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Farming camp at Macdonald campus could cultivate love of agriculture

Montreal Gazette | July 6, 2016
by: Victor Schukov

A friend realized his life’s dream through one of the generous programs offered by the MacDonald campus of McGill University in Saint Anne-de-Bellevue.

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Published: 11Jul2016

Building Bike Lanes Could Slow Climate Change, New Research Finds

Momentum Mag | July 5, 2016

by: Hilary Angus

New research presented by scientists at McGill University suggests that the construction of safe bike infrastructure could significantly reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions by offering potential motorists an attractive alternative to getting in their cars. 

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Published: 7Jul2016

McGill wins two international prizes for sustainable procurement

McGill Reporter | May 31, 2016

McGill has recently won two significant international awards for the five-year Sustainable Procurement Strategy it began to develop in 2013.

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Published: 1Jun2016

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

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

Sustainability Projects Fund 101!

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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

Alternative Energy Enters the Iron Age

CBC News | January 15, 2016

Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald

Dr. Jeff Bergthorson, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University, and his colleagues, think the answer to the difficult problem of energy storage and transportation in a fossil-fuel-free future could be metals.

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Published: 25Jan2016

Studying the Arctic

Ames Tribune | January 9, 2015

by: Dylan Clark

Dylan Clark moved to Montreal to begin a master’s program with James Ford and the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group in the Department of Geography at McGill University to do work in climate change and health. This interesting retrospective written by Mr. Clark paints a picture of the life of an Arctic researcher and the cultural and physical environments they encounter.

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Published: 20Jan2016

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