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Thousands meet at Lafontaine Park to push leaders on environment

Thousands of environmentally-minded demonstrators assembled at Lafontaine Park Sunday to make a passionate appeal prior to Tuesday’s United Nation Climate Summit in New York. Sept 21, 2014 | CTV News Montréal The New York meeting aims to set the table for a crucial Paris conference to be held at the end of 2015 and environmentalists met in hopes that they'd embolden politicians to push for real change.

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Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence are as high as has been observed in the world's most contaminated marine sediments. Sept. 18, 2014 | Phys.org

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

Protests aim to bring attention to need to act on climate change

Dr. Catherine Potvin is a climate scientist in McGill University’s Department of Biology, at the school in Montreal, Thursday, September 18, 2014. On September 21 she will speak at Montreal’s version of the People’s Climate March, a global event billed to be the biggest climate protest in history. Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette by: Michelle Lalonde

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

The time to face up to climate change is now

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette by: Catherine Potvin 

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Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Four Burning Questions for Audra Simpson, professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

Audra Simpson, McGill alumna and professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address at the Aboriginal Homecoming event on Sept. 18 Sept. 9, 2014 | The Reporter The Reporter Staff

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Published on : 14 Sep 2014

Feeding a University

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette by: Lesley Chesterman

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Published on : 14 Sep 2014

Which Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?

Walkers, cyclists and commuter-rail riders are much more satisfied than drivers and transit users.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2014

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