UBC ‘ecological footprint’ creators win Blue Planet Award at Rio+20 UN conference
Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the “ecological footprint” concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil.
Jun 17, 2012
UBC experts and story ideas for Rio+20 UN sustainability conference
UBC experts are available to comment on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (June 20-22), including two researchers who will attend in person.
Jun 14, 2012
Loss of biodiversity a growing threat to human life: UBC, University of Michigan Research
The loss of biological diversity is increasingly threatening the planet’s ability to provide humans with life’s essentials: food, water, fodder, fertile soils, and protection from pests and disease, according to a sweeping review of 20 years of research by an international team of ecologists, including biologists from the University of British Columbia.
Jun 6, 2012