News archive - October 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New study sets first baseline of food allergy prevalence in Canada

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

One in 13 Canadians, or 2.5 million people, are affected by a food allergy, according to new prevalence estimates from the Allergy, Genes and Environment Network (AllerGen). The research represents the largest survey to date on the prevalence of food allergies in Canada, and will be used as a baseline to gauge if allergies are rising or falling. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Researcher part of international collaboration to improve ocean conservation research in small island states

Foreign scientists working in small island states need to create better collaborations with local researchers and marine management entities if coral reefs, fish, and other marine resources are to be saved from irreversible degradation, according to a new opinion paper published by researchers from the Caribbean, Canada, the USA, and UK.

Steve Alexander a member of the Environmental Change & Governance Group at the University of Waterloo is one of the contributors to the piece titled, Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Researcher launches resource decision making software at EU parliament

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School of Environment Enterprise and Development researcher Simron Singh was recently in Brussels, Belgium for the release of OPTamos -- a free online decision support tool for natural resource and land management.

Monday, October 26, 2015

PhD awarded major IDRC funding for Jamaican food security project

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Environment and Resource Studies PhD candidate Beth Timmers awarded $20,000 by The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to assess food security in Jamaica amid urbanization, climate change and rural transformation.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Failing to account for climate change in mining land reclamation may cost billions: study

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Researchers at the University of Waterloo are warning that plans to reclaim mined land risk failure and could cost industry and government billions in future cleanup costs if they do not take into account the affects of climate change. 
In a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change
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