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Companies withhold studies of potential harm from pesticides

One in four industry-funded studies examining the potential harm from pesticides on the developing brain were not shared with EU authorities by the manufacturers. This finding raises concern about the reliability of EU safety evaluations…

Aerosol demasking enhances climate warming over South Asia – a potential climate overshoot process

In a new publication, observational constraints showed that removing aerosol air pollution led to climate warming (from Greenhouse Gases, GHG) over South Asia (aerosol demasking of climate warming). The international team, led by ACES Prof.…

Rendezvous for icebreaker Oden at the Arctic Sea

When there is a will, there is a way, as the saying goes, was what researchers from Stockholm University who participate in the Arctic expedition ARTofMELT 2023 recently came to realize right at the start…

ALARM Sounded: Novel Project Aims to Map Global Exposure to Airborne Contaminants

We made our way to Mariakliniken, a hospital situated in the heart of Stockholm, where we met up with Daniel Schlesinger, former PhD student at the Department of Environmental Science and current Air Quality Officer,…

Persistent pollutants found in one of Earth’s deepest ocean trenches

Researchers have detected the environmental pollutant PCB in sediment samples taken at a depth of 8,000 meters in the Pacific Ocean. While organic carbon is degraded, persistent PCB accumulates in the deep sea. In a…

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Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm university

Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Geovetenskapens hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm