By Patty Wellborn on July 4, 2019
They’re the central questions of ecology—why are there so many species and where are they found?
By Patty Wellborn on June 5, 2019
It’s been a dream of Celine Edwards for as long as she can remember—to attend medical school at UBC and improve healthcare delivery for rural populations.
By Christine Zeindler on May 28, 2019
New reporting led by UBC researchers is examining how changing conditions of Canada’s mountainous regions may impact the rest of the country.
By Patty Wellborn on April 18, 2019
Miranda Hart digs dirt. The biology professor in UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences is a researcher and naturalist who has dedicated her career to studying microbes in soil. Specifically, she investigates how soil biodiversity helps ecosystems function, and what happens when we destroy this life in our soils.
By Christine Zeindler on April 17, 2019
Almost 50 years ago, millions gathered to protest the negative impacts of industry and development on the world. Since then, the tradition has continued with Earth Day, a global celebration that is recognized by more than one billion people in 192 countries. It is a day of civic and political action to focus on environmental issues such as biodiversity, sustainability, pollution, climate change and clean energy.
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By Nathan Skolski on February 21, 2019
In a new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers have discovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emmissions—bicarbonates hidden in the lake water used to irrigate local orchards.
By Patty Wellborn on February 8, 2019
According to a group of international researchers, the potential contributions large countries have to protect the environment are being overlooked.
By Nathan Skolski on December 11, 2018
Ever since Darwin’s first steps on the Galapagos Islands, understanding the adaptations that offer the giant tortoise its extended lifespan has been a tantalizing scientific pursuit.