Umeå's climate work is being showcased internationally
For three years, the municipality of Umeå together with Umeå University has been running the project “The low-carbon place”. The project has now been selected as one of one hundred good examples around the world among cities that are considered to have come a long way with climate friendly achievements.
Light manifestation – We know it all!
On Wednesday, October 2, hundreds of children from several different schools in Umeå head to the Town Hall Square with lights in their hands. Once in the square they sing Georg Riedel's song ”Vi är blommor” and about 70 children from the Ballet Academy will dance to the song.
Alpine ecosystems under the microscope
Studying nature in a slow-changing climate is time-consuming. But Maja Sundqvist speeds things up by using natural variations in altitude in different mountain regions to explore how a warmer climate will affect both alpine and arctic ecosystems.
New contaminants emerge due to global warming
As the permafrost thaws, frozen anthrax bacterium is brought back to life while malaria-carrying mosquitoes and ticks bearing encephalitis infect new victims. In the footsteps of climate change, both known and unknown infectious diseases lie in wait, and communities must be prepared.