Conservation initiatives led by local and indigenous groups can be just as effective as schemes led by government, according to new research. In some cases in the Amazon rainforest, grassroots initiatives can be even more effective at protecting this vital ecosystem. This is particularly important due to widespread political resistance to hand over control over forests and other natural resources to local communities.
A collaboration between leading scientists in the UK and India will focus on tackling global food shortages with research into increasing crop yields and improving disease and drought resistance.
Vice-Chancellor says staying in the European Union is vital to maintain the UK’s role in world-leading research25 Sep 2015
‘Excellent research in the UK: Do we need the EU?’ event held at Downing College, Cambridge
King John, that most restless of monarchs, is back in the spotlight as the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta approaches. For the first time, historical geographers have plotted John’s route for all 17 years of his reign to produce digital maps of his progress as he struggled to maintain his grip.
A new project led by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is looking at how academic research can help make businesses more sustainable. Dr Jonathan Green, one of the project leads, is looking to the public to ask the questions that may form the basis of future research, and help businesses reduce their impact on the environment.
Restricting displays – which increase sales of displayed drinks by up to 46% for alcohol and by 52% for carbonated drinks - could curb consumption without affecting price or availability.
New study reveals that the ban on alcohol multi-buy promotions in Scotland did not reduce the amount of alcohol purchased25 Nov 2013
Researchers advocate for stronger measures to reduce alcohol-related harm in the UK
New research seeks to take account of the fast pace at which technology is evolving in understanding how to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.
We live in an unequal world: each year billions of dollars are directed at reducing some of the gaps between rich and poor, and bringing basic healthcare and education to those without these life-enhancing resources. But at grassroots level international aid often fails to make a real difference. Where are we going wrong?
The most historically significant collection of Fijian objects in the world outside of Fiji will go on display from today (June 7) at Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA).