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Harvesting water out of thin air

Thu, 2014-05-22 (All day)

Harnessing humidity to quench thirst in the world’s most arid regions

Published on May 13, 2014 | McGill Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt and Chris Chipello

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Climate Change: Extinction of Ice-Free Antarctic Polynyas Due to Trapped Ocean Heat (Eric Galbraith)

Tue, 2014-04-01 01:21

Researchers from the McGill University and University of Pennsylvania have found evidence to show climate change is the main reason for the disappearance of ice-free regions, known as polynyas.

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Pathogens could be freed from thawing permafrost, scientists warn

Wed, 2014-03-19 00:54

French researchers are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

Published on March 4, 2014 | The Globe and Mail
by Tu Thanh Ha

French researchers who have revived a 30,000-year-old giant virus from a sample of Siberian permafrost are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

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Green Careers Week 2014: SEMINAR: Career Options in the Environment

Tue, 2014-03-11 10:00 - 12:00
Faculty Lounge

Session 1:

10:00 - 11:00

This seminar will explain the various environmental career options within a variety of industries


Session 2:

11:00-12:00

This session will hopefully answer your questions about the “Where”, “What” and “How” to apply to graduate studies in the environment.

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SPOKES II Conference

Wed, 2014-02-26 11:00 - 14:30
University Centre : Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7
Price: Free *Registration Required

From 11am-2:30pm on Wed, Feb 26th, SSMU EnviroComm is bringing together some of the wonderful sustainability groups on campus to share their knowledge and skills with us all, as well as get you engaged in brainstorming and creating solutions regarding topics such as local food, sustainable buildings, beekeeping and more!

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MSE Annual Environment Public Lecture: David Owen

Thu, 2014-02-20 18:00 - 20:00
New Residence Hall : Ballroom, 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal Quebec Canada , H2X 3P8
Price: free

No Registration Required

David Owen's The Conundrum is an elegant nonfiction narrative filled with fascinating information and anecdotes takes you through the history of energy and the quest for efficiency. This is a book about the environment that will change how you look at the world. We should not be waiting for some geniuses to invent our way out of the energy and economic crisis we're in. We already have the technology and knowledge we need to live sustainably. But will we do it?

That is the conundrum.

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Contact: Shannon Scott
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The Green Guide to Saving Money

Tue, 2013-06-18 18:00 - 21:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1
Price: $39 (or $29 with a friend)

Description: Participants in this workshop will learn simple, easily actionable ways to cut down their everyday energy use in order to save money and help the environment. Energy waste is mostly invisible, however the costs add-up quickly – by helping to identify the habits and objects most respon- sible for this waste, and quantify the financial impact, participants can start lowering utility bills and saving money. 

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Sustainability the key to domestic bliss

Mon, 2013-05-27 17:57

Published May 25, 2013, in the Domain
Written by Jacinta Le Plastrier

"One of the world's most influential and innovating architects outlines his blueprint for modern living.

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Miranda Wang: Improving the world one project at a time

Tue, 2013-05-21 16:05
The McGill Reporter
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013
By Neale McDevitt

Talented McGill student wins international acclaim and attention for trail-blazing research.

Talented McGill student rolls up sleeves to help save the environment.

Talented McGill student uses downtime to help people in need.

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1st Annual GIMI indoor and outdoor plant sale!

Fri, 2013-06-07 11:00 - 14:00
DC - Downtown Campus Central Sector : Intersection of lower fields (halfway between Arts building & Roddick gates), 845 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 0G4
Price: FREE

Call for donations of indoor plants, outdoor plants or garden supplies!


Now that spring is finally here it’s time to think about plants!!  Are any of your indoor office plants getting too big? Do you need to divide your garden perennials?  Are your neighbours and friends tired of accepting your divided perennial “gifts”? Did you start too many tomato plants? We would be thrilled to receive any of them!

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