Life on Earth is at risk from an unprecedented rate of environmental change that threatens the natural resources on which we depend.

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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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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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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Women in STEM: Sophia Cooke

12 Dec 2019

Sophia Cooke is a PhD candidate in the Department of Zoology, and a member of King's College. Here, she tells us about splitting her time between...

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Ecosystems Overload

10 Dec 2019

We are laying waste to the biosphere. If we're serious about saving millions of species, then it's our own that must change how it thinks about...

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Extent of human encroachment into world’s protected areas revealed

28 Oct 2019

Largest study yet to compare protected with “matched” unprotected land finds “significantly higher” increases in human pressure – primarily through...

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Living with snow leopards

24 Oct 2019

Local people in the Nepal Himalayas value snow leopards as much for the potential personal benefits they gain from the animals’ conservation as they...

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Women in STEM: Dr Alexis Braun

26 Sep 2019

Dr Alexis Braun is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Genetics. Here, she tells us about the importance of mentors, how her research...

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The butterflies are coming

25 Jul 2019

Climate change poses a major threat to butterflies but a new generation of Cambridge scientists is working to unlock their secrets and help them...

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Gorillas found to live in 'complex' societies, suggesting deep roots of human social evolution

10 Jul 2019

Algorithms reveal “social tiers” in gorillas seen in only a few other species, such as dolphins and humans. Researchers suggest that some of these...

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Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

10 Jun 2019

Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of...

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The cultural significance of carbon-storing peatlands to rural communities

21 May 2019

A group of UK and Peruvian researchers have carried out the first detailed study of how rural communities interact with peatlands in the Peruvian...

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