Northern lakes at risk of losing ice cover permanently, impacting drinking water

Close to 5,700 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere may permanently lose ice cover this century, 179 of them in the next decade, at current greenhouse gas emissions, despite a possible polar vortex this year, researchers at York University have found. The lack of ice cover contributes to increased summer water temperatures, which in turn results in more frequent algae blooms that impact water quality.

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Welcome to the January 2021 issue of 'Brainstorm'

‘Brainstorm,’ a special edition of YFile that publishes once a month, showcases research and innovation at York University. It offers compelling stories about the world-leading work of York University’s academics and researchers across all disciplines and Faculties. ‘Brainstorm’ encompasses both pure and applied research.

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York retirees raise more than $24,000 for graduate student awards

During October, 18 members of the York University Retirees’ Association (YURA) and one University staff member participated in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge to raise funds to help endow the three Graduate Student Awards that YURA funds annually. As of Nov. 12, a total of $24,105 has been raised. There’s still time to support the team. Donations will be accepted until Nov. 23.

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