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 zero carbon future, act sustainably to protect the planet's precious resources and reduce waste.

The climate crisis: towards zero carbon

26 February 2020

Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of climate crisis – and some of the solutions that will take us towards zero carbon.

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Vomiting bumblebees show that sweeter is not necessarily better

22 Jan 2020

Animal pollinators support the production of three-quarters of the world’s food crops, and many flowers produce nectar to reward the pollinators. A...

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Shallow river bed in Buderim Forest Park, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Laura Bentley

Local water availability is permanently reduced after planting forests

20 Jan 2020

River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, a new study has shown. Rivers in some regions can...

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

17 Jan 2020

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

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The 'P' word

16 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 widespread...

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Women in STEM: Angela Harper

02 Jan 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 about...

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Women in STEM: Flora Donald

19 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Geography...

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Expedition finds tallest tree in the Amazon

13 Dec 2019

"Giant trees like the ones we found are simply awe-inspiring, they remind us how amazing the Amazon rainforest is, and how important it is to...

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