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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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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Expedition finds tallest tree in the Amazon

13 December 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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Women in STEM: Sophia Cooke

12 December 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 December 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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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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