Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry | ACES

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Soot from fossil fuel combustion warms the Arctic

December 5, 2016

Fossil fuel (diesel) combustion in Europe and Russia is the major source of climate warming soot found in the Eurasian Arctic, according to a new PhD thesis from ACES. For several years, researchers collected air samples in Abisko (northern Sweden), Tiksi, northeastern Russia, and Ny-Ålesund on the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, northern Norway, to determine the sources of soot …

Study sheds new light into the link between thawing permafrost and climate change

December 2, 2016

A new study by researchers at Stockholm University shows how large-scale thawing of Arctic permafrost released huge amounts of carbon at the end of the last Ice Age. Frozen carbon reservoirs in the Arctic are currently being released again, which threatens to accelerate climate warming. Their results were published in the journal Nature Communications. “This is the first study to …

Stockholm University ranked third in driving environmental awareness

November 28, 2016

Stockholm University has been ranked third in the world in driving environmental awareness, according to Times Higher Education. Based on data from the Scopus research database, which includes citation numbers across different subjects between 2011 – 2015, the top three spots on the list of universities with environmental research of the greatest impact were given, in descending order, to Utrecht University, Stanford University and Stockholm University. …

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