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Future Earth coming to Montreal

Tue, 2014-08-19 16:42

McGill’s role in global secretariat could open opportunities for researchers

Published on Aug 11, 2014 | McGill Reporter

Written by: Chris Chipello

Montreal will soon become one of five global hubs for Future Earth, a 10-year international research program stemming from the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.

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The Peoples Climate Tour - Montréal

Wed, 2014-09-03 19:00 - 22:00
Concordia University, H-110 Alumni Auditorium : 1455 de maisonneuve Blvd. W
Price: free, but limited amount available

In the lead up to what is being called the largest climate march in history, the Peoples Climate March in New York City, come join the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU)Concordia Student Union | CSU | csu.qc.ca

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City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

In a number of cities around the world, residents have transformed previously derelict sites, ignored corners and over-grown verges into green and productive vegetable plots

Published on July 30, 2014 | Environmental Research Web

For example, in York, UK, an "edible map" reveals that there is garlic mustard and horseradish growing in abundance alongside the river, and plums will be available on a tree in a street in Osbaldwick by August.

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Can Urban Agriculture Feed the World's Growing Cities?

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

Living in a city puts everything at your fingertips: From fashion and movies to social movements and political experiments, residents of urban areas experience most everything before it trickles through the suburbs and into rural communities.

Published on July 29, 2014 | Yahoo! News

by: Willy Blackmore

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Global Warming: Planet Hits Natural Pause Button (featuring Shaun Lovejoy)

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:23

Global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 indicate a slowdown in global warming, but this was due to natural cooling fluctuation and not due to any decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. This has been proved by statistical analysis of the temperatures, conducted by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

(Exerpt from Jayalakshmi K, International Business Times)


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Hungry for something healthy and new? Why not make dinner with crickets tonight!

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

McGill Student Jakub Dzamba desigs cricket incubator to feed growing interest in insect farming

Published on July 23, 2014 | Journal Metro

by: Mathais Marchal

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McGill University Student Uses Pulse Energy API to Create the McGill Energy Map

Wed, 2014-07-16 13:02

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff

Published on July 14, 2014 | Pulse Energy News

by: Meena Mohan

Flexibility and configurability are two of our guiding principles when it comes to developing great, user friendly software.

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Showers available for bike commuters

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:12

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff

Published on June 15, 2014 | McGill Reporter

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AstroMcGill Presents: Public Astro Night

Thu, 2014-06-19 20:30

This Thursday: "Gamma-ray Astronomy: The Atmosphere as a 3D Display", by Dr. Jean-François Rajotte. It will be followed by night-sky observations (weather permitting).

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McGill Fossil Fuel Decisions Shift

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

The McGill University board of governors has included “grave environmental degradation” as allowable criteria for divestment.

Published on June 10, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Karen Seidman

Many students at McGill University are celebrating a fundamental shift in how the university will decide whether to stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

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