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Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Phys.org | Sept. 18, 2014 A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene 'microbeads', <2 mm diameter) widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the first time such pollutants have been found in freshwater sediments. 

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

Protests aim to bring attention to need to act on climate change

The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Michelle Lalonde Dr. Catherine Potvin is a climate scientist in McGill University’s Department of Biology, at the school in Montreal, Thursday, September 18, 2014. On September 21 she will speak at Montreal’s version of the People’s Climate March, a global event billed to be the biggest climate protest in history. Read the full story here

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

The time to face up to climate change is now

The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Catherine Potvin  On Sept. 21, more than 1,000 events are planned around the world to demand stronger action on climate change, echoing New York’s People’s Climate March.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Four Burning Questions for Audra Simpson, professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

The McGill Reporter | Sept. 9, 2014 By: The Reporter Staff Audra Simpson, McGill alumna and professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address at the Aboriginal Homecoming event on Sept. 18. Read the full story here

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Published on : 14 Sep 2014

Feeding a University

The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Lesley Chesterman Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays; over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus. Read the full story here

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Published on : 14 Sep 2014

Which Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?

The Atlantic: CityLab.com | Aug 20, 2014 Written by: Eric Jaffe For most people, a satisfying commute is not necessarily a happy one—a not-so-unhappy one will do. Yes, it's true that the ideal commute not absolutely zero commute; many of us can use the time to decompress or get some thinking done. But it's also true that beyond a certain point—roughly 15 minutes one-way, on average—we just want our lives and sanity back.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2014

What’s in McGill’s giant brownie?

McGill Reporter | Aug 21, 2014 By: Neale McDevitt The gigantic brownie will be the main attraction at the annual McGill à la carte event to be held in the tent on the downtown lower campus on Tuesday, Aug. 26, during which thousands of students, faculty, staff and hungry Montrealers will be invited to sample the delicious dessert.  Read the full story here  

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Published on : 01 Sep 2014

Future Earth coming to Montreal

McGill Reporter | Aug 11, 2014 By: Chris Chipello Montreal will soon become one of five global hubs for Future Earth, a 10-year international research program stemming from the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Read the full story here

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Published on : 19 Aug 2014

McGill's Farm to School Summer Camp Makes the CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/ID/2487230329/ CBC News - August 11, 2014 McGill's Farm to School Project (SP0100) Summer Camp Click on the link above to watch the full story!

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Published on : 19 Aug 2014

Global Warming: Planet Hits Natural Pause Button

International Business Times | July 22, 2014 By: Jayalakshmi K Global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 indicate a slowdown in global warming, but this was due to natural cooling fluctuation and not due to any decrease in greenhouse gas emissions - this has been proved by statistical analysis of the temperatures, conducted by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

Hungry for something healthy and new? Why not make dinner with crickets tonight!

McGill Student Jakub Dzamba desigs cricket incubator to feed growing interest in insect farming Published on July 23, 2014 | Journal Metro by: Mathais Marchal

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

Can Urban Agriculture Feed the World's Growing Cities?

Living in a city puts everything at your fingertips: From fashion and movies to social movements and political experiments, residents of urban areas experience most everything before it trickles through the suburbs and into rural communities. Published on July 29, 2014 | Yahoo! News by: Willy Blackmore

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

In a number of cities around the world, residents have transformed previously derelict sites, ignored corners and over-grown verges into green and productive vegetable plots Published on July 30, 2014 | Environmental Research Web For example, in York, UK, an "edible map" reveals that there is garlic mustard and horseradish growing in abundance alongside the river, and plums will be available on a tree in a street in Osbaldwick by August.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

McGill University Student Uses Pulse Energy API to Create the McGill Energy Map

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff Published on July 14, 2014 | Pulse Energy News by: Meena Mohan Flexibility and configurability are two of our guiding principles when it comes to developing great, user friendly software.

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Published on : 16 Jul 2014

Showers available for bike commuters

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff Published on June 15, 2014 | McGill Reporter by: McGill Reporter

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Published on : 20 Jun 2014