Environmental Health and Safety news
Climate Change: Extinction of Ice-Free Antarctic Polynyas Due to Trapped Ocean Heat (Eric Galbraith)
Researchers from the McGill University and University of Pennsylvania have found evidence to show climate change is the main reason for the disappearance of ice-free regions, known as polynyas. Find story links below
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 Mailby 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.
Composting on campus: a big project in the works. After finishing the last bite of an apple, it’s almost second nature to toss it into the trash can before heading off to class. But what happens then? Published on Feb 7, 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Jenny Shen and Marlee Vinegar Few people know the fate of their food waste. But for many McGill students, the matter wasn’t just a concern—it was the beginnings of a significant undertaking.
McGill School Or Architecture teams up with volunteers to foster growth of Montreal's bee population. Published on Feb 18, 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Ilana Khin
Educational Community Living Environment looks forward to new house Published on Feb 17, 2014 | The DailyWritten by Sarina Gupta
In line with the recommendations of the Jutras Report, we’re working hard to improve every our emergency communications planning. To help, on Jan. 31 we’ll launch new software called Alertus that allows us to send pop-up announcements to your computer if an urgent situation arises. People using laptops, Macs or non-ICS-supported desktops will need to install this software manually.
McGill University Safety staff will be working with SOS Richelieu to volunteer with the cleanup efforts and provide much-needed relief to thousands of victims. If you'd like to help too, we urge you to visit SOS Richelieu's website and sign up to take part. Whether you're hauling sandbags or working the phones, we need your help!