New solution-focused course for counteracting climate change

With the new, interdisciplinary course “Climate Change Solutions” that starts this autumn, Stockholm University aims to contribute solutions to the climate crisis. The course is open to students from all study areas at Stockholm University.  The course is run for the first time during the autumn term of 2019 and engages researchers and teachers from four faculties and ten departments …

Vill du bli framtidens miljöproblemlösare? Bidra till en bättre värld – sök kandidatprogram i miljövetenskap vid Stockholms universitet

Allt vi människor gör har en inverkan på miljön. Vår ekologiska fotavtryck har förändrat planeten! Den globala uppvärmningen, vatten- och luftföroreningar, försurning av havsvatten och förlust av biologisk mångfald är bara några av de många miljöproblem som människor har orsakat. Att förstå och lösa dessa problem är avgörande för att utveckla hållbart. Miljövetenskap ger kunskapen och verktygen för att möta …

Bubbles found in sea spray generated in the lab. Photo: Matt Salter

Oceans are major sources of highly fluorinated chemicals into the air

Sea spray may be a major source of highly fluorinated chemicals to the atmosphere contradicting the view that oceans act only as sinks for these persistent pollutants, shows a new study by researchers from ACES published in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts A group of highly fluorinated chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are found throughout the world’s …

The Master's programmes at ACES are popular with international students.

World-class education for tomorrow’s environmental scientists: Apply now for a Master’s programme in Environmental Science at ACES

Confronting environmental problems is the ultimate challenge for science and society. To meet the growing demand for highly qualified environmental scientists, ACES has launched two new Master’s programmes in Environmental Science, namely, MSc Environmental Science: Atmosphere-Biogeochemistry-Climate (ES-ABC), and MSc Environmental Science: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ES-ETC). “Our ambition is that the new Master’s programmes will equip our students with an …

Professor Derek Muir during his introductory lecture. Photo: Niklas Björling

Lecture on Arctic pollutants graced by royal visit

Canadian Scientist Dr. Derek Muir, the twenty third holder of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Guest Professorship in Environmental Science, gave his introductory lecture on March 13th, to an audience of distinguished guests including His Majesty the King of Sweden, and Canada’s ambassador to Sweden, Heather Grant. Professor Muir is among the world’s foremost environmental chemists. His work focuses on the …

Professor Ilona Riipinen is this year's recipient of the Sixten Heyman Prize 2019

Ilona Riipinen gets prestigious award for research on clouds and aerosols

ACES professor Ilona Riipinen, has been awarded the Sixten Heyman Prize 2019 for her research on atmospheric aerosol particles, which are air particles that affect our health. Each cubic centimeter of air contains thousands of different particles. Some are harmful but others are important for cloud formation and rain. Rain clears the air from the damaging particles. “Clouds and rain …

Stockholm University ranked in world’s top 30 in environmental science

Stockholm University ranked among the top 30 universities in the world in environmental science according to QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2019. “I’m proud of that Stockholm University has, yet again, ranked so high on the QS list in environmental science. ACES is one of the many different departments that focus on environmental science at Stockholm University but …

Indian farmer burning crop residues. Photo: Atinderpal Singh

Crop residue burning is a major contributor to air pollution in South Asia

Urban emissions of black carbon from fossil fuel combustion are not always the main contributor to severe air pollution in south Asian megacities like New Delhi, shows a new study by researchers from ACES and the Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology, published in the journal Nature Sustainability. While fossil fuel emissions in New Delhi account for 80 percent of the …

Water flea that has been fed microplastics, which glow under UV-light (green). Photo: Zandra Gerdes, ACES

Microplastics: friends or foes of contaminant transport?

Microplastics have potentially no major impact on the transport of some persistent contaminants between aquatic animals and their surroundings, shows a new study by researchers at ACES published recently in the journal PLOS ONE. “Microplastic as an environmental problem have been widely discussed in recent years. They may affect the environment in different ways, although, much of the public concern …

Fluorochemicals are extensively used for their water- and stain repellency.

Rain-repelling fluorochemicals in outdoor clothing are unnecessary shows new study

Waterproof clothing using highly fluorinated chemicals are over-engineered for consumers, building in unnecessary repellency to oil and other stains, when only repellency to rainwater is required, demonstrates new research by ACES and the University of Leeds, UK. The team, who recently published their findings in Journal of Cleaner Production, say effective alternatives to harmful fluorochemicals used in waterproof clothing are readily …

The project will develop a framework for quantifying impacts of microplastics on environmental and human health. Photo: Mostphotos

Research on microplastic receives funding

A research project conducted by Elena Gorokhova at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) will develop a framework for quantifying hazardous properties of microplastics and establishing their environmentally acceptable levels. The funding comes from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (Havs- och vattenmyndigheten). The focus on microplastic and …

ACES is starting two new Master programmes in Environmental Science: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ES-ETC) and Atmosphere-Biogeochemistry-Climate (ES-ABC). Photo: Clément Morin

Stockholm University launches new Master programmes in environmental science

Two complementary Master programmes in Environmental Science will start this fall at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES). Society faces many daunting environmental challenges. Global climate change, water and air pollution and loss of biodiversity are a few of many environmental changes that society need to tackle. Trying to understand and solve these problems are central and …

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