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Two McGill researchers receive $500,000 grants to find innovative uses for carbon

The Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) announced on April 15, that two McGill researchers are among the 24 winners of $500,000 grants to transform carbon dioxide into useful products. Published on April 16, 2014 | McGill PublicationsWritten by: Meaghan Thurston

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Published on : 18 Apr 2014

Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty Published on April 11, 2014 | McGill Research An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2014

Making “waste not” a way of life

“Hate” may be a strong word, but it is the word used by mild-mannered Bernice Ting to describe how she feels about waste. Published on April 9, 2014 | McGill Newsby Jennifer Nault

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Published on : 13 Apr 2014

Working group aims to redefine shared space for pedestrians and cyclists on campus

Recommendations to be released in April in response to criticism of Milton bike gates. Published on April 1, 2014 | McGill Tribuneby Chelsea Ju Cycling regulations on campus could undergo substantial changes following the work of McGill’s Cycling Working Group, which is scheduled for release in April. The group was created in order to analyze issues regarding bicycles on campus, with the goal of devising a well-compromised accommodation for cyclists at the university.

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Published on : 03 Apr 2014

Global shift to greener economies happening because of economic benefits, panelists say

The global transition to clean energy is underway and Canada is lagging, experts speaking at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit said Saturday. Published on March 29, 2014 | The Hill Timesby Laura Ryckewaert

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Published on : 01 Apr 2014

Climate Change: Extinction of Ice-Free Antarctic Polynyas Due to Trapped Ocean Heat (Eric Galbraith)

Researchers from the McGill University and University of Pennsylvania have found evidence to show climate change is the main reason for the disappearance of ice-free regions, known as polynyas. Find story links below

Published on : 01 Apr 2014

Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design: Drafting a green blueprint for the future

The first annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design will be held March 17-18 at le Centre Mont-Royal from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Published on March 12, 2014 | McGill Reporterby McGill Reporter Staff

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Published on : 20 Mar 2014

McGill's Electric Snowmobile Wins during the Clean Snowmobile Challenge

McGill University of Montreal, Canada won the Zero Emissions, or electric, category of the challenge last weekend at Michigan Technological University's Keweenaw Research Center. Published on March 13, 2014 | SF Gateby Dan Roblee

Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Pathogens could be freed from thawing permafrost, scientists warn

French researchers are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil. Published on March 4, 2014 | The Globe and Mailby Tu Thanh Ha French researchers who have revived a 30,000-year-old giant virus from a sample of Siberian permafrost are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Leith Sharp: Embracing “disruptive sustainability”

Leith Sharp comes to McGill February 27th, 2014, here she answers some pertinent questions: Published on Feb 20, 2014 | McGill Reporterby the McGill Reporter Staff

Published on : 24 Feb 2014

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?

Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may seem inexorable. Published on Feb 21, 2014 | Teatro Naturale InternationalWritten by S.C.

Published on : 24 Feb 2014

It isn’t easy being green, but why not try?

Composting on campus: a big project in the works. After finishing the last bite of an apple, it’s almost second nature to toss it into the trash can before heading off to class. But what happens then? Published on Feb 7, 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Jenny Shen and Marlee Vinegar Few people know the fate of their food waste. But for many McGill students, the matter wasn’t just a concern—it was the beginnings of a significant undertaking.

Published on : 19 Feb 2014

Why McGill needs ECOLE

McGill School Or Architecture teams up with volunteers to foster growth of Montreal's bee population. Published on Feb 18, 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Ilana Khin

Published on : 19 Feb 2014

McGill student-run initiative Educational Community Living Environment (ECOLE) project funded

Educational Community Living Environment looks forward to new house Published on Feb 17, 2014 | The DailyWritten by Sarina Gupta

Published on : 19 Feb 2014

b-Shack

b-Shack: Bourdonnement d’initiatives sur le campus MacDonald. publié 11 fév 2014 | Le DélitRédigé par Alexandra Nadeau

Published on : 18 Feb 2014