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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

Les voitures de banlieues polluent Montréal

Le Journal de Montreal | le 13 octobre 2015 par: Anne-Marie Provost Les résidents du Plateau Mont-Royal sont ceux qui subissent le plus la polluton des voitures, révèle une étude de l'Université McGill. Lire l'histoire complet ici

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Published on : 19 Oct 2015

In conversation with François Miller, Manager, Office of Sustainability

McGill Reporter | Oct. 8, 2015 by: Neale McDevitt

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Published on : 13 Oct 2015

How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

The Atlantic | Sept 24, 2015 Aspire Food Group is one of four major farms in the nation that breeds insects specifically for food. Mott founded the company as an MBA student in 2013 with a group of his McGill University classmates, using $1 million in seed money from the Hult Prize, a student start-up competition for social enterprise. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2015

Cultivating Sustainability at McGill

McGill Reporter | Sept. 12, 2015 by: Chris Wrobel   After the Sustainability Projects Fund was created in the 2009-10 school year, Emily McGill, a past garden volunteer, worked with a group of students to apply for funds to start the permaculture garden project. The production area consisted of the original eight garden plots in the student-run garden, along with a quarter acre in the Horticulture Centre.  

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Published on : 21 Sep 2015

Feds to ban microbeads in personal care products

July 31, 2015 | The Toronto Sun Officials say a scientific review that included an analysis of more than 130 scientific papers, as well as consultations with experts, has revealed that the presence of microbeads in the environment may have long-term effects on biological diversity and ecosystems.   Read the full story here.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2015

Ottawa veut interdire les microbilles de plastiques dans les produits de beauté

le 31 juillet 2015 | La Presse Le gouvernement fédéral prépare un règlement pour interdire l'utilisation de microbilles de plastique dans les produits de soins personnels. Lire l'histoire complet ici.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2015

Evil orbs: Abrasives in toothpaste and face scrubs are poisoning fish

The Economist | July 31, 2015 ANTHONY RICCIARDI, a scientist at McGill University, was looking for evidence that an invasive Asian clam had colonised a warm spot in the St Lawrence river when a member of his team made a more headline-worthy discovery   Read the full story here.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2015

Adapting Greenhouses For Region

Nation News | Sept. 3, 2015 by: Kathryn Condon   MCGILL researchers hope to further agricultural productivity in the Caribbean (at Bellairs Research Institute, Barbados) with the development of greenhouse technology specially suited for this part of the world.   Read the full story here.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2015