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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High flying academics

10 Feb 2020

Cambridge University has committed to dramatically reducing its carbon footprint. But making a meaningful difference will involve tackling the...

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New book shows how to build a more flood resilient future

04 Feb 2020

We urgently need to adapt our built and natural environment to be more flood resilient in the face of climate change, a new book shows.

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Prince of Wales launches new UK centre for low-carbon aviation

28 Jan 2020

The Prince of Wales today launched the National Centre for Propulsion and Power during a visit to the University of Cambridge. Based at the world...

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The "stop doing stupid stuff" approach to sustainable manufacturing

22 Jan 2020

Around 90% of the resources we process to create goods are not reaching the person for whom they are made. How can we make manufacturing more...

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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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