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Scientists Revisit the Cold Case of Cold Fusion

Scientists from the University of British Columbia, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Google are...

Urban greenways can reduce neighborhood carbon emissions

Greenways are great for cyclists and strollers, runners and walkers, but do they really reduce carbon emissions, as city planners hope? A new study provides some of the first direct proof that they do.

Trees can make or break city weather

Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.

Timber tower

The mass wood structure and façade of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC’s) Brock Commons student residence was completed four months ahead of schedule, showcasing advantages of building with wood. It is currently the world’s tallest wood building at 18 stories (about 174 feet).
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