Academic mends globe-trotting ways to reduce his bloated carbon footprint

A Montreal professor, who is sheepish that his biodiversity research generated four times the carbon dioxide emissions that an average Canadian does annually, says academia should shrink its swollen carbon footprint.

The ivory tower pays only token attention to its hefty environmental impact said Herve Philippe, a biochemist at the University of Montreal, who wants science scholars to ease up on their addiction to international conferences and ideally, slow down the research frenzy.

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