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Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

The McGill Reporter | April 15, 2015

By: Katherine Gombay 

Cyclists in Montreal and Toronto can now choose the least polluted routes to get around their cities thanks to an online tool developed at McGill. Sometimes a detour of less than 1 km can make for a much less polluted ride. The researchers who developed the online tool were Marianne Hatzopoulou (project lead); Guillaume Barreau (online tool developer); and Scott Weichenthal and Mark Goldberg (health perspectives on cycling and air pollution).

Published: 28Apr2015

Aboriginal students, staff at McGill University call for more recognition

CBC News | April 23, 2015

"I have no idea [what it is] I've never paid attention to it unfortunately," said McGill student Mohammad Reza Gholipour, who walks by the rock every day.

"I think it should be promoted in a better way. I had no idea."

Kakwiranoron Cook, McGill's aboriginal outreach administrator, would like to see the university put up a more noticeable monument.

Published: 25Apr2015

Une carte pour choisir la route la moins polluée

Journal Metro | le 23 avril 2015

par: Mathias Marchal

Grâce aux travaux de chercheurs de l’Université McGill, les cyclistes montréalais ont désormais accès à une carte intelligente qui leur indique la route la moins polluée pour se rendre d’un point A à un point B. Entrevue avec Guillaume Bareau qui a participé à l’aspect technique des travaux de la chercheuse Marianne Hatzopoulou.

Published: 24Apr2015

McGill Geography Chair Jeffrey Wells: Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting climate change

Montreal Gazette | April 22, 2015

by: Jeffrey Wells

We were heartened last week to see leaders of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments meet in Quebec City to seek real solutions to the runaway problem of carbon pollution. The governments of Ontario and Quebec, in particular, are advancing, with courage and integrity, solid policies that address the problem of industrial carbon pollution. We applaud them for these efforts.

Published: 24Apr2015

Carbon pricing with a practical Canadian twist

From Alberta to Nova Scotia, and especially in Ontario, spring has ushered in fresh discussions about climate policy. On Tuesday, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission (which I chair) released a new report, The Way Forward, with specific recommendations for how Canadians can make real progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The report’s two main recommendations will be surprising to many people, but for quite different reasons. {The Globe and Mail, April 7, 2015 by: Christopher Ragan}

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Published: 9Apr2015

Budding Ideas: Celebrating Community Research!

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ECOLE would like to invite you to join their celebratory final event of the academic year, Budding Ideas:  Celebrating Community Research!   They are enthused to be wrapping up our pilot year and are eager to share all of the lessons we've learned