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).
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.
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.
The Ottawa Citizen | Mar 12, 2015
by: Avi Freidman
Are asphalt roads and sidewalks in neighbourhoods really needed?
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.
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.
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.
The McGill Tribune | Feb. 24, 2015
by: Laura Hanrahan
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.