As Peat Bogs Burn, a Climate Threat Rises
Kristyn Housman grabbed the end of a sampling auger, a steel tube that twocolleagues had just drilled into amoss-covered hummock in a peat bog, and poked through a damp, fibrous plug of partly decomposed peat.
Peat has been building up for centuries in this bog, where the spongy moss is interspersed with black spruces and, on a late spring morning, the air is teeming with mosquitoes. The sample, taken from three feet down, is at least several hundred years old, said Ms. Housman, a graduate researcher at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
“There’s literally tons of carbon here,” she said, looking around the bog, which covers several acres off a muddy oil-company road amid the vast flatness of northern Alberta. More..
LRT can ‘activate’ downtown Hamilton: McMaster study concludes
A new McMaster study concludes the controversial LRT plan is the catalyst needed to ignite downtown economic development.
Chris Higgins, the post-doctoral fellow who authored the paper, told a transit seminar sponsored by the McMaster Institute for Transportation and LogisticsTuesday morning that the much-debated light rail line is proposed to run through the most densely populated part of the city – exactly the kind of neighbourhood needed to get the best economic result from the system. More..
Pavlos Kanaroglou, professor, scholar and esteemed researcher was good friend of Hamilton
Hamilton, by all accounts, has lost a dear friend who cared so much for its residents.
Although his was not a household name, Pavlos Kanaroglou was that friend.
Kanaroglou, an urban transportation expert who also used spatial analysis to study issues from child care and housing to health care, was a McMaster University geography professor emeritus, and director and a founder of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL). More..