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Global shift to greener economies happening because of economic benefits, panelists say

Tue, 2014-04-01 01:21

The global transition to clean energy is underway and Canada is lagging, experts speaking at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit said Saturday.

Published on March 29, 2014 | The Hill Times
by Laura Ryckewaert

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Is That a Fact? -- Book Review

Fri, 2014-03-28 20:45

Just received the first copies of my 14th book "Is That a Fact." Should be in the stores within a couple of weeks. Official launch is May 8 at 5 PM, Atwater Public Library in Montreal.

First advance review is in:
Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life.
Schwarcz, Joe (Author)
May 2014. 280 p. ECW, paperback, $17.95. (9781770411906). 500.

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Transportation and Urban Sustainability

Thu, 2014-05-01 18:00 - 20:00
New Residence Hall : Salle du Parc, 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal Quebec Canada , H2X 3P8
Price: Free

TRANSPORTATION AND URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
The Ghosts of Affordable Housing: Access and Health

Join us for this free talk given by Debbie Niemeier, Professor at University of California, Davis.

Source Site: /tised

Course evaluations matter...Evaluate your courses!

Fri, 2014-03-21 14:36

Regular Period: Monday, March 24 to Friday, April 11, 2014

Extended Period: Monday, March 24 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (click here to view units that follow the extended period)

Access course evaluations in Minerva

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Disability Awareness Week 2014

Mon, 2014-03-24 (All day) - Wed, 2014-05-28 (All day)
McGill's third Disability Awareness Week will be held March 24th to 28th 2014. 

The OSD, and the MyAccess suite of services it offers, promote awareness and implementation of Universal Design (UD) as a sustainable and socially just model to address Disability issues and widen access to learning.

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Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design: Drafting a green blueprint for the future

Thu, 2014-03-20 00:17

The first annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design will be held March 17-18 at le Centre Mont-Royal from 5:30-7:30 p.m..

Published on March 12, 2014 | McGill Reporter
by McGill Reporter Staff

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Source Site: /sustainability

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

Wed, 2014-03-19 01:09

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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Source Site: /sustainability

McGill's Electric Snowmobile Wins during the Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Wed, 2014-03-19 01:03

McGill University of Montreal, Canada won the Zero Emissions, or electric, category of the challenge last weekend at Michigan Technological University's Keweenaw Research Center.

Published on March 13, 2014 | SF Gate
by Dan Roblee

Source Site: /sustainability

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.

Source Site: /sustainability

Is Your Makeup Killing You? Decoding Cosmetic Scare Stories

Tue, 2014-03-18 23:36

You’ve seen the stories: There’s Lead in Your Lipstick! Pthalates in Your Shampoo! Parabens in Everything!

 

Our cosmetics are awash in toxic chemicals, or so it seems. Are we in imminent danger? Should we throw them all out and go au naturelle? Or slather away in a fool’s paradise, only to develop cancer – or worse, pass on our toxic habits to our children as birth defects? Why are there toxins in our products at all? And if these toxins are so dangerous, why isn’t anything being done?

 

A Scientific Opinion

Source Site: /oss