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    CBC

    Fungi could one day make up the walls of our homes

    Joe Dahmen, associate professor at UBC SALA and Dr. Nicholas Lin, postdoctoral fellow, talked about their research into engineered living materials and the potential of mycelium to reduce the environmental impact of construction materials. The team at the Biogenic Architecture Lab, founded by Dahmen in 2021, is developing a 3D-printable material that combines mushroom roots with plant fibres.

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    Vancouver Sun

    Here are 16 positive environmental stories from 2023

    The top 16 environmental stories include researchers at UBC who discovered how to filter microplastics from water using biodegradable forest byproducts such as bark and wood dust.

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