Posts Tagged: climate change

First evidence in more than a decade of endangered and ‘weird’ shark traveling to Canada

November 13, 2019

Named one of the world’s ‘weirdest’ animals by National Geographic, basking sharks are also the second largest shark after the whale shark. They are also Canada’s most endangered marine fish…

Giant beavers didn’t eat wood and that’s likely why they didn’t survive the last Ice Age

May 9, 2019

North American beavers, which weigh between 25 to 75 pounds as adults, are the largest rodents living in Canada. That’s today. Go back 10,000 years to the last Ice Age…

Evidence of human influence and pollution found in remote mountain lakes

February 8, 2016

A new interdisciplinary study at Western University has shown for the first time that 70 per cent of nitrates in high mountain lakes in Utah are from human-caused sources –…

Western professor to provide detailed ‘insider’s account’ of UN Climate Change Conference

December 16, 2015

As the world watched events of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) unfold, Western University’s Radoslav Dimitrov seized a front row seat to the proceedings, representing the Republic of…

Western University expert attending Paris climate change conference available to media

November 26, 2015

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) set to begin on Monday in Paris, an expert from Western University attending and actively engaged in the session is available to…

Western collaborative study shows future Athabasca River flows may not sustain water demands for Alberta oil sands

September 23, 2015

The Alberta oil sands, the world’s third-largest crude oil reserve, require fresh water from the Athabasca River – lots of water – as it is estimated that three barrels of…