Press releases

Environment

New governance thinking efficient cure for global coral crisis

8 July, 2008 - Stockholms universitet

A new and alternative management of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has been hailed as a groundbreaking international model for better managing the oceans, in a leading US scientific publication.

Herring ­- both healthful and environmentally friendly

16 June, 2008 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Herring is just as good for the heart and blood vessels as other fatty fishes. This is shown in a doctoral dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. It is the first specific study of the health effects of herring. Unlike many other kinds of fish, herring is very inexpensive, and it is one of the few species that are fished in an ecologically sustainable manner.

Ocean bacteria absorb carbon dioxide

10 June, 2008 - Högskolan i Kalmar, från 2010 en del av Linnéuniversitetet

Marine bacteria have the capacity to take up and capture carbon dioxide with the help of sunlight. This has been discovered by researchers at Kalmar University in Sweden in collaboration with colleagues in Spain, Australia, and Russia. The finding is being published in the internationally respected scientific journal PNAS.

Forest fuel reduces climate changes

3 June, 2008 - Mittuniversitetet

Growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere primarily from CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are impacting the climate on earth. Replacing fossil fuels with forest fuels is becoming more and more urgent. That would reduce the net emissions of CO2 and the effects on the climate. This is shown in a dissertation from Mid Sweden University.

New vegetarian food with several benefits

28 May, 2008 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

A new vegetarian food that boosts the uptake of iron and offers a good set of proteins. This could be the result of a doctoral dissertation by Charlotte Eklund-Jonsson at the Department of Food Science, Chalmers University of Technology, in Sweden.

CCS ­ grasping at straws in the climate debate?

8 May, 2008 - Linköpings universitet

Great hopes are being placed on undeveloped technology. Capturing and storing carbon dioxide is predicted to be one of the most important measures to counter the threats to our climate. But the technology still hasn’t been tested in full scale, and the complications and risks it entails may have been grossly underestimated.