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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. 

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Published: 11Nov2015

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. 

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Published: 11Nov2015

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.

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CTV News | Easing congestion: Is putting a price on road access the answer?

Published: 3Nov2015

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…

Published: 31Oct2015

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.

Published: 31Oct2015

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.

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Published: 19Oct2015

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.

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Published: 19Oct2015

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.

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Published: 29Sep2015

Cultivating Sustainability at McGill

McGill Reporter | Sept. 12, 2015

by: Chris Wrobel


After the Sustainability Projects Fund was created in the 2009-10 school year, Emily McGill, a past garden volunteer, worked with a group of students to apply for funds to start the permaculture garden project. The production area consisted of the original eight garden plots in the student-run garden, along with a quarter acre in the Horticulture Centre.


Published: 21Sep2015