January 10, 2017
While Canada’s climate policy is steadily moving in the direction of carbon pricing, policy south of the border is in disarray with the Trump administration taking office this month.
December 9, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with premiers and Indigenous leaders today to discuss a plan to combat climate change. Trudeau and the premiers also plan to discuss health care.
Media Release | September 13, 2016
While Pokémon Go has helped to bring augmented reality to everyday life, UBC researchers are using similar technology to teach high school students about climate change.
Media Release | September 7, 2016
Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, and countries that are most dependent on fisheries for food will be the hardest hit, finds new UBC research.
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.