Press releases


Henrik Drake is part of the Nobel Prize Museum’s exhibition on fungi in art and science

12 September, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

Henrik Drake, associate professor of environmental science at Linnaeus University, is participating in an exhibition about fungi in art and science at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm. The exhibition opens on 30 September and explores the world of fungi through artworks, design objects, fashion, and contemporary scientific research. How does it feel to be […]

Taxpayers should foot the bill if EU demands efficient removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewaters

5 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Public sector should pay if EU demands efficient removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewaters, according to researchers at the Centre for Antibiotic Research, CARe, at the University of Gothenburg. Their argumentation analysis, published in the journal Public Health Ethics, raises important questions of responsibility. As the use of medication increases, the problem of pollution and associated […]

Paper cups are just as toxic as plastic cups

25 August, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg show that a paper cup that ends up in nature can also cause damage as they also contain toxic chemicals.

How mercury emissions from industry can be greatly reduced

4 July, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Image: Boliden/Unsplash, Nazrin Babashova Sulphuric acid is the world’s most used chemical. It is an important reagent used in many industries and it is used in the manufacture of everything from paper, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to batteries, detergents and fertilisers. It is therefore a worldwide challenge that sulphuric acid often contains one of the most […]

Future car travel may be cheaper – and more expensive

29 June, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Many of the cars currently speeding through the summer landscape are running on electricity. At the same time, fuel taxes are an important source of income for the government. So where will the money come from in the future when most of the nation’s vehicle fleet has been electrified? Most effective would be increased congestion tax in larger cities. But that raises other questions. This is the conclusion of researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, in a new study.

Climate change has increased diversity of butterflies in Sweden and Finland – could have major consequences for ecosystems

14 June, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

New research shows that butterflies have expanded their ranges over the past 120 years to cope with a warmer climate in Sweden and Finland. Although driven by a warmer climate, range expansions have also been influenced by human land use and vary according to species thermal tolerances and habitat preferences. The increased species richness and […]

Marine environment at risk due to ship emissions

13 June, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

In a recently published study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, the researchers used four different types of port environments to investigate the levels of contaminants emitted from five different sources. They found that the combined emissions of metals and environmentally hazardous substances is putting the marine environment at risk. Ninety per cent of the harmful emissions came from ships fitted with scrubbers, whose purpose is to clean their exhaust gases. 

Researchers have mapped the blind spots for achieving a low-carbon transition

9 June, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

A network of over 60 international researchers has collaborated intensely over 18 months to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities needed to achieve a low-carbon transition in the Global South. They have developed an actionable research agenda to guide funders and scholars to where they should direct their efforts. The review identifies several potential high impacts […]

New project: Forest 4.0 worth 20 million € – key factor in protecting the climate and biodiversity

7 June, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

Open sharing of information about forests is of great importance in order to protect the climate and preserve biodiversity. Currently, Linnaeus University is running the Forest 4.0 initiative, an excellence centre for the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) in the forestry sector in Lithuania. The goal is to develop innovative […]

Electricity often cheaper than diesel for heavy goods vehicles

5 June, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

In the past, it was considered unprofitable to electrify heavy goods vehicles that transport cargo over long distances. But now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have shown that it can be cheaper to run heavy goods vehicles on electricity than on diesel. ‘I myself am surprised by the results and hope that […]