Posts Tagged ‘environment’

A UBC study shows shark tourism currently generates more than US$314M annually and is expected to more than double in the next 20 years. (Photo: Shawn Heinrichs)

Sharks worth more in the ocean than on the menu

May. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia.

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UBC researchers have used a 'fish thermometer" to gauge the impact climate change has had on the world's oceans

“Fish thermometer” reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change

May. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.

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Monica Pearson wades into the chilly waters of the Fraser River to save Canada’s last 300 Oregon spotted frog breeding females

Against all odds

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Monica Pearson wades into the chilly waters of the Fraser River to save Canada’s last 300 Oregon spotted frog breeding females

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Mountain Pine Beetle. Photo by: Ward Strong, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

Mountain pine beetle genome decoded

Mar. 26, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The genome of the mountain pine beetle – the insect that has devastated B.C.’s lodgepole pine forests – has been decoded by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.

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UBC and Fraunhofer Society enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership

Jan. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A $4.9-million research partnership between UBC and Germany’s Fraunhofer Society – Europe’s largest applied research institution – will advance clean energy research in five critical areas, from wind energy to zero emission vehicles.

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UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge, Keystone and Kinder Morgan pipeline debates

Dec. 7, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers can provide expert commentary on three proposed pipeline projects that would carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets. Next week the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board re-opens hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

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UBC experts for comment on Doha climate conference

Nov. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available for media analysis on issues from climate science to policy negotiations at the upcoming United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar (Nov. 26-Dec. 7).

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