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Researchers Turn Fish Waste into a Coffee-Scented Biofuel

Chemical & Engineering News | December 15, 2015 by: Dierdre Lockwood  McGill University graduate student Shrikalaa Kannan suggests that fish heads and guts can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon.   Read the full story here.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2015

Using traditional knowledge, cultural values and science, Inuit are adapting to climate change in Canada's North

Canadian Institutes of Health Research | Nov. 9, 2015 By: CIHR Staff Having incorporated Inuit traditional knowledge and cultural values into his work, Dr. James Ford is keenly aware of the ability of traditional Indigenous knowledge to help Inuit adapt to shifts in the climate.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 14 Dec 2015

McGill’s Chem-E car cruises to U.S. national championship

McGill Reporter | Dec. 1, 2015 by: Neale McDevitt In just its second year of competition, the McGill Chem-E Car team defied all odds to tie for first place at the recent national championships in Salt Lake City, Utah.  read the full story here.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Metal-Fueled Flames May be the Future of Clean Energy

Science World Report | Dec. 9, 2015 by: Catherine Griffin Metal particles may just be the clean fuel of the future. Scientists at McGill University have found that metal powders could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than any other widely discussed alternatives. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Green Light Microscopy: A Sustainable Alternative in Modern Microscopy

In times of environmental decline, scientific innovation must be implemented to replace old and inefficient technology. This can lead to positive academic, economic and environmental impacts. Fluorescence microscopy is a key element in many aspects of research throughout the physical, life and health sciences. Microscopes are found in virtually all research institutes, universities, hospitals, biotechnology companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Growing Young Farmers at the Macdonald Student Gardens

Young Agrarians | Nov. 5, 2015 by: Monica Allaby It was nearing eleven and the late September sun was beating down on the rolling cornfields surrounding the quiet town of Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue as I toured the Macdonald Student Run-Ecological Gardens (MSEG). On the two-acre plot of land situated on McGill University’s Macdonald Campus Farm, a small but passionate team of student farmers is growing over sixty different crop species.

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Published on : 28 Nov 2015

Alternative Fuels Power McGill and Cornell’s Chem-E-Car Teams to First Place in Competition

Utah Business | Nov. 10, 2015 The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced Monday that Cornell University and McGill University tied for first place in its 17th Annual Chem-E-Car competition, a collegiate competition featuring cars ranging in size from shoeboxes to fire hydrants and powered by alternative fuels.  Read the full story here.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2015

Climate change: this Canadian study actually has some good news

Cantech Letter | Nov. 10, 2015 by: Mick Waddwell While many studies on climate change have readers bracing themselves for the latest and most dire warnings before they even scan a paragraph, a new report out of Montreal’s McGill University actually delivers some good news.  Read the full story here.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2015

Chris Ragan on easing traffic congestion

McGill University associate professor Chris Ragan, chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission warns that building more roads and transit won't be enough to throttle congestion, at least not on a sustained basis. Read More about this Story Below: CTV News | Easing congestion: Is putting a price on road access the answer?

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Published on : 03 Nov 2015

Les changements climatiques pour le jardinier amateur

Le Devoir | le 24 octobre 2015 par: Lise Gobeille  Sylvie de Blois, professeure au Département de sciences végétales et à l’École d’environnement de l’Université McGill, elle a codirigé et supervisé tout le volet « plantes » du projet « CC-Bio : Effets des changements climatiques sur la biodiversité du Québec », qui a donné naissance à ce livre. Nous lui avons posé quelques questions…

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Published on : 31 Oct 2015

Ecofiscal Commission helps Canadian governments tackle climate change

CBC Radio | Oct 22, 2015 Chris Ragan, the economics professor at McGill University and the chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commissiontells Chris Hall feel that both the Prime Minister and the premiers need to engage on the issue of creating a climate change plan at an international level.

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Published on : 31 Oct 2015

Un plan d'action sur les changements climatiques

Radio-Canada | le 13 octobre 2015 par: Les Matins d'ici Le rapport du collectif Dialogues pour un Canada vert invite notamment à trouver des sources d'énergie autres que les combustibles fossiles.  La professeure Catherine Potvin, du département de biologie de l'Université McGill, discute de la question avec Philippe Marcoux. Ecoutez ici

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Published on : 19 Oct 2015

Les voitures de banlieues polluent Montréal

Le Journal de Montreal | le 13 octobre 2015 par: Anne-Marie Provost Les résidents du Plateau Mont-Royal sont ceux qui subissent le plus la polluton des voitures, révèle une étude de l'Université McGill. Lire l'histoire complet ici

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Published on : 19 Oct 2015

In conversation with François Miller, Manager, Office of Sustainability

McGill Reporter | Oct. 8, 2015 by: Neale McDevitt

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Published on : 13 Oct 2015

How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

The Atlantic | Sept 24, 2015 Aspire Food Group is one of four major farms in the nation that breeds insects specifically for food. Mott founded the company as an MBA student in 2013 with a group of his McGill University classmates, using $1 million in seed money from the Hult Prize, a student start-up competition for social enterprise. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2015