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More difficult than expected for glaciers to recover from climate warming

A team of scientists from Stockholm University and University of California Irvine investigated whether the Petermann Ice Shelf in northern Greenland could recover from a future breakup due to climate change. They used a sophisticated computer model to simulate the potential recovery of the ice shelf. “Even if Earth’s climate stopped warming, it would be […]

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Health risks associated with mixtures of man-made chemicals are underestimated

March 26, 2019 – We are exposed to a large number of man-made chemicals in our everyday life. This creates combinations of chemical mixtures, to which we are subjected during our whole lifespan. Current risk assessment and management practices, however, focus mainly on exposure to single substances. Exposure to hazardous substances, especially endocrine disrupting chemicals […]

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Climate changes make some aspects of weather forecasting increasingly difficult

March 22, 2019 – The ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study from Stockholm University. The study, focusing on weather forecasts in the northern hemisphere spanning 3- 10 days ahead, concludes that the greatest uncertainty increase will be regarding summer downfalls, of critical importance […]

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Leaders meet at World Water Week to discuss growing water crisis, Aug. 26 – 31

Stockholm, Aug. 23, 2018 –  The world must find new, nature-based solutions to meet escalating global water threats. This will be discussed in Stockholm on 26-31 August when world leaders, water experts, development professionals and CEOs gather for the annual World Water Week. The 2018 World Water Week will be held under the theme Water, […]

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Bosnian pine growing in northern Greece is more than 1075 years-old, the oldest known living tree in Europe

Aug. 22, 2016 – Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1075 years old. This makes it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe. The millenium old pine was discovered by scientists from Stockholm University (Sweden), the University of Mainz (Germany) and […]

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