A bee species recorded for the first time in Canada by University of Guelph researchers may provide further evidence that critical pollinators and other creatures are widening their natural ranges under climate change. The team members also say this first-ever Canadian sighting of the American migrant underlines the importance of maintaining a unique habitat in
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Study predicts increased exposure to extreme heat in cities
Rising temperatures from climate change and increased urbanization mean city residents will experience more extreme heat in the future, but how much more?
Changing climate affects farmland
In a warming world, Canada’s North may become our breadbasket of the future – but this new “farming frontier” also poses environmental threats from increased carbon emissions to degraded water quality, according to a first-ever study involving University of Guelph researchers. The research team modelled prospects for growing major food crops in new farmland that
The Physics of Wildfire: Grad Leads Fire Attack in B.C.
A University of Guelph grad leading the fight against wildfires in southern British Columbia is finding that his physics degree has come in handy. In recent years, Bryce Moreira’s job as aviation specialist with the Kamloops Fire Centre has been intensely demanding, given the highly combustible conditions in B.C.’s forests. But Moreira, 29, says he
Plant-based ‘meat’ aimed at meat-lovers
A University of Guelph engineering professor is on a quest to give meat-lovers the textures they savour in beef, chicken or fish while retaining the human and environmental health benefits associated with eating plants. Mario Martinez’s research project was one of eight international plant-based meat initiatives chosen to receive funding by the Good Food Institute,
U of G gets $25 million for water and energy conservation
The University of Guelph has received $25 million from the Ontario government to support its ongoing energy and water conservation efforts. The money comes from the province’s greenhouse gas campus retrofits program within its larger climate change action plan. Plans include upgrading and expanding the heat recovery system, installing real-time energy monitoring meters and a
U of G Experts Track A Changing North To Improve Health, Environment And Food Security