Summer heat threatens milk supply

The summer of 2023 risks being as hot as the record summer of 2018, heralding a tough battle for Sweden’s dairy cows. New research shows that they produce less milk and have poorer reproductive capacity at elevated temperatures, and that the heat affects unborn calves in the mother’s womb.


Sustainable cities

Failing to prepare for dam failure

The Kakhovka dam explosion in Ukraine has caused widespread devastation, and Sweden also has dams that would devastate large areas if they burst.


Food & agriculture

The sweet environmental benefits of giving up treats

You’ve heard it before: we should eat less meat and dairy products for the sake of climate change. But you can actually make a big contribution to the environment just by cutting back on snacks, coffee and alcohol.


How do think tanks shape climate policy?

How much influence do Nordic think tanks have on global climate negotiations and climate policy? In a new project, researchers intend to find out.



“Big money is being invested in wetlands – without thinking about follow-up”

Throughout Sweden, wetlands are being restored with the hope of increasing biodiversity, sequestering carbon and reducing eutrophication. But what do we really know about the effects of wetland restoration?

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Food & agriculture

Vitamin D a challenge in climate-smart food

Vitamin D is found naturally in fish and dairy products, foods that we need to consume less of in a climate-smart world. But how should we eat to safeguard the environment while preventing vitamin D deficiency? In a new project, researchers intend to find the answers.


Industry & Energy

How electricity can get cheaper in the future

Electricity prices are soaring to all-time highs this winter, and warnings of the potential power cuts needed to keep the system in balance loom large. At Dalarna University, researchers know a way to make electricity cheaper and its supply more reliable.