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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It's a jungle out there

New post to spearhead research into saving biological diversity

13 Oct 2006

A ground-breaking professorship that will unify research into how to tackle the Earth’s waning biological diversity is to be created at the...

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Coastal communities face greater threat of flooding due to land reclamation

01 Sep 2006

Seafront communities are being left wide open to the risk of flooding because of the loss of coastal ecosystems, a Cambridge academic has warned.

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Oriental white backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis)

Endangered vultures at risk from tainted cows

21 Aug 2006

Asian vultures are at risk of lethal kidney failure if they feed from carcasses of a cow that died after treatment with the anti-inflammatory drug...

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Coral Reef at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade

04 Aug 2006

Researchers are calling for tighter controls on the live reef fish trade, a growing threat to coral reefs, in letters to the international journal...

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Uncovering the future of Helium

13 Jun 2006

The UK’s biggest provider of Helium is joining forces with a major user and Cambridge academics to sponsor a three year research project, the results...

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View from a tower at St John's

£3.8 million gift for Conservation Biology

24 Mar 2006

The Lisbet Rausing Charitable Fund has provided £3.8 million to endow in perpetuity a professorship in Conservation Biology at the University of...

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Zebra Mussels

‘Sugar-coated pill’ helps the medicine go down

02 Feb 2006

Cambridge scientists have discovered a solution for controlling one of the world’s biggest environmental and ecological pests – the zebra mussel.

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