Aseem Sharma (Renewable Resources) says extreme weather events are expected to be more “common, stronger and broader” in the future and he’s calling for more research to determine its cause.
Michael Flannigan (Renewable Resources) comments on a recent study on the frequency of severe wildfires in Canada.
A study led by former U of A professor Michael Flannigan with postdoctoral fellow Sean Coogan (Renewable Resources) and Natural Resources Canada found that eight of the worst wildfire weather years the world has ever recorded happened in the past decade.
Lower humidity and higher temperatures are driving extreme weather that makes wildfires more frequent and intense, says expert Michael Flannigan (Renewable Resources).
Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) says its pretty rare to have October smoke but due to fires in Saskatchewan and the smoke is low, making it more likely to affect us in the city.
Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) comments in this article as Manitoba gears up for an early start to their annual fire season.
Boyd Mori (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) discusses his predictions for insect populations this year.
Volunteer Dion Bews, manager of the U of A’s Green and Gold Community Garden (ALES) advises gardeners to get their seeds early as more people take up the hobby during the pandemic. He also talks about the Green and Gold Garden’s fundraising mission and how the community can support the garden.
Boyd Mori (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) is interviewed about 2020’s insect pressures in Alberta.
This map, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, shows the dominant agricultural systems around the world. (The dark-green areas are forests and the grey is desert.) Photo: Graphic: FAO/State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW)