News on climate change
Cheap sustainability-lunches are blazing a trail towards less food waste and more community
27 februari 2023
Last year a new initiative was started on Gotland with the aim of reducing food waste and at the same time increasing the availability of sustainab...
Using drones to thin the forest
23 februari 2023
Why not let drones cut down and remove trees when the forest needs thinning, rather than using heavy, fossil fuel-driven forestry machinery? This w...
ERC grant for research into extreme weather
03 februari 2023
Gabriele Messori, Professor of Meteorology, has been awarded a Proof of Concept Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He will be analysin...
Keen to see more applied environmental policy research
01 februari 2023
“I would like to see a great deal more applied environmental research in social sciences,” says Sverker C. Jagers, the newly appointed Zennström Pr...
Worms, bacteria and fungi help reduce carbon dioxide emissions
27 januari 2023
Can we use the Earth's own natural thermostat and accelerate the process to help reduce global warming? Promising progress has been made in the res...
Climate change influences infection via ticks and mosquitoes
24 januari 2023
Infections spread via mosquitoes and ticks are becoming increasingly common. Tove Hoffman, Researcher in Infectious Medicine at the Zoonosis Scienc...
Sustainability management by means of a new budget model
18 januari 2023
A completely new sustainability budget will help steer Region Gotland towards sustainable development. The budget was developed by researchers at U...
The history of Easter Island can teach us about sustainability
08 december 2022
Tourism has exploded on Easter Island over the last twenty years – something that has led to both financial gain and major encroachments on the is...
Scientists: Madagascar’s unique biodiversity in grave danger
02 december 2022
Madagascar has an enormous biodiversity, with most of the plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth. But the rich life on the island is ...
Several innovation companies from Uppsala University on prestigious list
15 november 2022
Each year, Sweden’s Ny Teknik magazine presents a list of the top 33 young tech companies in Sweden that are judged to be a leader of the future, a...
“A successful climate transition could help create a more peaceful world”
05 oktober 2022
Russia's war in Ukraine should be a reminder that we cannot continue to consume oil to the extent we do today. Nina von Uexkull is a peace and conf...
Fungi important in freshwater ecosystems
27 september 2022
Access to fresh water is absolutely vital to our survival. Without it, we would suffer from a lack of drinking water, fish to eat and the ability t...
Higher temperatures make it difficult for fig tree pollinators
26 september 2022
Researchers from Uppsala University and elsewhere have been studying the effect of rising temperatures on the lifespan of pollinating fig wasps. Th...
Cleaning services without unnecessary chemicals
23 september 2022
Eco-stations in preference to waste bins, and water instead of detergents. In recent years, Uppsala University's cleaning unit has worked hard to e...
Sverker Jagers new Zennström Professor of Climate Change Leadership
08 september 2022
Sverker C Jagers, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Collective Action Research at the University of Gothenburg, will ho...
“I want the method to be utilised, not stored in a drawer”
05 juli 2022
Hi there, Robin Dürr, a PhD student in physical chemistry. With your novel and patented method to fabricate a membrane electrode assembly, you hop...
Iceland volcano opens a rare window into the Earth beneath our feet
05 juli 2022
The recent Fagradalsfjall eruption in the southwest of Iceland has enthralled the whole world, including nature lovers and scientists alike. The er...
Wijnand Boonstra elected to UN panel on biodiversity
28 juni 2022
Approximately one million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction – but what can we do about it? Uppsala University researcher Wijn...
“Climate change puts more pollen in the air”
14 juni 2022
Hello to Christer Janson, Professor of Respiratory, Allergy and Sleep Research. What percentage of the population suffers from pollen allergy?
Nuclear fusion may provide tomorrow’s safe and cheap energy
13 juni 2022
Imagine cheap nuclear power without any long-lived radioactive nuclear waste or greenhouse gas emissions. Fusion has been described as the solution...