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

Sowing seeds for timber skyscrapers can rewind the carbon footprint of the concrete industry

28 June 2019

The Centre for Natural Material Innovation exhibited their proposals for timber skyscrapers at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition.

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Amount of carbon stored in forests reduced as climate warms

15 May 2019

Accelerated tree growth caused by a warming climate does not necessarily translate into enhanced carbon storage, an international study suggests...

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Changing the world, one café at a time

01 May 2019

Not far from the mystical temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia sits a café, set up with support from the University of Cambridge, that...

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Researchers obtain first ever underwater ultrasound scans of wild reef manta rays

30 April 2019

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Manta Trust has successfully scanned a pregnant wild reef manta ray underwater to...

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Rapid melting of the world’s largest ice shelf linked to solar heat in the ocean

29 April 2019

An international team of scientists has found part of the world’s largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average...

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Air-conditioning units

Green material for refrigeration identified

18 April 2019

Researchers from the UK and Spain have identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting gases used in most...

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A farmer with a conservationist in Montana, USA

Conservationists share ‘core aims’ but clash over ways forward, study finds

09 April 2019

Research reveals rifts within global movement – from economic approaches to protected areas – while confirming support for aims underpinning it...

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Sea Change

22 March 2019

The coast is an intrinsic part of British identity – and perhaps nowhere is it more at risk than in the East of England. Cambridge researchers are...

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Green tech startups see boost in patents and investment when partnering with government – study

18 March 2019

Collaboration between government and startups could help meet the climate challenge while growing small businesses. Findings could inform...

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Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale

12 March 2019

A recent University of Cambridge spin-out company, Paragraf, has started producing graphene – a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick – at...

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