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The Villum Research Station in Greenland will be inaugurated on 8 July 2015. Photo: Stephan Bernberg

2015.06.26 |

Denmark’s and Greenland’s most northerly research station to be inaugurated

Villum Research Station in Greenland is set to be officially inaugurated on 8 July 2015.

Is the legislation regarding the Baltic Sea's aquatic environment in tune with legislation regarding agriculture in the Baltic region? Scientists from Aarhus University will investigate this in a new EU project. Photo: Colourbox

2015.06.30 |

Are policies regarding the environment, climate and agriculture in harmony with each other?

In a project led by Aarhus University scientists will investigate if policies regarding the environment, climate and agriculture in the Baltic Sea region are in tune or at odds with each other.

A new book that provides an overview of climate change and the Baltic Sea region will be launched at a conference about climate change adaptation to be held in Copenhagen in May 2015. Photo: Colourbox

2015.05.05 |

Book launch at ECCA 2015

The new book, “Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin”, will be launched at the European Climate Change Adaptation conference ECCA 2015 in Copenhagen in May 2015.

If farmers along the river Storåen allow their fields to be flooded, they could help prevent situations such as this from further up the river in the town of Holstebro in 2007. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.05.05 |

Farmers can help urban dwellers control flooding

Farmers can adapt their land use to help city dwellers control flooding, but the farmers require the right financial incentive, a Danish research project shows.

Berit Hasler has been appointed as a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Advisory Committee for Pesticide Research.

2015.03.11 |

Researcher from the Department of Environmental Science appointed to Environmental Protection Agency committee

Head of section Berit Hasler from the Department of Environmental Science has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Advisory Committee for Pesticide Research.

Microorganisms are an integral part of wine production. Scientists from Aarhus University are collaborating with the industry to gain more knowledge about the microbes in order to optimise wine production. Photo: Colourbox

2015.02.25 |

Wine’s invisible allies and foes under the spotlight

An international collaboration of scientists from a wide range of universities, research institutions, vineyards and private companies in Denmark and abroad aims to characterise the community of microorganisms that lies at the heart of wine production. An improved understanding of the wine microbiome will have significant effects on the wine…

Photo: Stephan Bernberg

2015.02.25 |

Danish University inaugurates the most northerly research station in Greenland

Villum Research Station in Greenland is set to be officially inaugurated on 2nd of March 2015 by the Danish Minister for Climate. The Arctic research station, which primarily deals with climate research, is located north of the Arctic Circle in the northeastern corner of Greenland.

Vultures can eat carcasses filled with bacteria without getting a stomachache. Photo: Frank Rønsholt

2014.12.04 |

Vultures evolved an extreme gut to cope with disgusting dietary habits

How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals? This is the key question behind a recent collaboration between a team of international researchers from Denmark’s Centre for GeoGenetics and Biological Institute at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus…

Financial incentives can regulate people’s environmental behaviour.

2014.10.23 |

Climate policy initiatives under the microscope at global conference

Charging a price for CO2 in combination with reducing income tax could contribute to the battle against global climate change and environmental degradation without adversely affecting employment and welfare.

Senior researcher Hans Sanderson keeps an eye on laboratory technician Pia Petersen as she pours soapsuds down the drain with a clear conscience. They are both employed at the Department of Environmental Science, AU Roskilde. Photo: Steen Voigt, Aarhus University

2014.10.02 |

Surfactants do not harm the environment

You can brush your teeth, and wash yourself and your clothes with a clear conscience. The most common soaps, shampoos and detergents actually pose a minimal risk to the environment. This is the conclusion of a comprehensive survey that covers more than 250 scientific studies over several decades.

[Translate to English:] Post doc. Robert G. Peel, Aarhus Universitet. Foto: Jens C. Pedersen

2014.05.28 |

Scientists map the worst time of the day to be allergic to grass pollen

The grass pollen season is not just one 7-9 week period of agony for people allergic to grass pollen. The concentration of pollen in the air varies not only with the weather. According to a new Danish study, the flowering season can be divided into three different periods with different daily patterns. Based on this, the researchers provide new…

Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Honorary Professor at Aarhus University and Head of Group at the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre

2014.04.08 |

Honorary professor will strengthen collaboration with health research

Head of Group Ole Raaschou-Nielsen has been appointed honorary professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University in Roskilde. The appointment is intended to strengthen collaboration between the university’s expertise in determining environmental exposures such as air pollution and Dr Raaschou-Nielsen’s own epidemiological…

Tetrahymena pyriformis viewed by fluorescence microscopy Photo: Dorothea Gilbert.

2014.03.26 |

New perspective for soil clean-up: Microbes transport PAH

Microscopic ciliates can increase the mobility of poisonous tar substances, PAHs, by up to 100-fold according to a new study carried out by Danish researchers. The results open new possibilities for cleaning soil contaminated with organic chemicals.

2014.02.05 |

New professor will strengthen molecular microbial ecology

Associate Professor Lars Hestbjerg Hansen has been appointed Professor of Molecular Microbiology at Aarhus University’s Department of Environmental Science in Roskilde. The professorship was established to strengthen molecular biology research into the outer environment based on DNA analysis. It will also form the basis for establishing a new…

[Translate to English:] Professor Ole Hertel, Aarhus Universitet

2014.01.21 |

More diseases from air pollution uncovered by improved data material

Good health and personal registers in combination with model calculations of air pollution down to an individual address has helped Danish researchers to become among the very best in the world to detect harmful diseases deriving from polluted air.

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