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How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

The Atlantic | Sept 24, 2015

Aspire Food Group is one of four major farms in the nation that breeds insects specifically for food. Mott founded the company as an MBA student in 2013 with a group of his McGill University classmates, using $1 million in seed money from the Hult Prize, a student start-up competition for social enterprise.

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Published: 29Sep2015

Cultivating Sustainability at McGill

McGill Reporter | Sept. 12, 2015

by: Chris Wrobel

 

After the Sustainability Projects Fund was created in the 2009-10 school year, Emily McGill, a past garden volunteer, worked with a group of students to apply for funds to start the permaculture garden project. The production area consisted of the original eight garden plots in the student-run garden, along with a quarter acre in the Horticulture Centre.

 

Published: 21Sep2015

Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment

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Macdonald Engineering Building Room 267, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C3, CA

Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment: A Vision to Enable Decentralized Water Purification and Reuse

Feds to ban microbeads in personal care products

July 31, 2015 | The Toronto Sun

Officials say a scientific review that included an analysis of more than 130 scientific papers, as well as consultations with experts, has revealed that the presence of microbeads in the environment may have long-term effects on biological diversity and ecosystems.

 

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Published: 15Sep2015

Ottawa veut interdire les microbilles de plastiques dans les produits de beauté

le 31 juillet 2015 | La Presse

Le gouvernement fédéral prépare un règlement pour interdire l'utilisation de microbilles de plastique dans les produits de soins personnels.

Lire l'histoire complet ici.

Published: 15Sep2015

Evil orbs: Abrasives in toothpaste and face scrubs are poisoning fish

The Economist | July 31, 2015

ANTHONY RICCIARDI, a scientist at McGill University, was looking for evidence that an invasive Asian clam had colonised a warm spot in the St Lawrence river when a member of his team made a more headline-worthy discovery

 

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Published: 15Sep2015

Adapting greenhouses for region

Nation News | Sept. 3, 2015

by: Kathryn Condon

 

MCGILL researchers hope to further agricultural productivity in the Caribbean (at Bellairs Research Institute, Barbados) with the development of greenhouse technology specially suited for this part of the world.

 

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Published: 14Sep2015

Sustainable Production and Circular Economy

10Sep201517:30
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Trottier Building Room 1090, 3630 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C6, CA

Join TISED for this interesting seminar with Dr. Nabil Nasr (Director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology)


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Twelve college campuses leading the way for sustainable dining

The Christian Science Monitor | Aug. 26, 2015

By: Clare Algozin

McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, currently spends 47 percent of its food budget on produce from its own on-campus farm and from growers within 300 miles of the campus.

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Published: 28Aug2015

Harnessing the butterfly effect

McGill Reporter | Aug. 19, 2015

by: Vincent Allaire

In a new paper published online in Geophysical Research Letters, McGill Professor Shaun Lovejoy shows how to directly harness the atmosphere’s elephantine memory to produce temperature forecasts that are somewhat more accurate than conventional numerical computer models.

Published: 27Aug2015

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