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.

An extra vegetarian option cuts meat consumption without denting food sales

01 October 2019

First major study on “nudging” people towards sustainable diets shows replacing a meat or fish dish with another veggie option in college cafeterias dramatically increases herbivorous dining.

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

10 June 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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Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2019 now open for entries

28 May 2019

Entries are now open for the sixth Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards, supporting and celebrating inspirational young people from all over the...

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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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Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes

16 May 2019

Washable, wearable ‘batteries’: based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics, have been developed by...

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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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