Ephemeral exhibit at the London Design Biennale 2023

House of moveable wooden walls unveiled, promising a cheaper, greener alternative to ‘knocking through’

01 Jun 2023

Cambridge architects are inviting visitors to the London Design Biennale to experience a prototype home constructed with flexible wooden partition...

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Wildflower meadow at King's College, Cambridge with chapel behind

A break from the lawn: can an iconic meadow seed wider change?

24 May 2023

A new study at King's College, Cambridge reveals the striking benefits of letting lawns go wild. Can others be persuaded to break with a 300-year old...

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A photoreactor with an artificial leaf working under solar irradiation

Driving on sunshine: clean, usable liquid fuels made from solar power

18 May 2023

Researchers have developed a solar-powered technology that converts carbon dioxide and water into liquid fuels that can be added directly to a car’s...

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King Charles III at the groundbreaking for the New Whittle Laboratory

The King breaks ground on Cambridge’s New Whittle Laboratory

09 May 2023

His Majesty The King visited the University of Cambridge today, in his first public engagement following the Coronation.

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Dog eating raw meat

Dogs may be at risk from high levels of lead from shotgun pellets in raw pheasant dog food, study finds

03 May 2023

Researchers tested samples of raw pheasant dog food and discovered that the majority contained high levels of lead that could put dogs’ health at...

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In search of seal poo on Robinson Crusoe Island

30 Apr 2023

Dr Constanza Toro-Valdivieso has been to the ends of the Earth to collect seal poo. Her results show that seemingly healthy seals are contaminated by...

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The River Mimram. Image: Charles Rangeley-Wilson

Saving England's chalk streams

27 Apr 2023

A conference organised by Pembroke College, Cambridge Conservation Initiative and WildFish Conservation has mobilised activists working to save chalk...

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A section through the Dharamjali stalagmite that the authors studied.

Prolonged droughts likely spelled the end for Indus megacities

26 Apr 2023

New research involving Cambridge University has found evidence — locked into an ancient stalagmite from a cave in the Himalayas — of a series of...

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Tasmanian Devil

Evolution of two contagious cancers affecting Tasmanian devils underlines unpredictability of disease threat

20 Apr 2023

Scientists have traced the family trees of two transmissible cancers that affect Tasmanian devils and have pinpointed mutations which may drive...

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Cattle herd in the Amazon

Companies’ zero-deforestation commitments have potential to halve cattle-driven deforestation in Brazilian Amazon

20 Apr 2023

Study shows better adoption and implementation of company supply chain policies for Brazilian beef and leather could significantly reduce carbon...

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Killer heatwaves endanger India's development

19 Apr 2023

Heatwaves could slow or reverse India’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without heat impact assessments.

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River with black fen soil in background

Fixing the Fens

14 Apr 2023

Reconciling human activities with nature is never going to be easy, but a new Cambridge group is using everything it’s got to try and protect a vital...

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