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Notes from the Field: Gender and water scarcity

Alicia Suchorski, M.Sc. candidate in the department of BioResource Engineering, looks at her research based on water and gender issues in Barbados.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

The war between food and water

Garry Peterson cautions us about the dangers of our agricultural practices changing the water cycle.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Bourguignon Beat: Tapping into conscious consumption: A day in the life

Our man on the street logs his daily water consumption and gives readers insight into his borderline compulsive teeth-brushing regimen.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Campus conservation: Every drop counts

What can McGillians do to conserve water while on campus? Plenty.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Green Corner: Be water wise

Do you really need to hose down your front walk every Sunday morning? These helpful tips will help you cut down your water consumption.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

McGill Web Gems: Spiritual bricks and mortar

Nobody says web eclecticism like McGill.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Profile - Sara Finley: Riding the greywater wave

A five-minute shower can render upwards of 100 litres of potable water undrinkable. Wouldn't it be great if we could put that water to some other use before dumping it in the sewer? Sara Finley has an idea.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Reining in rampaging algae

Sure, we're still up to our armpits in the white fluffy stuff, but a few months down the road we'll be flocking to the province's lakes to cool off. Unless blue-green algae rears its ugly head again.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

P.O.V.: The world's water: An overview

The Founding Director, Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, and current Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, gives us the lowdown on our favorite liquid.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Dollar Bears

"How can $20 billion in Bear Stearns market value evaporate overnight? Though many are asking this question today, few are noticing the fact that, since 2002, trillions of dollars worth of business and U.S.-government debt value has evaporated. This happened because the Federal Reserve has neglected the dollar." McGill economist Reuven Brenner writes an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal on the US financial crisis.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2008

Estrogen and memory

Research by Dr. Barbara Sherwin of the department of psychology at McGill is cited in an article on a connection between estrogen levels and memory loss in older women. Professor Sherwin also comments for the story.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2008

Botox for newborns

Using a common cosmetic drug to treat hypersalivation at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2008

Exchange program on climate change

Five students at Holy Trinity school in St. John's are hoping their environmental projects will land them a place on an Arctic tour as part of an international exchange program about climate change. One student from Holy Trinity will join other youth from schools in Britain, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Ireland in a Russian research vessel, leaving Reykjavik on Sept. 7 with the 28 final students and spend 13 days cruising around Greenland and Baffin island, and docking in Iqualit. Two Canadian researchers will accompany the students, including Bruno Tremblay, an assistant professor in the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at McGill and Christopher Burn, from Carleton. Both scientists specialize in northern environments.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2008

Leaky black holes

A new study hints that black holes might not be as good at keeping secrets as researchers have long thought. A pair of physicists, including McGill's Patrick Hayden, has reexamined the time it would take for information to potentially escape from inside a black hole.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2008