March 4, 2020Environment & Sustainability
From four hours to 10 minutes, new technology created by McMaster engineers lets experts test water toxicity more efficiently.
November 26, 2019Environment & Sustainability
Research from a leading international expert on the health of the Great Lakes suggests that the growing intensity and scale of pollution from plastics poses serious risks to human health and will continue to have profound consequences on the ecosystem.
November 19, 2019Environment & Sustainability
Canada could lead the world in helping to achieve water sustainability but is falling short of reaching the goals set out by the United Nations (U.N.), according to a new report from scientists with the University of Saskatchewan-led Global Water Futures (GWF) program.
September 11, 2019Environment & Sustainability
Scientists solve the lingering mystery of a poorly understood frog.
August 19, 2019Environment & Sustainability
Researchers find hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders.
August 1, 2019Environment & Sustainability
New members will advise on water quality in the Great Lakes and on environmental public health issues.
June 12, 2019Environment & Sustainability
New findings of a multi-university research team show the pesticide DDT persists in remote lakes at concerning levels half a century after it was banned, affecting key aquatic species and potentially entire lake food webs.
March 25, 2019Environment & Sustainability
Evolutionary biologist Jonathan Pruitt has found that the success of colony spiders' cooperative societies depends on their neighbours, not on their level of aggression.
January 21, 2019Environment & Sustainability
The three-year Ohneganos project will focus on issues of wellness, training and governance related to water quality on Six Nations of the Grand River.
August 1, 2018Environment & Sustainability
The number of mosquitoes we see each change from year to year. This is because the successful reproduction of mosquitoes depends on precipitation levels and warm weather.
June 11, 2018Environment & Sustainability
As summer-like temperatures bring ticks out of hibernation, a biologist from McMaster warns that they are spreading across Ontario, increasing the risk for infections such as Lyme disease.
May 16, 2018Environment & Sustainability
The research suggests the two species diverged from one another approximately 22 million years ago.
December 13, 2017Environment & Sustainability
Two new projects led by Mac researchers will work to assess and mitigate the effects of climate change on Canada's water.
December 11, 2017Environment & Sustainability
McMaster engineers are working to reduce the impacts of greenhouse gases and air pollution on our climate and environment.
December 5, 2017Environment & Sustainability
When it comes to environmental problems caused by medications and personal care products, fish are the canaries in the coal mine.
October 24, 2017Environment & Sustainability
For World Water Week 2018 (November 20-23), we're highlighting some of the water research that's happening at Mac. First is Dawn Martin-Hill's interdisciplinary Global Water Futures Project, "Co-Creation of Indigenous Water Quality Tools," which brings together McMaster researchers and Indigenous partners to address water quality in Indigenous communities.
August 15, 2017Environment & Sustainability
Five McMaster research projects have been awarded more than $1.9 million combined for infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
August 7, 2017Environment & Sustainability
Karen Kidd, an internationally recognized expert in chemical contamination of food webs, has been named the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health at McMaster University.
July 14, 2017Environment & Sustainability
From May 25 to June 11, the Glacial Sedimentology Lab, led by Dr. Carolyn Eyles, worked with Peruvian scientists from the National Institute for Research in Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems to understand the glacial systems and water issues in Perú.
June 8, 2017Environment & Sustainability
Professors Sean Carey and Mike Waddington, both from the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, have been awarded more than $3.4 million combined from the Global Water Futures (GWF) Program.
May 19, 2017Environment & Sustainability
Seven researchers from across the disciplines have earned Early Researcher Awards to advance their work – a collective investment of nearly $1 million from the Province of Ontario.
February 27, 2017Environment & Sustainability
More than 50 graduate students registered to participate in this year’s full-day event. Competitors took part in four preliminary heats, with the top three from each heat moving forward into the Final at the end of the day.
January 31, 2017Environment & Sustainability
16 projects, spanning four continents and representing all six Faculties have been funded in the latest round of the International Initiatives Micro Fund (IIMF).
November 14, 2016Environment & Sustainability
McMaster's Associate Vice-President, International Affairs, Peter Mascher, is in Thailand to discuss university-private sector collaboration and share best practices in research and innovation.
August 16, 2016Environment & Sustainability
Cranston’s research work explores the use of trees and materials from nature and how to reuse them in a wide range of sustainable and renewable products.
July 12, 2016Environment & Sustainability
Manish Verma, an Associate Professor at the DeGroote School of Business, has received NSERC funding to further his research involving rail safety and the overland movement of dangerous goods.
May 30, 2016Environment & Sustainability
McMaster’s Acting Vice-President of Research, Allison Sekuler was recently in the Netherlands to explore and expand partnership opportunities and share best practices in university research and innovation.