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Professor Rod MacRae co-authors study that finds organic farms are more energy efficient

Professor Rod MacRae co-authors study that finds organic farms are more energy efficient

Organic farms can be more energy efficient than conventional farms that mass produce crops using unsustainable practices, a surprising result from a study co-authored by a York University professor. Researchers analyzed 130 studies to compare the energy use and global warming potential of organic versus conventional farming. They concluded that organic farms were more energy […]

Researcher and City Institute director shifts the lens to suburbs around the globe

Researcher and City Institute director shifts the lens to suburbs around the globe

The suburbs have often been dismissed as cultureless wastelands of cookie-cutter housing and strip malls. But York environmental studies Professor Roger Keil, principal investigator of a major international research initiative, says there‚Äôs a lot more happening in suburbia than people think and researchers have ignored it for far too long. Most urban growth these days […]