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Federal government to impose contentious national carbon pricing: Pan-Canada climate plan provokes debate

“We [are] all united in our commitment to stepping up in the fight against climate change, to ensuring that we have a Canadian approach to climate change,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press conference last November. While Liberal government has made many statements on climate change, until now, there had been very few… Keep Reading

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Uniting the chaos through sustainable changes

The McGill Environment Students' Society (MESS) is working to solve the lack of space for Environment students through sustainable initiatives, starting with the new MESS lounge. Upon receiving both basement space and funding from the School of Environment, the MESS council has been working to revamp the two rooms and couches sitting in the school’s building on… Keep Reading

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Volkswagen cheats its way on to the roads

Volkswagen came under fire by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week following allegations of cheating and deceit.  In a statement released on Sept. 18, the EPA stated that the German automobile company misled environmental regulators about its car emissions. Special software, colloquially known as the defeat devices, reported incorrect emissions data during testing.… Keep Reading

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Kids take control on the Blue Planet

It’s common for children’s stories to use fantasy and translate a moral to their young readership. Blue Planet, presented by the McGill Department of English Drama and Theatre, follows this model to a tee. Based on Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason’s award-winning children’s book, The Story of the Blue Planet (2012), the play brings light… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Winter 2015 referendum endorsements

Question regarding the creation of the ECOLE Project Fee – Yes ECOLE is a sustainability-centred living, learning, and community space. This upcoming referendum question involves the institution of a $2.00 per semester opt-outable fee that will go towards the the Education Community Living Environment (ECOLE) Project. The Tribune endorses a “Yes” vote for the proposed… Keep Reading

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