Environment

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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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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AI techniques used to improve battery health and safety

06 Apr 2020

Researchers have designed a machine learning method that can predict battery health with 10x higher accuracy than current industry standard, which...

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Electric car charging in Birmingham City Centre

Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world

23 Mar 2020

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.

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‘Wonderchicken’ fossil from the age of dinosaurs reveals origin of modern birds

18 Mar 2020

The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found, dating from the age of dinosaurs, has been identified by an international team of palaeontologists.

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New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

02 Mar 2020

A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy...

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Number of days per year with mean daily temperatures above 25 degrees - 1979-2018 compared with 2018-2059

New approaches to help businesses tackle climate change

26 Feb 2020

Climate change could add around 20% to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040, according to early findings from Cambridge researchers, who...

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The climate crisis: towards zero carbon

26 Feb 2020

Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of climate crisis – and some of the...

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Cambridge researchers advise county council on net zero policy actions

19 Feb 2020

A team of early-career researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with the county council to identify the best ways for Cambridgeshire...

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Prince of Wales launches new UK centre for low-carbon aviation

28 Jan 2020

The Prince of Wales today launched the National Centre for Propulsion and Power during a visit to the University of Cambridge. Based at the world...

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The "stop doing stupid stuff" approach to sustainable manufacturing

22 Jan 2020

Around 90% of the resources we process to create goods are not reaching the person for whom they are made. How can we make manufacturing more...

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