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  • Researchers: Global wind speeds slowing since 1960

    [6 Oct 2017] Wind speeds around the world are decreasing in a phenomenon known as "stilling" and scientists are hoping to find out why. "Weaker winds can mean less dispersion of pollutants in big cities, exacerbating air quality problems and therefore impacting human health", says Cesar Azorin-Molina, researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences, in an interview with the Horizon magazine.

  • Marine Species Threatened by Deep-Sea Mining

    [3 Oct 2017] Underwater mining poses a great danger to animals inhabiting the seafloors. A new research study describes the most abundant species, a sponge, which can now be used to regulate mining operations and help us better understand their environmental impacts.

  • Plants Become More Tolerant When Living in Symbiosis with Fungi

    [28 Sep 2017] By developing a symbiotic relationship with fungi, plants not only become more tolerant to diseases but can also help contribute to more sustainable agricultural practices. This is the conclusion of a new study from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Lars Bengtsson appointed the title Excellent Teacher

    [20 Sep 2017] Lars Bengtsson at the Department of Physics has more than 25 years of teaching experience, and has now been awarded the title Excellent Teacher. His subject areas are electronics, electronic measurement systems and embedded systems.

  • Afshin Houshang awarded the Faculty of Science's Doctoral Thesis Award 2017

    [20 Sep 2017] The Faculty of Science doctoral thesis award in 2017 goes to Afshin Houshang from the Department of Physics. Afshin Houshang research focuses on how to manipulate, control and transfer electrons called spins. Congratulations!

  • Female Fish Like Males Who Sing

    [18 Sep 2017] Noisier seas seem to hamper fish reproduction. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that noise pollution impedes reproduction in sand and common gobies, both of which are important food sources for juvenile cod.

  • Existential risk: how threatened is humanity?

    [7 Sep 2017] Existential risk to humanity is the third research programme hosted by GoCAS. It is a two month crossdisciplinary thematic programme, led by Anders Sandberg, Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford, and with Olle Häggström as local host. The aim is to explore the pathways to existential risk to see how they can be managed.

  • New Biomaterial can extend the life of dialysis patients

    [4 Jul 2017] A new material that can be used in dialysis equipment has been developed by an international research team with researchers from the University of Gothenburg. ¿We have made a discovery that eventually can lead to a breakthrough for research and for the treatment of patients with kidney disease¿, says Hans Elwing.

  • Mangrove forests threatened by Climate Change

    [29 Jun 2017] The Sundarbans of about 1,020,000 ha in Bangladesh (66%) and India (34%) is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. However this forest is threatened by effect of climate change and manmade activities.

  • Anti-science must be combated with education and better communication

    [19 Jun 2017] In the editorial "Science, antiscience, and environmental decision making: A call to action" featured in the journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, five Environmental Scientists from the UK, Sweden, USA, and Canada, argues that environmental decision making in too many cases is no longer rooted in scientific facts and findings. Instead, decisions are in many cases heavily influenced by value judgments, political concerns, emotions, and naive calls for simple solutions, inadequate for a complex world.

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