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netMTL to compete in the Solar Decathalon in 2016

Join McGill-Concordia group netMTL will be competing in an all-solar powered race in Summer 2016 in Europe

Sept 2014 | Voirvert.ca

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.

Published: 30Sep2014

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

Plastic microbeads polluting St. Lawrence River, McGill researchers find

Sept. 26, 2014 | CBC News

They're normally found in face wash, shower gel and toothpaste. But plastic microbeads are now showing up in lakes and rivers.

A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered these microbeads — often marketed by the cosmetic industry as a way to feel extra clean — at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.

Published: 30Sep2014

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

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.

Sept. 29, 2014 | Washington Post

by: Rachel Feltman

Published: 30Sep2014

7th McGIll Conference on Global Food Security

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The fossil fuel divestment movement is building. Around the world, tens of thousands of students are mobilizing to take a stand against fossil fuel industries.

Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

"As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ice and ecosystems that I’ve come here to study."

Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times

by: Michael Becker

Published: 28Sep2014

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. Even as the sounds of the drums faded and the dust settled on the dance floor, the weeklong event was being touted as a rousing success.

Sept. 24, 2014 | The Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt

Published: 28Sep2014

Thousands meet at Lafontaine Park to push leaders on environment

Thousands of environmentally-minded demonstrators assembled at Lafontaine Park Sunday to make a passionate appeal prior to Tuesday’s United Nation Climate Summit in New York.

Sept 21, 2014 | CTV News Montréal

The New York meeting aims to set the table for a crucial Paris conference to be held at the end of 2015 and environmentalists met in hopes that they'd embolden politicians to push for real change.

Published: 25Sep2014

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence are as high as has been observed in the world's most contaminated marine sediments.

Sept. 18, 2014 | Phys.org

Published: 23Sep2014

Protests aim to bring attention to need to act on climate change

Dr. Catherine Potvin is a climate scientist in McGill University’s Department of Biology, at the school in Montreal, Thursday, September 18, 2014. On September 21 she will speak at Montreal’s version of the People’s Climate March, a global event billed to be the biggest climate protest in history.

Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Michelle Lalonde

McGill University professor Catherine Potvin will be doing something this Sunday that she has never done before.

Published: 23Sep2014

The time to face up to climate change is now

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus

Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette

by: Catherine Potvin 

Published: 22Sep2014

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