3D printed corals could improve bioenergy and help coral reefs

Researchers have designed bionic 3D-printed corals that could help energy production and coral reef research.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: advanced-materials environment biodiversity coral

The climate crisis: towards zero carbon

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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Feb. 26, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: cities sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change energy environment conservation biodiversity carbon policy

Dr Jane Goodall on the environment: "My greatest hope is our young people"

In a new film released as part of Cambridge University’s focus on Sustainable Earth, Dr Jane Goodall DBE talks about the environmental crisis and her reasons for hope. 

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Jan. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  sustainability  sustainable-earth  climate-change  environment  conservation  biodiversity

Women in STEM: Flora Donald

Flora Donald is a PhD candidate who splits her time between the Department of Plant Sciences and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Here, she tells us about growing up in a family of gardeners, her research on conserving the native UK juniper, and her love of the Scottish Highlands. 

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Dec. 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  biodiversity-conservation  sustainable-earth  conservation  biodiversity  forest

Women in STEM: Sophia Cooke

Sophia Cooke is a PhD candidate in the Department of Zoology, and a member of King's College. Here, she tells us about splitting her time between Cambridge and Galápagos, why working in the David Attenborough Building is so special, and how a little room in Norfolk with no wifi helped build her confidence as a researcher.  

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Dec. 12, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  biodiversity-conservation  sustainable-earth  conservation  biodiversity

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

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

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Nov. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity spotlight-on-sustainable-earth spotlight-on-conservation

Sir David Attenborough: "Our planet hangs in the balance"

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change environment conservation biodiversity spotlight-on-sustainable-earth

Researchers obtain first ever underwater ultrasound scans of wild reef manta rays

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Manta Trust has successfully scanned a pregnant wild reef manta ray underwater to obtain clear ultrasound images of her foetus, using the world’s first contactless underwater ultrasound scanner.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: fertility environment biodiversity spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation manta-ray

Species ‘hotspots’ created by immigrant influx or evolutionary speed depending on climate

New research reveals that biodiversity ‘hotspots’ in the tropics produced new species at faster rates over the last 25 million years, but those in temperate regions are instead full of migrant species that likely sought refuge from shifting and cooling climates.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: evolution biodiversity spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation mammals birds

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