sustainability

Green Chemistry – some background

30 Apr 2019

The goal of green chemistry is to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of chemicals that are hazardous to humans, animals, plants and the environment. More specifically, its aim is to promote...

Helping Serbian mining clean up

30 Apr 2019

In December 2018, McGill professor Tomislav Friščić led a green chemistry workshop in Belgrade that drew over 30 participants from academia, industry, journalism, education and government. The...

Colombian coffee 'detox'

30 Apr 2019

The Colombian coffee you drink was, at some point in its production, shipped in a sack made of fique fibres. Currently, only 4% of the fique plant, an aloe-like plant from the Andean region, is...

Electrically charged tea cups

30 Apr 2019

Tea leaves growing on plantations in the Kenyan highlands are usually collected by workers driving small, gas-fueled cars. But on one plantation, the owners replaced the cars with electrically...

Taking green chemistry global

30 Apr 2019

Green chemistry is just over 25 years old. Over this period, the drive to create safer chemicals and more sustainable industrial processes has become increasingly accepted, and profitable....

Montreal and McGill University Become Blue Communities

Published: 22Mar2019

The Ville de Montréal and McGill University today received Blue Community certification on the occasion of World Water Day. To obtain this certification, they have undertaken to recognize water and...

Rising global shipping traffic could lead to surge in invasive species

Published: 18Mar2019

Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study by McGill University researchers....

Melting ice sheets may cause ‘climate chaos’ according to new modelling

Published: 6Feb2019

The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century. In part, because the water from melting ice sheets off Greenland and in the Antarctic will cause extreme weather and...

Experts: Federal government to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B

Published: 29May2018

“The Liberal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and related infrastructure for $4.5 billion, and spend billions more to build the controversial expansion.” (CBC)...

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