The testimony of trees: how volcanic eruptions shaped 2000 years of world history

Researchers have shown that over the past two thousand years, volcanoes have played a larger role in natural temperature variability than previously thought,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: climate-change tree-rings volcano trees

Tree rings show scale of Arctic pollution is worse than previously thought

The largest-ever study of tree rings from Norilsk in the Russian Arctic has shown that the direct and indirect effects of industrial pollution in the region

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change environment pollution ecology trees arctic

Whittle Lab research key for accelerating the development of zero-carbon flight, says Prince of Wales

Yesterday HRH The Prince of Wales gave the opening address to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Turbo Expo conference, the largest annual conference

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: engineering sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change climate aviation

New insights into lithium-ion battery failure mechanism

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  sustainable-earth  climate-change  energy  battery  lithium-ion-battery

Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  energy  fuel  carbon-dioxide  photosynthesis

Abrupt changes in Earth’s past climate occurred synchronously

A study from the Universities of Cambridge and Melbourne has found that the onset of past climate changes was synchronous over an area extending from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change climate

Carbon dioxide ‘pulses’ are a common feature of the carbon cycle

Researchers have found that pulse-like releases of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere are a pervasive feature of the carbon cycle and that they are closely

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change climate carbon-dioxide

Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: advanced-materials climate-change solar-cells energy

Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US – all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback loops,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change conservation covid-19

Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 metres per day

The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 metres per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid than the satellite-derived retreat rates observed today, new research has found.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change polar-science antarctic-ice-sheet antarctic ocean

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