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Ames Tribune | January 9, 2015 by: Dylan Clark Dylan Clark moved to Montreal to begin a master’s program with James Ford and the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group in the Department of Geography at McGill University to do work in climate change and health. This interesting retrospective written by Mr. Clark paints a picture of the life of an Arctic researcher and the cultural and physical environments they encounter. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2016

Climate case study: Monitoring key to successful permafrost adaptation in Arviat, Nunavut

Northern Public Affairs | January 14, 2016 While implementation of projects such as the Arviat Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan is key to fight thawing permafrost in the Arctic, it must be followed by monitoring and evaluation, according to Melanie Flynn, a Master’s student with the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (CCARG), housed within the Department of Geography at McGill University. 

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Published on : 20 Jan 2016

Suggestions on how Montreal can reduce its carbon footprint

Montreal Gazette | January 3, 2016 by: René Bruemmer To get an idea of what a city like Montreal can do, in its actions and regulations to cut its emissions, the Montreal Gazette spoke to two local experts: McGill professor Catherine Potvin, the Canada research chair in Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, and member of the Sustainable Canada Dialogues network of researchers, and Concordia professor Peter Stoett, director of the university’s Loyola Sustainability Research Centre.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2016

Researchers Turn Fish Waste into a Coffee-Scented Biofuel

Chemical & Engineering News | December 15, 2015 by: Dierdre Lockwood  McGill University graduate student Shrikalaa Kannan suggests that fish heads and guts can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon.   Read the full story here.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2015

Using traditional knowledge, cultural values and science, Inuit are adapting to climate change in Canada's North

Canadian Institutes of Health Research | Nov. 9, 2015 By: CIHR Staff Having incorporated Inuit traditional knowledge and cultural values into his work, Dr. James Ford is keenly aware of the ability of traditional Indigenous knowledge to help Inuit adapt to shifts in the climate.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 14 Dec 2015

McGill’s Chem-E car cruises to U.S. national championship

McGill Reporter | Dec. 1, 2015 by: Neale McDevitt In just its second year of competition, the McGill Chem-E Car team defied all odds to tie for first place at the recent national championships in Salt Lake City, Utah.  read the full story here.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Metal-Fueled Flames May be the Future of Clean Energy

Science World Report | Dec. 9, 2015 by: Catherine Griffin Metal particles may just be the clean fuel of the future. Scientists at McGill University have found that metal powders could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than any other widely discussed alternatives. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Green Light Microscopy: A Sustainable Alternative in Modern Microscopy

In times of environmental decline, scientific innovation must be implemented to replace old and inefficient technology. This can lead to positive academic, economic and environmental impacts. Fluorescence microscopy is a key element in many aspects of research throughout the physical, life and health sciences. Microscopes are found in virtually all research institutes, universities, hospitals, biotechnology companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Growing Young Farmers at the Macdonald Student Gardens

Young Agrarians | Nov. 5, 2015 by: Monica Allaby It was nearing eleven and the late September sun was beating down on the rolling cornfields surrounding the quiet town of Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue as I toured the Macdonald Student Run-Ecological Gardens (MSEG). On the two-acre plot of land situated on McGill University’s Macdonald Campus Farm, a small but passionate team of student farmers is growing over sixty different crop species.

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Published on : 28 Nov 2015

Alternative Fuels Power McGill and Cornell’s Chem-E-Car Teams to First Place in Competition

Utah Business | Nov. 10, 2015 The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced Monday that Cornell University and McGill University tied for first place in its 17th Annual Chem-E-Car competition, a collegiate competition featuring cars ranging in size from shoeboxes to fire hydrants and powered by alternative fuels.  Read the full story here.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2015

Climate change: this Canadian study actually has some good news

Cantech Letter | Nov. 10, 2015 by: Mick Waddwell While many studies on climate change have readers bracing themselves for the latest and most dire warnings before they even scan a paragraph, a new report out of Montreal’s McGill University actually delivers some good news.  Read the full story here.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2015

Chris Ragan on easing traffic congestion

McGill University associate professor Chris Ragan, chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission warns that building more roads and transit won't be enough to throttle congestion, at least not on a sustained basis. Read More about this Story Below: CTV News | Easing congestion: Is putting a price on road access the answer?

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Published on : 03 Nov 2015

Les changements climatiques pour le jardinier amateur

Le Devoir | le 24 octobre 2015 par: Lise Gobeille  Sylvie de Blois, professeure au Département de sciences végétales et à l’École d’environnement de l’Université McGill, elle a codirigé et supervisé tout le volet « plantes » du projet « CC-Bio : Effets des changements climatiques sur la biodiversité du Québec », qui a donné naissance à ce livre. Nous lui avons posé quelques questions…

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Published on : 31 Oct 2015

Ecofiscal Commission helps Canadian governments tackle climate change

CBC Radio | Oct 22, 2015 Chris Ragan, the economics professor at McGill University and the chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commissiontells Chris Hall feel that both the Prime Minister and the premiers need to engage on the issue of creating a climate change plan at an international level.

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Published on : 31 Oct 2015

Un plan d'action sur les changements climatiques

Radio-Canada | le 13 octobre 2015 par: Les Matins d'ici Le rapport du collectif Dialogues pour un Canada vert invite notamment à trouver des sources d'énergie autres que les combustibles fossiles.  La professeure Catherine Potvin, du département de biologie de l'Université McGill, discute de la question avec Philippe Marcoux. Ecoutez ici

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Published on : 19 Oct 2015