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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It's a jungle out there

New post to spearhead research into saving biological diversity

13 October 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 September 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. Read more
Oriental white backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis)

Endangered vultures at risk from tainted cows

21 August 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 August 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 June 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... Read more
View from a tower at St John's

£3.8 million gift for Conservation Biology

24 March 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 February 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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