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Modelling the Transport in Porous Media of Iron Micro and Nanoparticles for Groundwater Remediation

Fri, 2016-05-13 15:30 - 16:30
Macdonald Engineering Building : Room 497, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C3
Price: FREE

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Why do some fish thrive in oil-polluted water?

Scientists thought guppies in Northern Trinidad could be a rare example of adaptation to crude oil pollution. But they found something else.
Tue, 2016-01-26 02:58

By Melody Enguix

McGill Newsroom

When scientists from McGill University learned that some fish were proliferating in rivers and ponds polluted by oil extraction in Southern Trinidad, it caught their attention. They thought they had found a rare example of a species able to adapt to crude oil pollution.

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Contact: Vincent C. Allaire
Organization: Communications associate - McGill Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6693
Mobile Phone: 514-704-6693
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Cleaning wounds: saline water trumps soap and water

Many scientific advances have been made in the delivery of care and infection prevention for open fractures, but the standard practice of wound cleaning with soap and water before surgery has remained unchanged.
Tue, 2015-12-15 11:40

Now, an international team of researchers led by McMaster University in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found that soap and water is actually less effective than just using saline water.

The findings, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, could lead to significant cost savings, particularly in developing countries where open fractures are particularly common.

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Contact: Veronica McGuire
Organization: Media Relations - Faculty of Health Sciences - McMaster University
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Office Phone: 905-525-9140, ext. 22169

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Public Affairs & Strategic planning - McGill University Health Centre
Office Phone: 514-934-1934, ext. 71381
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‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes

Global study shows increase in potentially toxic algae accelerating since mid-1900s
Thu, 2015-02-26 07:54

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Longueuil water contaminated

Thu, 2015-01-15 13:27

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Contact: Raphaël Larocque-Cyr
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Better dam planning strategies

New global dam and river data leads to advanced assessment of impacts of dams from 1930-2030
Tue, 2015-01-06 12:14

When dams are built they have an impact not only on the flow of water in the river, but also on the people who live downstream and on the surrounding ecosystems. By placing data from close to 6,500 existing large dams on a highly precise map of the world’s rivers, an international team led by McGill University researchers has created a new method to estimate the global impacts of dams on river flow and fragmentation.

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Contact: Katherine.Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189

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Contact: Prof. Bernhard Lehner
Organization: Dept of Geography
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One in four of world’s big cities water-stressed

First global database of urban water sources shows source watersheds cover 41% of Earth’s land surface
Tue, 2014-06-03 10:59

As more people move to urban areas, cities around the world are experiencing increased water stress and looking for additional water supplies to support their continued grow.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Troubled waters: World’s groundwater increasingly at risk

Wed, 2014-01-29 18:31

The groundwater footprint. If you haven’t heard that term yet, read on, because it soon could become as familiar as “carbon footprint.”

Published January 29 2014 | McGill Reporter
Written by Patrick McDonagh

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Water is Life exhibit @ Burnside Hall

Tue, 2014-03-25 09:00 - Wed, 2014-04-30 09:00
Maass Chemistry Building : 801 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B8

Water is Life! exhibit is located in basement of the Burnside Hall, near the elevators. Until April 30, 2014.

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