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Transportation apps can help people with disabilities navigate public transit but accessibility lags behind

July 12, 2023 Mahtot Gebresselassie Smartphone apps have become commonplace tools for travel and navigation. As technology becomes more integrated into transport networks, apps will continue to be indispensable. But many of those apps remain inaccessible to those with various disabilities. Many people with disabilities rely on public transit as many do

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How food insecurity affects people’s rights to choose whether or not to have children

By JASMINE FLEDDERJOHANN - MAUREEN OWINO - SOPHIE PATTERSON PUBLISHED JUNE 1, 2023 Food insecurity - difficulties getting enough nutritious food for a healthy life — is a growing problem globally. It has been linked to many health and social problems including malnutrition, difficulties managing diabetes, impaired development in childhood and reduced school performance for children. Our recent research shows how food insecurity also

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An Introduction to Queer Ecology

Air Date: Week of June 23, 2023 Below is the transcript for the podcast, "An Introduction to Queer Ecology" Transcript DOERING: It’s Living on Earth, I’m Jenni Doering. O’NEILL: And I’m Aynsley O’Neill. June is Pride Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. That’s a group

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Toward a wild pollinator strategy for Canada: expert-recommended solutions and policy levers

Rachel Nalepa and Sheila Colla 22 June 2023 Abstract Invertebrate pollinators are in trouble: particularly documented are declines among bees and butterflies. Interacting stressors include pesticides, pathogens, habitat loss, nonnative species, and climate change. Many governments have strategies to reduce negative pressures on pollinators, but Canada does not despite widespread

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Canadian financial institutions are fueling the climate change crisis

Bruce Campbell, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University, Canada May 18, 2023 Wearing a protective mask, a dog walker ventures out as heavy smoke from northern Alberta forest fires blankets downtown Calgary on May 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal Once again, Canada will almost certainly

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What can we expect from clean hydrogen in Canada?

The industry is earning international interest, but some suggest expectations should be tempered Adam Beauchemin · CBC News · Posted: May 29, 2023 As the world races to find effective climate solutions, hydrogen is earning buzz as a potentially low-emitting alternative fuel source.  The promise of hydrogen as a clean fuel source is nothing

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Core Ideas - The Paleolimnology Podcast

Adam Jeziorski and Josh Thienpont Click on the image to access the podcast Accessed via Apple Podcasts

How Indigenous economic development corporations can support a just, low-carbon energy transition

Published: June 26, 2023 5:49pm EDT Christina E. Hoicka and Matthew Foss There are over 50,000 Indigenous businesses in Canada today. According to the 2020 census, the Indigenous economy generated a gross domestic product of $48.9 billion dollars. A growing number of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities are establishing economic

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North Durham Nature to examine cormorants at June meeting

Dr. Gail Fraser to be guest speaker on June 27 in Uxbridge By Port Perry Star Thursday, June 1, 2023 Gail Fraser, an associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, will lead a "Bad Reputations: Cormorants and Conservation" discussion at the Lucy Maud Montgomery Church in Leaskdale

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Environmental and Urban Changemakers Podcast

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Working towards a wild pollinator strategy for Canada

As wild pollinator populations continue to decline, researchers are working to develop a vision for Canada’s pollinator protection JUN 23, 2023 BY SHEILA COLLA AND RACHEL NALEPA A yellow-banded bumblebee (Bombus terricola) on a prunus flower. (Photo: Victoria MacPhail)In recent years, the decline of pollinators has become an issue on the public’s radar.

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On the 10th anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, what’s changed?

Published: June 27, 2023 1:32pm EDT On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying 72 tank cars loaded with volatile Bakken shale oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, a small town in southeastern Québec. It killed 47 people, orphaned 26 children, spilled a record six million litres of oil and incinerated

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York takes academic leadership role at Congress 2023 

May 30, 2023 By Ashley Goodfellow Craig, editor, YFile Upwards of 250 York University faculty members and scholars are among the presenters during the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, where they take an academic leadership role in sharing their research with colleagues from across the nation.  The flagship

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Four projects receive funding through York’s Sustainability Innovation Fund

June 9, 2023 A selection committee from the President’s Sustainability Council identified projects that advance climate action at the University for the second round of funding from York’s Sustainability Innovation Fund (SIF).  The Sustainability Innovation Fund provides funding to support campus sustainability projects that help build a culture and practice

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Better Buildings Boot Camp exemplifies experiential sustainability education

June 13, 2023 The Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC) at York University, in partnership with Sustainable Buildings Canada, will host the Better Buildings Boot Camp (BBBC) 2023 for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and instructors from Canadian universities from June 19 to 23, 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. The BBBC comprises five

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