Sustainability

UBC researchers potential solution for oil spills

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B.C. can’t meet 2050 climate targets without electric trucking: Study

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Will the vehicles of the future be powered by electricity or hydrogen?

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Zero-waste mobile phones come closer to reality

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Recycling experts hit milestone in quest for zero-waste phone

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Awards celebrate partnerships between business and academia

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UBC researchers invent new method to create self-tinting windows

UBC chemistry researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.

Smart windows conserve building energy by switching from clear to tinted, dynamically controlling heat and light from the sun, depending on the building and occupants’ needs.

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Startup rolls into vehicle-sharing world with electric tricycles

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Electric-assist trike pilot program rolls out at UBC

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Improving X-ray technology for more sustainable mines

 

Mining operations consume significant amounts of energy, not to mention water, chemicals and other resources. As ore grades continue to decline around the world, more and more of these resources are being used to process low-value rock that will ultimately be discarded. Removing this waste material before it is processed would go a long way towards boosting productivity and reducing the financial and environmental costs of the mining industry. 

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