Tag Archives: faculty of environment and urban change

Paving paradise: putting up parking lots put bumblebees at risk in Toronto

TORONTO, March 21, 2022 – “They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.” Written and sung by Joni Mitchell in the 1970s, those lyrics still hold true today as pavement and concrete structures squeeze out Toronto’s native bumblebees, say York University researchers in a new study published today.

Can COP26 deliver on the promise to tackle climate change?

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2021 – Can the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) change the current trajectory of an increasingly warm planet? With COP26 coming up, several York University experts are available to weigh in on what needs to be done and whether there is a will to do it.

Polar bear diet may indicate prey distribution changes due to climate shifts

TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2021 – How are warming temperatures and a loss of sea ice affecting polar bears and their marine mammal prey in the Arctic? A York University-led research team used a novel approach to the question by monitoring what polar bears eat across Nunavut and where they are catching their prey.

Federal Election: York University experts available on key issues from leaders’ debates

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2021 – York University experts on various topics — including those discussed by party leaders during the French- and English-language debates this week — are available for media interviews in the lead-up to election day: Professor Pat Armstrong in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies is available […]