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Aarhus Å seen from Europaplads looking towards the Magasin department store during Storm Bodil in December 2013. Aarhus City Council is working to create a greener city, with space for water, which they see as a resource. The idea is that, in creating space for water, it is also possible to create new facilities for active recreation, more urban nature, greener urban spaces and new communities. So when adapting to a changing climate with more and heavier rainfall, citizens will be involved in the transformation of their local area, so that the City of Aarhus becomes greener and a good place for everyone. Photo: City of Aarhus

2019.10.24 | Public / media

International research project for sustainable urban development

Researchers from Europe and China are gathering in Aarhus this week to kick-off a major joint research project focusing on sustainable urban development and the transition to a climate-friendly future at a time when urban areas are facing unprecedented challenges. The project is being coordinated by researchers from the Department of Environmental…

This photo shows the change in surface darkness as the cold dry white snow (left side of of image) starts melting to grey (centre of the image), to reveal the dark ice underneath (right side of image). The dots on the left are people, to give a sense of the scale. Photo: Laura Halbach, AU
With the ERC grant, professor Alexandre Anesio from Aarhus University will be spending more time in Greenland during the next six years. Photo: Laura Halbach, AU.
A deep purple alga from the Greenland ice sheet. Photo: Laura Halbach, AU.

2019.10.10 | Public / media

DEEP PURPLE on the ice: algae are heating up Greenland

Purple algae are making the western Greenland Ice Sheet melt faster, as the algae darken the ice surface and make it absorb more sunlight. With an ERC Synergy Grant of €11 million, researchers from Aarhus University and two other European universities will examine the role of glacier algae in a warming climate.

Mogens Hinge from Aarhus University visits the Aage Vestergaard Larsen (AVL) recycling company in Mariager. With head of business development at AVL, Gitte Buk Larsen, he is inspecting a new plastic granulate. Photo: Britta Fischer Mogensen
... And in this picture they are looking at used plastic pipes. Photo: Britta Fischer Mogensen

2019.10.08 | Research

New knowledge about old plastics

There is a huge number of different plastic types. This means it is no easy matter to get the rate of plastics recycling to rise. At the Department of Engineering, daily tests on plastics will make it easier for industry to identify the specific type of plastic and produce recycled plastic products in the right quality. Learn more about the…