Environment

Speleothems in the Corchia Cave, Central Italy

Abrupt changes in Earth’s past climate occurred synchronously

20 Aug 2020

A study from the Universities of Cambridge and Melbourne has found that the onset of past climate changes was synchronous over an area extending from...

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A Cambridge college cafeteria

Adding a metre between meals boosts vegetarian appeal – study

13 Aug 2020

Researchers have identified the optimal dish positions to help 'nudge' diners into picking more planet-friendly meals in cafeterias.

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Viburnum tinus fruits

Metallic blue fruits use fat to produce colour and signal a treat for birds

06 Aug 2020

Researchers have found that a common plant owes the dazzling blue colour of its fruit to fat in its cellular structure, the first time this type of...

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Greenhouse with tinted solar panels

Green energy and better crops: tinted solar panels could boost farm incomes

04 Aug 2020

Researchers have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally-superior crops...

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Beyond the pandemic: reduce the risk of animal viruses jumping to humans

30 Jul 2020

Cambridge zoologists Bill Sutherland and Silviu Petrovan warn that we must dramatically change the way we interact with animals to reduce the risk of...

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Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

09 Jul 2020

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to...

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COVID-19 and the interspecies frontier

08 Jul 2020

Professor of World History, Sujit Sivasundaram, discusses how our long history with pangolins reveals the preconditions of both the pandemic and...

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Flashes bright when squeezed tight: how single-celled organisms light up the oceans

06 Jul 2020

Research explains how a unicellular marine organism generates light as a response to mechanical stimulation, lighting up breaking waves at night.

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US National Guard working to extinguish wildfires in Alaska

Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

02 Jul 2020

COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US – all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback...

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Taylor Uekert studies the transformation of plastic waste into hydrogen fuel

Plastic: the new fantastic?

05 Jun 2020

Hear how Cambridge researchers are working towards eliminating plastic waste and making best use of one of the most successful materials ever...

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View from Agulhas II

Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 metres per day

28 May 2020

The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 metres per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid...

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3D printed corals could improve bioenergy and help coral reefs

09 Apr 2020

Researchers have designed bionic 3D-printed corals that could help energy production and coral reef research.

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