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Mapping human vulnerability to climate change

First global map suggests climate change will have greatest impact 
on the populations least responsible for causing the problem

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Published on : 03 Mar 2011

Producing clean water in an emergency

McGill researchers develop a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles

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Published on : 23 Feb 2011

Bacteria living on old-growth trees 
may help forests grow

Biology researchers discover that bacteria living in mosses on tree branches twice as effective at ‘fixing’ nitrogen as those on the ground

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Published on : 22 Feb 2011

Pigs reveal secrets: New research shines light on Quebec industry

Which are the best pieces of pork, what their texture is, how moist they are – the secrets pigs keep from even the most skilled butchers – are about to be revealed, thanks to a sophisticated new technique that has been developed by McGill University researchers in conjunction with Agriculture Canada and the pork industry.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

Montreal Gazette: Urban Agriculture Taking Root in Montreal Yards and Rooftops

Bean stalks wending their way up a concrete wall at McGill University's downtown campus, tomato plants growing next to a community centre in Notre Dame de Grâce, basil and chard in the back yard of a St. Laurent duplex. They're all part of a wave of urban agriculture sweeping the island of Montreal.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2010

Green Team

We need food. We need fuel. The Green Crop Network is working on ways we can have both. (Hold the greenhouse gases.)

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

From Green Revolution To Evergreen Solutions

If you can’t eat it, it’s not food: Growing crops is one thing, but the real trick is getting those crops from field to market with minimal spoilage. Learn about bioresource engineering professor Vijaya Raghavan’s decades-long effort to bring post-harvest innovations to Indian farms.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Eco-minds at work

McGill researchers are drawing attention to what they call "ecosystem flips," a dramatic change in soil composition.

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Published on : 22 Apr 2008