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Financial incentives can regulate people’s environmental behaviour.

2014.10.23 | Public / media

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.

2014.10.20 | Public / media, Staff

New robotic telescope revolutionizes the study of stars

In the last eight months, a fully robotic telescope in Tenerife has been carrying out high-precision observations of the motion of stellar surfaces. The telescope is the first in the SONG telescope network and a milestone in a new global stellar research project, aiming at making it possible to follow the stars twenty-four seven.

The Holuhraun eruption from the Bárðarbunga volcano in central Iceland on 8 September 2014. Lava fountains along the eruption fissure. The fountains reach 60–80 metres over the edge of the flank. Craters along the edge feed several lava channels at the same time. The part of the flank with the most intense fountains is now covered by a sea of lava with modest bubbling activity. (Photo: Dr Morten S. Riishuus, senior researcher at the Nordic Volcanological Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland)
The Holuhraun eruption on 4 October 2014. At left in foreground: Degassing and modest bubbling activity in the lava sea. Middle: Degassing from faster lava streams that are fed from the north-northwestern end of the flank and from the lava channel in the mountain. At right in background: The main lava channel – at this time the only lava channel – flows in an easterly direction and feeds the lava front at Jökulsá á Fjöllum. (Photo: Dr Morten S. Riishuus, senior researcher at the Nordic Volcanological Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland)
Schematic illustration of the structure of the Earth showing different types of mantle diapers. (Graphics: Ulla Vibeke Hjuler after Arndt (2000)

2014.10.21 | Public / media

Icelandic volcano eruptions testify to processes deep down in the Earth that are millions of years old

New research links processes hundreds of kilometres below the Earth’s surface to violent historical eruptions of large amounts of lava, the destruction of supercontinents, and dramatic changes in the Earth’s climate and ecosystems.

Events

Sat 25 Oct
16:00-20:00 | Teide Observatory, Tenerife
Inauguration of the Danish SONG telescope in Tenerife
The Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Aarhus University, will host the official inauguration of the first telescope in the Danish-led SONG network on 25 October 2014.
Thu 30 Oct
08:00-09:00 |
Second quarter commences
Fri 07 Nov
13:00-15:00 | Niels Bohr Lecture Theatre, Risø Campus, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde
Doctoral defence: Morten Frederiksen, Department of Bioscience
Morten Frederiksen is defending his doctoral dissertation entitled ‘Environmental Demography: Exploring the links between vital rates and a fluctuating environment’
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