Your local sea snail might not make it in warmer oceans – but oysters will
The frilled dog winkle may sound like a complex knot for a tie, but this local sea snail holds clues to our warmer future, including a dire outlook for species that can’t move, adapt, or acclimate as fast as their environment heats up.
Nov 29, 2023
The bigger you are, the better you fare when climate change causes cyclones
The research findings could help wildlife managers develop strategies to help at-risk animals and pinpoint general traits that help animals survive.
Nov 22, 2023
Future leaders are learning how to tackle climate change in math class this year
UBC and UBCO math teachers who want to use their math skills for good have collaborated with climate scientists to bring the climate crisis into their classrooms.
Nov 15, 2023
UBC team deploys AI-powered robots for faster, safer construction
Learn how it works and what this means for the future of construction.
Nov 14, 2023
Mind-control worms and eye-bulging fungus: real-life horror from nature this Halloween
UBC researchers share some gruesome parasites of nature, like worms that fill the entire gut of an insect to a fungus that grows from your nose to your brain.
Oct 30, 2023
Can AI nip tree disease in the bud?
The researchers at UBC’s faculty of forestry hope to validate the concept through future field tests and are enthusiastic about its potential.
Oct 26, 2023
Salmon bones confirm sustainable chum fishery for 2,500 years under Tsleil-Waututh Nation
New research confirms that Tsleil-Waututh Nation has consistently and sustainably fished for chum salmon for 1,200 years longer than the archaeological record had previously demonstrated.
Aug 30, 2023
The future of drug testing at festivals
UBC researchers are bringing a prototype drug testing robot to Shambhala Music Festival.
Jul 18, 2023
Rain gardens could save salmon from toxic tire chemicals
Specially designed gardens could reduce the amount of a toxic chemical associated with tires entering our waterways by more than 90 per cent, new research shows.
Jun 21, 2023
UBC researchers turn black bitumen into green carbon fibres
What if bitumen could be turned into something more valuable, like the carbon fibres that make aircraft and hockey sticks light and durable, and electric cars safer and more efficient?
Jun 13, 2023
Teenage orcas could be roughhousing with boats off the coast of Spain
Killer whales are in the news for sinking boats off the coast of Spain. The reason is a mystery, but one theory is that teenage bad behaviour is to blame, according to UBC researchers Dr. Andrew Trites, Taryn Scarff and Josh McInnes.
May 29, 2023
He used to climb mountains. Now he wants to move them for others
When UBC mechanical engineering student Yi Yi Du came out of a two-month-long coma after being struck by a car in the fall of 2021, no one knew what the next stage of his life would look like.
May 29, 2023
How Vancouver’s geese affect our river systems
Canada geese were introduced by humans in the late 1960s for hunting and other purposes, and they thrived. But the same is not true for the river ecosystem they feed on.
May 16, 2023
How seaweed has been misleading scientists about reef health
New UBC research found that seaweed have been misleading scientists about coral reef health, and scientists need new ways to determine whether human activity is harming a particular reef.
May 4, 2023
Spiritual connection with nature transcends politics, religion
Have you ever felt awestruck by a towering evergreen, waves crashing against rocks, or the vastness of a desert canyon? You’re not alone. Across time and cultures, humans have felt a spiritual connection with nature.
Apr 18, 2023
Simulating underwater eruptions reveals clues to hazards, including ‘surfing hot rock avalanches’
New research into volcanic eruptions could help predict their hazards, including tsunamis and surfing hot rock avalanches.
Apr 11, 2023
‘Greed is good’ for likes and retweets if you’re a U.S. senator
Tweet about greed. That’s what U.S. politicians ought to do if they want to gain likes and retweets on Twitter, according to new UBC research.
Mar 6, 2023
So-called ‘safe’ pesticides have surprising ill effects
Health Canada is currently reviewing regulations for pesticides in Canada, and three UBC researchers say regulators might want to consider what happened in Japan.
Feb 21, 2023
Clouds could delay the impact of climate change on reefs – but not for long
Clouds seem to offer some protection from excess heat to coral reefs – but most will still face frequent bleaching by 2080, according to new research.
Feb 8, 2023
Why does the date of Lunar New Year change?
This lunar new year falls on Jan. 22, making it one of the earliest in recent history. So why does the date of the lunar new year change?
Jan 19, 2023