On February 20, 2024, author Ed Struzik published the piece “Rain Comes to the Arctic, With a Cascade of Troubling Changes” in the online magazine Yale Environment 360. The article explores the impacts of “rain-on-ice events” for trigger flooding, ice loss, and avalanches, and the resultant adverse effects for wildlife and Indigenous peoples in the Arctic. The publication draws on research and interviews with Queen’s researchers Drs. Melissa Lafrenière and Robert Way from the Department of Geography and Planning, who are each quoted in the feature. Please read the complete article at the Yale E360 website:

"Rain Comes to the Arctic, With a Cascade of Troubling Changes

Ed Struzik  

Canadian author and photographer Ed Struzik has been writing on environmental issues for three decades. He is the author of Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs and the Improbable World of Peat and a fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen's University.
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