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UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

Radio Canada International | Oct. 9, 2014

By: Marc Montgomery

A new report from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in South Korea says that ocean acidification has risen alarmingly from absorption of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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    Radio Canada | UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

    Published: 30Sep2014

    550 volunteers pitch in for Community Engagement Day

    McGill Reporter | Oct. 9, 2014

    by: Neale McDevitt

    On Oct. 2, Marie-Gil Fabris, a 2nd-year Management student, played hooky from school, but instead of sleeping in, going to a movie or just hanging out with friends, Fabris rolled up her sleeves in the kitchen of the Benedict Labre House, a resource centre for homeless people. 

    Published: 11Oct2014

    Community Engagement Day looks to foster lasting relationships

    The McGill Daily | Oct.6, 2014

    by: Jill Bachelder

    From September 29 to October 9, workshops and volunteering opportunities were hosted by forty different organizations based throughout the Montreal community, with the majority of events happening on October 2.

    Read the full story here

    Published: 11Oct2014

    Faculty/EUS Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity in Engineering

    University Centre Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E7, CA

    Do you want to discuss how to support students in Engineering?

    Did you know that radical microaggressions actually have an impact on people's cognitive abilities?

    Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy Launch

    On Thursday, October 16th, 12:00-4:00pm, McGill will celebrate the launch of the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy!


    McGill Spaces Project: Kicking out the cars

    PARK(ing) Day turns Montreal parking lots into creative spaces

    The McGill Daily | Sept 29, 2014

    by: Siobbhan O'Connell

    This year’s PARK(ing) Day took place on September 19, kicking over 200 cars out of their regular spots. Taking their place were arcade games, libraries, fruit stands, barbecues, musical acts, drum sets, and a variety of other interactive installations and activities.

    Read the full story here

    Published: 2Oct2014

    World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

    McGill Newsroom | September 29, 2014

    Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing.

    Read the full story here.

    Published: 30Sep2014

    netMTL to compete in the Solar Decathalon in 2016

    Voirvert.ca | Sept 2014

    netMTL, a join venture between students at McGill and Concordia Universities is taking on the goal of competing in the all-solar solar decathalon race, Solar Decathalon Europe, in 2016 in Versailles, France.

    Read the full story here. (French only)

    Published: 30Sep2014

    McGill Professor Anthony Ricciardi on Plastic Microbeads in the St Lawrence River

    CBC News | Sept. 26, 2014

    Plastic microbeads polluting St. Lawrence River, McGill researchers find.

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    Published: 30Sep2014

    McGill Grad Student Suncica Avlijas on Plastic microbeads in the St Lawrence River

    Washington Post | Sept. 29, 2014

    by: Rachel Feltman

    Plastic microbeads from face wash are polluting river sediment; Tiny balls of plastic from cosmetic products are showing up in river sediment for the first time, mixing with the rocks and dirt that line the bed of the Saint Lawrence River.

    Read the full story here

    Published: 30Sep2014