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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The climate scientist and the planet-sized problem

06 December 2019

Dr Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero, an ambitious new University climate change initiative aimed at transitioning to a zero carbon...

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Women in STEM: Dr Jenny Zhang

05 December 2019

Dr Jenny Zhang is a group leader and BBSRC David Phillips Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, where she is re-wiring photosynthesis to generate...

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Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

04 December 2019

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here...

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Drone images show Greenland Ice Sheet becoming more unstable as it fractures

03 December 2019

The world’s second-largest ice sheet, and the single largest contributor to global sea level rise, is potentially becoming unstable because of...

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A feast for the senses

29 November 2019

A mouth-watering / stomach-churning new exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum explores our complex relationship with food

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Women in STEM: Fiona Llewellyn-Beard

28 November 2019

Fiona Llewellyn-Beard is a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences, where she studies salt marshes and how they store huge amounts of...

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Cambridge Zero

26 November 2019

If we are to avert a climate disaster, we must sharply reduce our emissions, starting today. Cambridge Zero, the University's ambitious new...

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Cambridge Green: weaving sustainability into the fabric of the University

20 November 2019

From removing ruminant meat from its menus to building ‘green’ buildings, the University of Cambridge is weaving sustainability into its very...

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Laboratory experiment of a cross-ventilated room

Wind more effective than cold air at cooling rooms naturally

20 November 2019

The effectiveness of non-mechanical, low-energy methods for moderating temperature and humidity has been evaluated in a series of experiments by...

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