Media Release | July 28, 2016
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests evolution is a driving mechanism behind plant migration, and that scientists may be underestimating how quickly species can move.
Media Release | September 24, 2015
With more than half the world’s population living in urban areas, cities need urban foresters who can deal with the unique challenges to help build sustainable, green communities.
Media Release | July 2, 2015
Climate change is forcing fish out of their current habitats and into cooler waters and many more species will soon be affected if climate goals are not met, say scientists.
Media Release | June 30, 2015
Seafood will come from further abroad in the future and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes due to climate change and ocean acidification, according to UBC scientists.
Media Release | June 29, 2015
Pink salmon that begin life in freshwater with high concentrations of carbon dioxide, which causes acidification, are smaller and may be less likely to survive, according to a new study from UBC.
May 15, 2015
UBC experts are available to comment on the federal government’s announcement that it will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent.
Media Release | April 6, 2015
70 per cent of glacier ice in British Columbia and Alberta could disappear by the end of the 21st century, creating major problems for local ecosystems, power supplies, and water quality, according to a new study by UBC researchers.
Media Release | March 3, 2015
A UBC-Chinese Academy of Sciences joint study shows that land cover plays as significant a role as climate change on the hydrology of watersheds.
Media Release | December 22, 2014
Chinook salmon can acclimate to a warmer environment with subtle changes to cardiac functions, but only up to a point.
July 21, 2014
A UBC expert says an El Niño this year could be warmer than usual and have harsh consequences for world farmers.
June 2, 2014
President Barack Obama is expected to unveil today a significant climate change plan to cut carbon pollution in the U.S.
April 4, 2014
UBC’s William Cheung explains the latest IPCC climate change report and what it means for ocean ecosystems.
Media Release | February 3, 2014
Dramatic differences exist in how Canadian communities are preparing for the effects of climate change, a new study finds.
Media Release | January 28, 2014
Increasingly extreme swings in temperature may put some insects at higher risk than previously thought, a UBC-Yale study finds.
January 16, 2014
From a heat wave down under to a cold snap in North America, UBC’s Simon Donner on extreme weather.
December 27, 2013
UBC History Professor Tina Loo takes a look back at the stories of 2013 that changed us.
December 23, 2013 - by Maura Forrest
Genomics is behind an innovative new method for breeding trees that can adapt to our changing world.
Media Release | October 20, 2013
Time is a huge impediment when it comes to working together to halt the effects of climate change, new research suggests.
Media Release | October 17, 2013
The ability of invasive plants to rapidly adapt to local climates – and potentially to climate change – may be a key factor in how quickly they spread.
Media Release | August 4, 2013
Marine species are migrating toward the poles as much as 12 times faster than land-based species as a result of the warming climate, according to a new study.