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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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

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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Climate change could double greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater ecosystems

18 November 2019

Every drop of fresh water contains thousands of different organic molecules that have previously gone unnoticed. By measuring the diversity of...

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Saving ‘Half-Earth’ for nature would affect over a billion people

18 November 2019

Plans to save biodiversity must take into account the social impacts of conservation if they are to succeed, say University of Cambridge...

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'Upcycling' crowned Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year 2019

05 November 2019

Cambridge Dictionary has named 'upcycling', the activity of making new items out of old or used things, as its Word of the Year 2019. 

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