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Carbon pricing with a practical Canadian twist

The Globe and Mail | April 7, 2015

By: Chirstopher Ragan

On Tuesday, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission (which I chair) released a new report, The Way Forward, with specific recommendations for how Canadians can make real progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). 

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Published: 9 Apr 2015

Feeding the body, nourishing the soul

The McGill Reporter | April 2, 2015

by: Neale McDevitt

Established in 2007, the Edible Campus garden – which does the impossible every year by making the concrete plaza surrounding Burnside Hall bloom with fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers – is an oasis for many McGillians who gather there to read, relax and recharge amidst nature’s beauty.

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Published: 9 Apr 2015

Forest fragmentation leads to species die-off that lasts decades: study

CTV News | March 20, 2015

Cutting up forests into ever-smaller bits starts a die-off of species that lasts decades -- an "extinction debt" incurred today and paid by future generations, says a study on forest fragmentation.

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Published: 23 Mar 2015

Outside the box: Reclaiming our streets as places to live, not just drive

The Ottawa Citizen | Mar 12, 2015

by: Avi Freidman

Are asphalt roads and sidewalks in neighbourhoods really needed?

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Published: 22 Mar 2015

Catherine Potvin - Dialogues for a Greener Canada

Science News | March 18, 2015

by: Lesley Evans Ogden

A group of prominent Canadian academics is trying to change the dynamic by releasing its own set of climate policy recommendations for the nation.

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Published: 22 Mar 2015

Complete shift to renewable energy within Canada’s reach, academics say

The Globe and Mail | March 18, 2015

by: Ivan Semeniuk & Shawn McCarthy

Canada could shift entirely to renewable sources of electricity by 2035 and eliminate 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, says a group of Canadian academics that is aiming to spur government action on climate change.

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Published: 22 Mar 2015

'Cities We Need' conference highlights importance of municipal autonomy

The McGill Tribune | Feb. 24, 2015

by: Philippe Dumais

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) opened its 20th annual two-day conference on Feb. 19, focusing on the challenges cities across Canada face.  

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Published: 6 Mar 2015

McGill Spaces Project holds second workshop on Brown Building redesign

The McGill Tribune | Feb. 24, 2015

by: Laura Hanrahan

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Published: 6 Mar 2015

Montreal to create urban path linking river, mountain for 375th birthday

The Montreal Gazette | Feb 26, 2015

by: René Bruemmer

The city of Montreal presented its vision for a River to the Mountain urban walkway on Wednesday, linking two icons of the Montreal landscape along a pedestrian-friendly 3.8-kilometre stretch flowing along the city’s streets. 

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Published: 6 Mar 2015

Invasive species pose serious threat to health of the Great Lakes

The McGill Reporter | Feb. 3, 2015

By: Melody Enguix

New study from scientists at McGill shows the vulnerability of the basin to future invaders – and calls for regulations to mitigate this threat.

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Published: 12 Feb 2015

Integrating social equity into urban transportation planning: A critical evaluation of equity objectives and measures in transportation plans in North America

Science Direct | January 2015

By: Kevin Manaugh

“Almost all [cities involved] have wide goals about how the infrastructure should be equitably distributed, but then nothing is really measured, because there isn’t a clear target for performance measure for many plans.” - Kevin Manaugh

Read the full story here.

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Published: 3 Feb 2015

Systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

McGill Newsroom | January 15, 2015

Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity.

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Published: 3 Feb 2015

McGill hosts annual Fair Trade Conference

McGill Reporter | Jan. 22, 2015

By: Galitt Araf

The three-day event brought together leaders from across the country committed to the advancement of Fair Trade, both on a small scale and globally. 

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Published: 26 Jan 2015

Reimagining housing for the poor and cities without cars

The Vancouver Sun | Jan. 25, 2015

By: Daphne Bramham

McGill architecture professor Vikram Bhatt, winner of the Margolese National Living Design Prize from UBC, thinks people should live where they can grow some of their own food.

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Published: 26 Jan 2015

ECOLE sustainable housing project gains Independent Student Group status

Jan. 13, 2015 | The McGill Tribune

by: Ashley Kong

Educational Community Living Environment (ECOLE), a sustainability initiative, gained Independent Student Group (ISG) status on Dec. 4 during the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council meeting. 

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Published: 16 Jan 2015

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