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City birds are smarter than country birds

Mon, 2016-03-21 10:32

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

Life in the city changes cognition, behavior and physiology of birds to their advantage

Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments.

But, why do city birds have the edge over their country friends? They adapted to their urban environments enabling them to exploit new resources more favorably than their rural counterparts, say a team of all-McGill University researchers.

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Evidence to Policy - Jill Baumgartner February 3

Wed, 2016-02-03 14:30 - 16:00
Charles Meredith House : Conference Room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

Join us for this special seminar featuring IHSP Faculty member Jill Baumgartner on Wednesday February 3.

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Cost burden of Quebec’s carbon market seen as modest

Wed, 2016-01-20 10:10

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Study by McGill researchers assesses short-run impacts on households, industries

The cost burden of Quebec’s carbon-pricing policy, is likely to be modest across income groups and industries, according to a McGill University research team.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Contact: Carrie Macmillan
Organization: Marketing Specialist - University of Toronto Press
Office Phone: 416-667-7777 ext 7849
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Overcoming hurdles to Arctic climate change adaptation

Wed, 2016-01-06 16:42

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Arctic peoples inherently able to adapt given changes to various non-climatic factors

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Contact: Prof. James Ford
Organization: Geography Dept., McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Sensing the City with Dr. Alistair Boxall (University of York)!

Tue, 2016-01-26 17:00 - 18:30
McConnell Engineering Building : Room 204, 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9
Price: FREE, No registration is required but seating is limited

Overview

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Why aren’t there more lions?

Discovery of what appears to be a new law of nature: more crowding leads to fewer offspring
Thu, 2015-09-03 14:05

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Contact: ian hatton
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Global Environmental Health: From Cell to Society: Abstract Deadline

Thu, 2015-10-15 17:00

Do not  miss this unique opportunity to showcase your work or research on Global Environmental Health!  Selected posters will be presented on October 30  at the

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Chris Barrington-Leigh study on urban sprawl in the news.

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:33

By describing a novel way to quantify urban sprawl, Dr. Barrington-Leigh’s recent study has gathered media attention as it offers a new perspective on urban development and provide further opportunities for research on the topic and the social and environmental impacts of different urban forms.

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Increased risk of respiratory illness associated with kerosene fuel use among women and children in urban Bangalore, India

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:04

Jill Baumgartner, along with a team of researchers, conducted a study in Bangalore, India, found that the use of kerosene was associated with higher rates of bronchitis, phlegm and chest illnesses compared to cleaner cooking fuels. Occup Environ MedPublished October 23, 2014

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