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Organic farming methods favour pollinators

Pollinator Pollinating insects are endangered globally, with a particularly steep decline over the last 40 years. An extensive 3-year study from Lund University in Sweden has found that organic farming methods can contribute to halting the pollinator decline. This beneficial effect is due to both the absence of insecticides and a higher provision of flower resources.

New Formas Project: Save the basin! A multiplayer game about water shortage

Virtual Reality Lab at Lund University FORMAS has granted funding for a new and highly topical science communication project on water shortage and the challenges of drought in both Sweden and Jordan . The project will be executed by the Lund University Virtual Reality Lab at Design Sciences at LTH, in collaboration with Vattenhallen Science Center.

Scientists lack vital knowledge on rapid Arctic climate change

arctic Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study from Lund University in Sweden. The researchers looked at thousands of scientific studies, and found that around 30% of cited studies were clustered around only two research stations in the vast Arctic region.

The health effect of air pollution from traffic

traffic pollution What would happen if all petrol and diesel-powered vehicles were removed from a smaller European city? Up to 4% of all premature deaths could be prevented, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The researchers used Malmö, Sweden, as a case study to calculate the health costs of inner city traffic.

Catalysing a switch to a circular economy through plastic waste prevention

Plastic bottles waste Lund University is part of the core team for Climate-KICs latest Flagship programme, eCircular, aiming to crack down on plastic waste and radically reduce the use of plastic materials.

Menstrual cups could help girls attend school in Tanzania

menstruation education In Tanzania, girls on their period avoid going to school, something that affects their opportunities for education. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the menstrual cup could be a step towards better school attendance, and a life with more freedom.

Debate on Bioenergy – What are the possibilities and trade-offs?

forest Bioenergy is the largest form of renewable energy worldwide. It actually generates more energy than wind, solar and hydropower combined. In the coming decades a huge increase in demand of biomass for energy purposes is expected. Where will this biomass come from and what are the impacts of this increased usage? Is this a threat to biodiversity? Will it lead to food shortages? Will it lead to deforestation? Will farmer’s rights be respected in the developing world? Are there other issues to take into account?

How local communities can transition to sustainable energy systems

Samsø Wind Energy What makes for a successful transition to a low-carbon energy system? Local involvement, perceived fairness and information sharing, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden.

Podcast on the sustainable development goals

Emily Boyd podcast "The thing about climate change which is really important is that it interlinks with so many other issues. That's why we have these interlinked global goals", says Emily Boyd, professor and director of LUCSUS, interviewed in the international podcast Influenced by Nature.

Arts Meet Science at Skissernas: Festive reflections with Emily Boyd 

Bigert & Bergström, Reverse Osmosis Plant, 2013. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Beranger © Bigert & Bergström. It is the last day of 2018’s Hållbarhetsveckan and Hållbarhetsfestivalen is filling Stenkrossen with activities ranging from workshops and discussions to plant- and clothes swaps. Sitting on one of the colourful, sundrenched benches is Emily Boyd, director for LUCSUS. Yesterday, she was one of the organisers for the full-day event Arts meet Science and today I join her in a discussion about this Friday’s powerful agenda and conversations. 

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