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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Dr Carenza Lewis

Dr Carenza Lewis

01 Sep 2007

A passion for communicating the thrill of the dig and for uncovering evidence of lives long gone is what inspires archaeologist Dr Carenza Lewis. Her...

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Peak District

Going feral

01 Sep 2007

Are there any wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Robert Macfarlane has travelled in search of them, reflecting on the meaning of &lsquo...

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Hormone regulates fondness for food

10 Aug 2007

Scientists have discovered that leptin, one of the key hormones responsible for reducing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness, also controls...

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Latest innovations by tech students on show

08 Jun 2007

A pocket Braille reading tool and a system that holds up speeding motorists are among the latest designs being unveiled by Cambridge University...

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Stacks of Clothes

Well dressed?

01 Apr 2007

As clothes become cheaper and fashion becomes 'faster', how are we to balance our consumption with environmental, economic and social sustainability?

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Dr Chris Smith

Dr Chris Smith

01 Apr 2007

Public engagement with science is top of Dr Chris Smith's agenda. His trailblazing approach to making scientific issues interesting, interactive and...

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UK falling short in cutting carbon emissions

16 Feb 2007

Britain will fail to meet even the minimum target for reduced carbon emissions by 2020 if it does not introduce tougher green policies, a conference...

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Niah-Cave, Borneo

Re-thinking the past, present and future

01 Feb 2007

Understanding our biological past is a tricky business. It's like trying to build a jigsaw puzzle when most of the pieces are missing. However...

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Lecture: The Prince of Wales's Business & the Environment Programme

31 Jan 2007

H Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., will be in London today to deliver the London Lecture of The Prince of Wales's Business & the...

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Cambridge scientists lay groundwork for safer nuclear waste storage

11 Jan 2007

Mineral-based waste forms could enable safer, cheaper and more publicly acceptable disposal.

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Energy survey reveals gap between attitudes and action

20 Dec 2006

A new survey of public attitudes towards energy and the environment has shown a clear divergence between people’s views as citizens and their actions...

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Gonville & Caius expands for the 21st century

17 Oct 2006

Gonville & Caius College opened the doors to its brand new student residence and conference centre at 5 West Road this term, marking the most...

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