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McGill Spaces Project: Kicking out the cars

PARK(ing) Day turns Montreal parking lots into creative spaces

The McGill Daily | Sept 29, 2014

by: Siobbhan O'Connell

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Published: 2 Oct 2014

World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

McGill Newsroom | September 29, 2014

Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing.

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Published: 30 Sep 2014

UN report: ocean acidity increasing rapidly due to CO2

Radio Canada International | Oct. 9, 2014

By: Marc Montgomery

A new report from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in South Korea says that ocean acidification has risen alarmingly from absorption of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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Published: 30 Sep 2014

netMTL to compete in the Solar Decathalon in 2016

Voirvert.ca | Sept 2014

netMTL, a join venture between students at McGill and Concordia Universities is taking on the goal of competing in the all-solar solar decathalon race, Solar Decathalon Europe, in 2016 in Versailles, France.

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Published: 30 Sep 2014

McGill Professor Anthony Ricciardi on Plastic Microbeads in the St Lawrence River

CBC News | Sept. 26, 2014

Plastic microbeads polluting St. Lawrence River, McGill researchers find.

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Published: 30 Sep 2014

McGill Grad Student Suncica Avlijas on Plastic microbeads in the St Lawrence River

Washington Post | Sept. 29, 2014

by: Rachel Feltman

Plastic microbeads from face wash are polluting river sediment; Tiny balls of plastic from cosmetic products are showing up in river sediment for the first time, mixing with the rocks and dirt that line the bed of the Saint Lawrence River.

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Published: 30 Sep 2014

Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times

by: Michael Becker

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Published: 28 Sep 2014

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

The McGill Reporter | Sept. 24, 2014

by: Neale McDevitt

McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. 

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Published: 28 Sep 2014

Thousands meet at Lafontaine Park to push leaders on environment

CTV News Montréal | Sept 21, 2014

Thousands of environmentally-minded demonstrators assembled at Lafontaine Park Sunday to make a passionate appeal prior to Tuesday’s United Nation Climate Summit in New York.

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Published: 25 Sep 2014

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: 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.

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Published: 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

Published: 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.

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Published: 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.

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Published: 14 Sep 2014

Which Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?

The Atlantic: CityLab.com | Aug 20, 2014

Written by: Eric Jaffe

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Published: 12 Sep 2014

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