Climate change is affecting the planet at an alarming pace. To respond to this threat, we need to build resilience, make the transition from fossil fuels to a carbon zero future, act sustainably to protect the planet's precious resources and reduce waste.

Sir David Attenborough: "Our planet hangs in the balance"

18 November 2019

Forests burn, glaciers melt and one million species face extinction. Can we humans save the planet from ourselves? Here, Sir David Attenborough speaks to us about the climate crisis and his hopes for the future. His words begin our new focus on Sustainable Earth, looking at how we transition to a carbon zero future, protect the planet's resources, reduce waste and build resilience.

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Cambridge-designed curriculum teaches schoolchildren about water scarcity and climate activism

17 January 2020

Students and teachers across India now have free access to a new curriculum on water security and sustainability, co-developed by researchers at...

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The 'P' word

16 January 2020

How do we shift our 'take, make, throw-away' plastic world towards 'recycle, recover, re-use'? It's time for blue-sky thinking plus practical...

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Dr Jane Goodall on the environment: "My greatest hope is our young people"

14 January 2020

In a new film, Dr Jane Goodall DBE talks about the environmental crisis and her reasons for hope. 

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What’s your beef?

07 January 2020

While the carbon footprint of the meat industry may be clear, the proposition of eating less beef and lamb is fuelling heated debate. If...

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Women in STEM: Angela Harper

02 January 2020

Angela Harper is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory, a member of Churchill College, and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us...

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Women in STEM: Flora Donald

19 December 2019

Flora Donald is a PhD candidate who splits her time between the Department of Plant Sciences and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Here, she...

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Logging in the rainforest of Kalimantan © Greenpeace / Kate Davison

Degraded soils mean tropical forests may never fully recover from logging

17 December 2019

Continually logging and re-growing tropical forests to supply timber is reducing the levels of vital nutrients in the soil, which may limit future...

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Strategic partner: Rolls-Royce

16 December 2019

Researchers at Cambridge are working with Rolls-Royce to make aeroengines greener. 

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Opinion: Why and how to debate climate change

16 December 2019

What's the best way to debate a problem as big and complex as climate change? In his new book, Professor Mike Hulme from the Department of...

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