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What’s in McGill’s giant brownie?

McGill à la carte event to highlight Fair Trade and Mac farm products  Published on Aug 21, 2014 | McGill Reporter Written by: Neale McDevitt

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Published on : 01 Sep 2014

Future Earth coming to Montreal

McGill’s role in global secretariat could open opportunities for researchers Published on Aug 11, 2014 | McGill Reporter Written by: Chris Chipello Montreal will soon become one of five global hubs for Future Earth, a 10-year international research program stemming from the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.

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Published on : 19 Aug 2014

McGill's Farm to School Summer Camp Makes the CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/ID/2487230329/ CBC News - August 11, 2014 McGill's Farm to School Project (SP0100) Summer Camp Click on the link above to watch the full story!

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Published on : 19 Aug 2014

Global Warming: Planet Hits Natural Pause Button (featuring Shaun Lovejoy)

Global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 indicate a slowdown in global warming, but this was due to natural cooling fluctuation and not due to any decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. This has been proved by statistical analysis of the temperatures, conducted by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy. (Exerpt from Jayalakshmi K, International Business Times)

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

Hungry for something healthy and new? Why not make dinner with crickets tonight!

McGill Student Jakub Dzamba desigs cricket incubator to feed growing interest in insect farming Published on July 23, 2014 | Journal Metro by: Mathais Marchal

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

Can Urban Agriculture Feed the World's Growing Cities?

Living in a city puts everything at your fingertips: From fashion and movies to social movements and political experiments, residents of urban areas experience most everything before it trickles through the suburbs and into rural communities. Published on July 29, 2014 | Yahoo! News by: Willy Blackmore

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

In a number of cities around the world, residents have transformed previously derelict sites, ignored corners and over-grown verges into green and productive vegetable plots Published on July 30, 2014 | Environmental Research Web For example, in York, UK, an "edible map" reveals that there is garlic mustard and horseradish growing in abundance alongside the river, and plums will be available on a tree in a street in Osbaldwick by August.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

McGill University Student Uses Pulse Energy API to Create the McGill Energy Map

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff Published on July 14, 2014 | Pulse Energy News by: Meena Mohan Flexibility and configurability are two of our guiding principles when it comes to developing great, user friendly software.

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Published on : 16 Jul 2014

Showers available for bike commuters

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff Published on June 15, 2014 | McGill Reporter by: McGill Reporter

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Published on : 20 Jun 2014

Out of the classroom and into the rainforest

The Panama Field Studies Semester offers McGill undergraduates a unique opportunity to experience the complexity of environmental issues up-close Published on June 9, 2014 | McGill News by: Hannah Hoag (MSc '99)

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Published on : 20 Jun 2014

McGill Fossil Fuel Decisions Shift

The McGill University board of governors has included “grave environmental degradation” as allowable criteria for divestment. Published on June 10, 2014 | The Gazette by: Karen Seidman Many students at McGill University are celebrating a fundamental shift in how the university will decide whether to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

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Published on : 11 Jun 2014

McGill Nonlinear Physics Professor and Climatologist Shaun Lovejoy: Global Warming is not a "Natural" Occurrence

Opinion: Research Shows the Global Warming isn't natural Published on June 9, 2014 | The Gazette by: Shaun Lovejoy Last year, the Quebec Skeptics Society laid down a challenge: “If anthropogenic global warming is as strong as scientists claim, then why do they need supercomputers to demonstrate it?” My immediate response was: “They don’t.”

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Published on : 11 Jun 2014

McGill Students Fiona Yuan and Christopher Tegho win at 2014 Scotiabank EcoLiving Student Leadership Award

Yuan and Tegho are in their last year of electrical engineering at McGill University and are keen about sustainability and energy conservation. Together they designed an “energy management and power disaggregation” system that helps homeowners and businesses better monitor, control and manage the energy use of individual appliances.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2014

Podcast: Environment or Economy: At the Muskoka Summit

Published on June 4, 2014 | CBC Ideas with Paul Kennedy Following on the heels of Green Growth: Can Profits Save the Planet?, IDEAS presents the Muskoka Summit, a biennial conclave with some of the world's most respected ecologists debating one of the crucial questions of our time -- is it possible for economists to understand and appreciate the 'real' value of the environment?

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Published on : 09 Jun 2014

Given our frigid climes, think indoor greenery

Montreal — Green spaces can help obliterate blue spaces in our minds: It’s a no-brainer. Published on May 30, 2014 | The Gazette by: Bill Brownstein

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Published on : 06 Jun 2014