Researchers at the University of Waterloo may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus.
The study by Waterloo researcher Brad Fedy discovered that introducing hungry minnows into bodies of water where mosquitoes breed results in the minnows feeding on mosquito larvae, which dramatically decreases the number of adult mosquitoes capable of carrying the disease.
More than 6,100 students received degrees as part of the University of Waterloo's spring convocation. There were more than 5,000 undergraduate degrees and 1,000 graduate degrees handed out at a record 12 ceremonies.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a faster and more accurate way to take and merge photos. The result is the ability to take sections of each photo to create a single picture where all elements are in focus.
A new study from the University of Waterloo discovered that rising sea levels could be accelerated by vulnerable ice shelves in the Antarctic.
The study, by an international team of polar scientists led by Canada Research Chair Christine Dow of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment, discovered that the process of warmer ocean water destabilizing ice shelves from below is also cracking them apart from above, increasing the chance they’ll break off.
Water covers the majority of the Earth's surface and is essential to the survival of all life on the planet, nevertheless, 700 million people in 43 countries currently suffer from water scarcity.
Water use has been increasing globally at more than twice the rate of the population growth in the last century, and a rising number of regions are reaching the limit at which water services can be sustainably delivered.
A new study has calculated the lost time from work and the mental health impacts resulting from basement flooding.
Of all extreme weather events in Canada, flooding is currently the costliest, causing millions of dollars in property damage. Nonetheless, the impact of basement flooding on time off work and the mental health of impacted homeowners has barely been explored, until now.
While humans and other species share some of the same genetic information, new research found that humans are unique among mammals when it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms on our skin. This difference could have implications for our health and immune systems.
“We were quite surprised when we saw just how distinct we humans are from almost all other mammals, at least in terms of the skin microbes that we can collect with a swab,” said Josh Neufeld, a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo and senior author of the study.