Posts Tagged: climate change

Experts available to speak about the declaration of monarch butterflies as an endangered species

July 25, 2022

Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature added the migratory monarch butterflies to its Red List of Threatened…

Hibernating insects regrow muscles on demand: study

July 19, 2022

New research from Western University has found potato beetles can break down and regrow muscles on demand, allowing them to preserve energy over the winter.

Western-led research team tracks 100 tornadoes in 2021

January 31, 2022

Northern Tornadoes Project investigated 400 severe weather events in 2021, verifying 100 tornadoes across the country in 2021. This research surged the verified count of tornadoes in Canada by an impressive 170 per cent.

Climate change expert available to media for comment on record-breaking heat temperatures

June 28, 2021

Climate scientists like Western’s Gordon McBean have projected that the heatwave that previously occurred once every two decades will occur every three to five years by 2050. McBean is available to media for comment on Canada’s record breaking temperatures.

Climate resilience key in pandemic recovery

June 24, 2021

New climate change report led by Gordon McBean highlights next steps for Canadian communities post COVID-19. McBean is a long-standing contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization that was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…