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Climate change is bad for Inuit health, research group says

Thu, 2014-05-01 22:45

McGill group says the Arctic needs better adaptation policies

Published on April 28, 2014 | Nunatsiaq Online
by David Murphy

Inuit are vulnerable to climate change, and it’s time for new policy to adapt, a group of researchers says in a new report

That’s the message from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, led by James Ford of McGill University, who released a paper April 24 about the need for better adaption strategies, especially in health, for Inuit.

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Robert A.M. Stern Architects Announces Winner of 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship

Thu, 2014-05-01 17:11

From the News webpage of the Robert A.M. Stern Architects website:

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Engineering Education: A Paradigm Shift into High Gear, a talk by Dr. Cliff Davidson

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:30 - 18:30
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: Free

Everyone is invited!

Our speaker, Dr. Cliff Davidson, will present the 'why' and 'how' of engineers' re-education on new local and global environmental concerns. Engineering, architecture, and urban planning work around the world is changing rapidly - instructors and students need to keep up with the changes and see how their work can be applied to make our society more sustainable.

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Creating buzz with bee hive atop T.M.R. town-hall

Tue, 2014-04-22 13:49

Students learn about nature and politics in unique project to place a bee colony atop town hall

Published on April 22, 2014 | Montreal Gazette
Written by: Catherine Solyom

For the bees, too, it’s been a long, hard winter.

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Two McGill researchers receive $500,000 grants to find innovative uses for carbon

Fri, 2014-04-18 02:54

The Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) announced on April 15, that two McGill researchers are among the 24 winners of $500,000 grants to transform carbon dioxide into useful products.

Published on April 16, 2014 | McGill Publications
Written by: Meaghan Thurston

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Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Tue, 2014-04-15 01:20

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty

Published on April 11, 2014 | McGill Research

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Made it onto Huffington Post. For better or for worse...

Mon, 2014-04-14 09:24

A Treatment for Chemophobia

"Hey, aren't you somebody?" the teenager queried as I got into the elevator.

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Making “waste not” a way of life

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:34

“Hate” may be a strong word, but it is the word used by mild-mannered Bernice Ting to describe how she feels about waste.

Published on April 9, 2014 | McGill News
by Jennifer Nault

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Book Launch: Is That a Fact?

Fri, 2014-04-11 23:47

Date: May 8, 2014

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Atwater Library  -- 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount

RSVP: jenna [at] ecwpress [dot] com

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Working group aims to redefine shared space for pedestrians and cyclists on campus

Thu, 2014-04-03 22:15

Recommendations to be released in April in response to criticism of Milton bike gates.

Published on April 1, 2014 | McGill Tribune
by Chelsea Ju

Cycling regulations on campus could undergo substantial changes following the work of McGill’s Cycling Working Group, which is scheduled for release in April.

The group was created in order to analyze issues regarding bicycles on campus, with the goal of devising a well-compromised accommodation for cyclists at the university.

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