The war in Ukraine has led to fears that nuclear reactors will be damaged and lead to emissions of radioactive material. NMBU’s professor Deborah Oughton says that the attacks hardly pose a major threat to us in Norway. Here she answers five questions about the situation.
"We have to act now to secure a liveable future for everyone on earth," says NMBU professor Siri H. Eriksen. She is one of the authors behind the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
When statistician Kathrine Frey Frøslie explained the R-number using crochet, the video went viral in Norway. Her knitted and crocheted corona art is now available in English, and on display in an international corona exhibition from UNESCO.
"It is fantastic that our applications have succeeded so well. It is also great to see that NMBU has such a strong focus on sustainability in all its projects," says Solve Sæbø, NMBU’s Pro-Rector for Education.
Two of our researchers are lead authors in the forthcoming UN climate report. A third NMBU researcher helped to quality assure the previous report and a fourth is an expert on international climate negotiations. We asked them about their expectations of COP26.
Noragric students receive prestigious stipends. “These are engaged students with great initiative and lots of curiosity. They are creative in how they link international relations to the study of urban transformation”, says supervisor Kirsti Stuvøy.
A new study has found that a variant of a specific growth hormone gene may have protected Neanderthals against malnutrition during periods of food scarcity. The researchers behind the study believe that the gene variant may explain why some people handle malnutrition better than others.
Climate change, loss of biodiversity, and degraded ecosystems: we're in trouble and something needs to be done. We need to change, and we know what to do. But we probably need some help on how to proceed. Maybe we can be inspired by Isaac Newton’s three laws?
The annual doctoral ceremony is usually a physical ceremony. Travel restrictions and Covid19 considerations inspired a format available to all participants in the form of an online experience with elements from the traditional ceremony.
Whilst we wait for the Taliban to meet international human rights standards, it would be wrong to withhold humanitarian assistance as the harsh winter draws in. Humanitarian action will build confidence on both sides whilst providing critical aid, say Karim Merchant & Ingrid Nyborg.
Brandsrud's dissertation will be of significant help in the construction of more efficient solar cells in the future and could have an impact on food science, plant science and solar cell research. Congratulations!