TORONTO, April 4, 2022 – Deep cuts to global greenhouse gases are imperative to mitigate climate change and keep global warming to 1.5 C, says a report released today by Working Group III of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). York University Professor Patricia Perkins of the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change is a lead author of a new chapter in the report (Chapter 5) which tackles the social aspects of mitigation.
TORONTO, March 22, 2022 - The world's ecological footprint, as measured by its use of natural resources, such as food, water, cropland, fisheries and fuel, has tripled since 1961. It has exceeded the Earth's biocapacity or ability to regenerate what's used, every year since 1971.
York University professor notes sizeable and influential diaspora as key TORONTO, March 4, 2022 – As the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has displaced more than one million people already, the UN Refugee Agency has estimated that up to four million could flee the country. York University Professor Jennifer Hyndman, from the Faculty of Environmental and […]
TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2022 – Aquatic birds are the most visibly affected organisms in an oil spill and a key measure of the environmental damage caused by them, such as the large spill off the coast of Peru last month. But accurately estimating how many birds have been affected requires pre-incident planning, says new research.
TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2022 – Usually when people think of urban sprawl it’s rows of houses spread out horizontally from a city centre, but in a new paper, York University researchers say vertical sprawl is equally an issue. Sprawl is tied to the lack of accessibility, how houses are commodified and financed, and the current housing crisis, which the pandemic has exacerbated.
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2021 – Changing consumer behaviour can go a long way towards mitigating climate change, while still giving people a sense of well-being, says York University Professor Ellie Perkins, co-author of a new study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2021 – This year’s BeeCon will explore the effects of human-driven landscape disturbance on wild bee communities, the development of diagnostic tools for neonicotinoid exposure, altruistic and selfish aggression in honey bees and more.