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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.

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Green Careers Week 2014: SEMINAR: Career Options in the Environment

Tue, 2014-03-11 10:00 - 12:00

Session 1:

10:00 - 11:00

This seminar will explain the various environmental career options within a variety of industries


Session 2:

11:00-12:00

This session will hopefully answer your questions about the “Where”, “What” and “How” to apply to graduate studies in the environment.

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SPOKES II Conference

Wed, 2014-02-26 11:00 - 14:30
University Centre : Ballroom, 3480 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E7
Price: Free *Registration Required

From 11am-2:30pm on Wed, Feb 26th, SSMU EnviroComm is bringing together some of the wonderful sustainability groups on campus to share their knowledge and skills with us all, as well as get you engaged in brainstorming and creating solutions regarding topics such as local food, sustainable buildings, beekeeping and more!

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Green Careers Week 2014

Tue, 2014-03-11 (All day) - Thu, 2014-03-13 (All day)
Brown Student Services : 3600 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G3

Three days of events to help you learn about environmental career options. If you're looking for ideas, inspiration, motivation and advice, then Green Careers Week is for you!

Proudly organized by McGill's Career Planning Service (CaPS) and McGill School of the Environment (MSE).


SEMINAR: Career Options in the Environment

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Macdonald Campus: Faculty Lounge, MS Building

This seminar will explain the various environmental career options within a variety of industries

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MSE Annual Environment Public Lecture: David Owen

Thu, 2014-02-20 18:00 - 20:00
New Residence Hall : Ballroom, 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal Quebec Canada , H2X 3P8
Price: free

No Registration Required

David Owen's The Conundrum is an elegant nonfiction narrative filled with fascinating information and anecdotes takes you through the history of energy and the quest for efficiency. This is a book about the environment that will change how you look at the world. We should not be waiting for some geniuses to invent our way out of the energy and economic crisis we're in. We already have the technology and knowledge we need to live sustainably. But will we do it?

That is the conundrum.

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Contact: Shannon Scott
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Hydraulic Fracturing: Environmental, Health and Legal Issues

Fri, 2013-11-22 09:35 - 11:25
Wong Building : Room 1050, 3610 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C5
Price: Free - Refreshments will be provided

Everyone is welcome to attend this CIVE 615 Environmental Engineering Seminar (part of the Environmental & Water resource engineering seminar series) given by: Prof. Tom Gleeson, Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Mark Goldberg, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Richard Janda, Faculty of Law - McGill University

In recent years, natural gas extracted from shale formations has become an increasingly important energy resource throughout North America.

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Membrane Processes for Water Purification

Fri, 2013-10-25 10:00 - 11:25
Wong Building : Room 1050, 3610 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C5
Price: Free

Everyone is welcome to attend this CIVE 615 Environmental Engineering Seminar (part of the Environmental & Water resource engineering seminar series) given by Dr.

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The ecotoxicological problem of "Dose": from explosives to little bits

Fri, 2013-10-11 10:00 - 11:25
Wong Building : Room 1050, 3610 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C5
Price: Free

Everyone is welcome to attend this CIVE 615 Environmental Engineering Seminar (part of the Environmental & Water resource engineering seminar series) given by Dr. Geoffrey I. Sunahara, Group Leader, Applied Ecotoxicology, National Research Council Canada.

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The Green Guide to Saving Money

Tue, 2013-06-18 18:00 - 21:00
Sherbrooke 688 : 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1
Price: $39 (or $29 with a friend)

Description: Participants in this workshop will learn simple, easily actionable ways to cut down their everyday energy use in order to save money and help the environment. Energy waste is mostly invisible, however the costs add-up quickly – by helping to identify the habits and objects most respon- sible for this waste, and quantify the financial impact, participants can start lowering utility bills and saving money. 

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Sustainability the key to domestic bliss

Mon, 2013-05-27 17:57

Published May 25, 2013, in the Domain
Written by Jacinta Le Plastrier

"One of the world's most influential and innovating architects outlines his blueprint for modern living.

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