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The good news and the bad in Ontario’s new climate legislation (Op-Ed)

The Globe and Mail | May 25, 2016
by: Christopher Ragan

Canada faces considerable challenges with respect to its long-term economic growth, and our governments need to be especially mindful of whether their climate policies achieve the objectives in the most cost-effective manner. On this front, the latest news from the Ontario government could have been a lot better.

Published: 29May2016

New technique reclaims mercury from spent compact fluorescent light bulbs

Chemical and Engineering News | April 15, 2016

By: Melissa Pandika

Existing recovery methods often require high temperatures to evaporate the mercury, separating it from the other material inside the bulbs. Parisa A. Ariya of McGill University and her colleagues wanted to devise a technique that used natural, nontoxic compounds and minimal energy. Instead of heat, they used nanoparticles to trap the mercury.

Published: 13May2016

Saving the Planet From Governments and Markets

The Huffington Post | May 9, 2016

by: Henry Mintzberg

Op Ed by Henry Mintzvberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, McGill University

Countries have been signing the pledges they made last December at the Paris Conference on Climate Change. Think back to that time and ask yourself which had greater influence on your personal behavior: the TV clips you saw from that conference, or the ads that sponsored those clips?...

Published: 13May2016

BCom Managing for Sustainability Program Wins Catalyst Award

On April 14, 2016, Desautels’ Bachelor of Commerce Managing for Sustainability (MSUS) Major and Concentration Programs were awarded the Catalyst Award for Sustainability in Education.

Published: 19Apr2016

À l’avant-garde de la chimie verte

Le Devoir | le 9 avril 2016

par: Claude Lafleur

Probablement que plus de 95 % de tout ce que nous utilisons dans une journée est le fruit d’un processus chimique, ainsi que l’essentiel de ce que nous mangeons, rapporte Bruce Lennox, professeur de chimie et doyen de la Faculté des sciences de l’Université McGill.

 

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Published: 19Apr2016

Making Better Use of Science and Technology in Policy-Making

As governments struggle to keep pace with rapid advancements in science and technology, a new report by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) outlines how governments can better incorporate that knowledge in policy-making processes and improve the quality of government decisions.

Published: 23Mar2016

Sustainability Projects Fund 101!

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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: 1Mar2016

Outside the Box: Getting our waste to pay our energy bills

The Ottawa Citizen | Feb. 11, 2016

by: Avi Freedman

Canadians are among the largest producers of solid waste in the world. According to Environment Canada, we generate 990 kilograms per capita annually compared to the Japanese, for example, who produce half that much.

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Published: 13Feb2016

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