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UBC Report Calls For Suspension Of Site C Project

The ECOreport reposts yet another voice raised against the Liberal Government’s pet energy project,  UBC Report Calls For Suspension Of Site C Project

Originally Posted on UBC News

A new report looking at the economic impact of Site C led by UBC researchers is calling for the B.C. government to hit pause on the project.

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The Free World’s New Leader

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Angela Merkel, the Free World’s New Leader

Originally Published on UBC News

Less than a week before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office, Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, is being hailed by many as the last defender of Europe and new leader of the free world.

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Meeting Climate Targets Could Net Six Million Tons More Fish

The ECOreport reposts a story about climate action benefits, Meeting Climate Targets Could Net Six Million Tons More Fish

Originally Published on UBC News

If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new study published in Science.

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Coniferous Species Sharing Climate Adaption Genes

The ECOreport reposts news, a study of two coniferous species sharing climate adaption genes

Originally Published on UBC News

Despite 140 million years of independent evolution, two types of coniferous trees use the same small set of 47 genes to rapidly adapt to varying climates, an international team of forestry researchers have found in a new study, published today in Science.

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Climate Change Will Cost Global Fisheries $10 Billion

The ECOreport reposts an OP ED concluding Climate Change will cost Global Fisheries $10 Billion

Originally Published on UBC News

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.

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The Greenest Households In Canada

The ECOreport reposts the results of a study into urban emissions, the greenest households in Canada

Originally Published on UBC News

Montreal homes are the most sustainable in the country, and Edmonton’s the least, according to a new University of British Columbia study that compares average household greenhouse gas emissions in major cities across Canada.

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Heat Exposure & Social Vulnerability

The ECOreport reposts study finds higher risk of mortality in poor neighbourhoods during risk of mortality during extreme heat events – Heat Exposure & Social Vulnerability

Originally Published on UBC News

In Vancouver, heat exposure and social vulnerability can be a lethal combination.

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Overzealous Forecasts Are Dragging Down Stock Markets

The ECOreport reposts analysis that  overzealous forecasts are dragging down stock markets

Originally Published on UBC News

Financial analysts are provoking unwarranted volatility in the financial markets with forecasts that are out of line with reality, according to a new study by UBC Sauder accounting professors Russell Lundholm and Rafael Rogo.

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Clean Drinking Water Is Far From Assured

The ECOreport reposts a report For many remote communities, including First Nations communities, clean drinking water is far from assured.

Originally Published on UBC News

For many remote communities, including First Nations communities, clean drinking water is far from assured. Many do not have proper infrastructure and resouces to treat their water and boil-water advisories are a frequent occurrence, particularly during spring runoffs.

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Race And Gender Effect Credibility

The ECOreport reposts a study of how personal ideology can influence perception. There are times race and gender effect credibility. 

Originally Published on UBC News

Ideology is a key factor in determining how people assess the credibility of scientific researchers, according to a new UBC Sauder School of Business study.

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