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EUC Research Update

Welcome to the April 2022 edition of the EUC Research Update - bringing you highlights from research activities at York's Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change.

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Pre-incident planning key to estimating bird deaths caused by oil spills

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. With almost 900,000

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EUC Seminar Series to discuss the Toronto Purchase

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) Seminar Series Polishing the Chain: Treaty Relations in Toronto continues Monday, Feb. 14 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss “The So-Called Toronto Purchase.” This is the fifth seminar in the Polishing the Chain, 2021-2022 EUC

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What is clean electricity?

Ontario’s nuclear plan raises questions about what is “clean” energy and the need for open, evidence-based decision-making around net-zero pathways. by Mark Winfield,  Colleen Kaiser In December, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced it will work with GE Hitachi to develop a new 300MW

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