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Environment

Deep bedrock mineral veins are microbial graveyards

3 June, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Research in recent years has revealed that microorganisms inhabit fractured rocks of the continental and oceanic crust to depths of several kilometres, and that they have done so for millions of years. In a new study published in Communications Earth & Environment, an international team of researchers have collected mineral veins from more than 30 […]

Tree choices important for addressing climate change

2 June, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Tree species in Africa’s upland mountain rainforests can adapt both photosynthesis and leaf metabolism to warming. But the ability to do so varies from species to species, according to studies from a new doctoral dissertation. The vitality and composition of tomorrow’s tropical forests depend on how trees can adapt their internal physiological processes to an […]

World first concept for rechargeable cement-based batteries

19 May, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Imagine an entire twenty storey concrete building which can store energy like a giant battery. Thanks to unique research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, such a vision could someday be a reality. Researchers from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering recently published an article outlining a new concept for rechargeable batteries – made […]

Quantum mechanics paves the way for more stable organic solar cells

11 May, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Quantum mechanics can be used to create more stable and more easily produced organic solar cells. These are the findings of new research from the University of Gothenburg. Organic solar cells have many advantages compared with traditional silicon-based solar cells. They can be manufactured cheaply at a large scale using printing presses, and they are […]

What are the Opportunities and Challenges of Energy Storage?

12 April, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Forum for Research on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies (FREE Network) are organising a joint webinar to discuss the economic and environmental effects of energy storage adoption.

Exploration of ocean currents beneath the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ by an autonomous underwater vehicle

9 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

For the first time, researchers have been able to obtain data from underneath Thwaites Glacier, also known as the “Doomsday Glacier”. They find that the supply of warm water to the glacier is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and accelerating ice flow. 

Med hjälp av den obemannade undervattensfarkosten som tagit sig under Thwaites glaciärfront har forskarna gjort en lång rad helt nya upptäckter. Farkosten har bland annat mätt styrka, temperatur, salthalt och syrgashalt hos havsströmmarna som går in under glaciären.

How the EU can reduce tropical deforestation

30 March, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

EU imports of products including palm oil, soybeans, and beef contribute significantly to deforestation in other parts of the world. In a new study, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the University of Louvain, Belgium, evaluated over a thousand policy proposals for how the EU could reduce this impact, to assess which would […]

Groundwater discharge affects water quality in coastal waters

30 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Water quality management in the ocean often targets visible pollution sources such as sewage, rivers or ships. A new global study, led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, reveals that invisible groundwater discharges may be just as important driving nitrogen into coastal waters. As we enter the United Nations’ Decade of the Oceans, a […]