Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

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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Mega genomes of spruce species decoded

May. 22, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Canadian and Swedish scientists today released genome sequences of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world.

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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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Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending

Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

People around the world, with both modest and comfortable incomes, reported being happier when they spent money on others than on themselves, say University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School professors who have popularized their findings in a new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.

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A hobbyist bird watcher from Spain, Carlos Molina completed a master’s in Forestry and is moving to Prince George for work. Martin Dee Photograph

New life in old growth forests

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , ,

Carlos Molina arrived from Spain to be among the first Master’s of Sustainable Forest Management graduates

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Vancouver campus deploys new $5.1M ‘smart grid’ energy storage system

Apr. 19, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.

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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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Map: Where Chinese Vessels Fish. Map credit: Sue-Lyn Erbeck/The Pew Charitable Trusts

Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported: UBC research

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

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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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