food and sustainability

McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

Published: 28Nov2017

McGill University is committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, under its new Climate & Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020), released today.

Imagining the cities of the future through a better understanding of Montreal today

Published: 17Nov2017

Montreal, with its multilingual, multiethnic population, is an ideal living laboratory for researchers and students from the city’s four universities and many specialized research centres. How can...

Fear, fearlessness and animal extinction

Published: 24Jul2017

Too much fear can be dangerous for species’ survival. In fact, fear alone, even in the absence of a live predator, can lead to species’ extinction if the population size is small enough suggests a...

$3 million for research to help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions

Published: 13Jun2017

Two McGill University research projects aimed at helping farmers mitigate greenhouse gas emissions will receive nearly $3 million in funding from the Government of Canada, federal officials...

Students receive $50K from Ottawa for innovative urban green housing design

Published: 6Apr2017

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced a $50,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD) to...

Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

Published: 16Dec2016

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury...

McGill researchers lead development of tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals

Published: 8Dec2016

Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a huge challenge, given the thousands of chemicals that require testing. But the task is expected soon to become less daunting...

Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

Published: 10Nov2016

To  what extent are the world’s rivers protected?  ...

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