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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Hormone regulates fondness for food

10 August 2007 Scientists have discovered that leptin, one of the key hormones responsible for reducing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness, also controls... Read more

Latest innovations by tech students on show

08 June 2007 A pocket Braille reading tool and a system that holds up speeding motorists are among the latest designs being unveiled by Cambridge University... Read more
Stacks of Clothes

Well dressed?

01 April 2007

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

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Dr Chris Smith

Dr Chris Smith

01 April 2007

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

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UK falling short in cutting carbon emissions

16 February 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... Read more
Niah-Cave, Borneo

Re-thinking the past, present and future

01 February 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 January 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... Read more

Cambridge scientists lay groundwork for safer nuclear waste storage

11 January 2007 Mineral-based waste forms could enable safer, cheaper and more publicly acceptable disposal. Read more

Energy survey reveals gap between attitudes and action

20 December 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... Read more