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

Green COVID-19 recovery packages can boost economic growth and tackle climate change, researchers say

Researchers find long-term, climate-friendly stimulus policies are often superior in overall economic impact – not just in slowing global warming.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change environment covid-19 coronavirus economics

Women in STEM: Dr Maria Russo

Dr Maria Russo is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry, where she studies the physical and chemical processes at work in the atmosphere. Here, she tells us about the links between climate and air pollution, the excitement of 'blue-skies' research, and achieving work/life balance while raising a family.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 12, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  sustainable-earth  climate-change  climate  atmosphere

New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy storage work, but also how they fail, which will assist in the development of strategies to extend battery lifetimes in support of the transition to a zero-carbon future.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change energy battery imaging

New approaches to help businesses tackle climate change

Climate change could add around 20% to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040, according to early findings from Cambridge researchers, who are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  business  climate  risk

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2020 ~1 min

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

Cambridge researchers advise county council on net zero policy actions

A team of early-career researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with the county council to identify the best ways for Cambridgeshire to reach net zero emissions.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 19, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  engineering  sustainable-earth  climate-change  east-of-england  policy

Cambridge-designed curriculum teaches schoolchildren about water scarcity and climate activism

Students and teachers across India now have free access to a new curriculum on water security and sustainability, co-developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, which incorporates engagement with climate change and climate activism into their lessons.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 17, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: education biodiversity-conservation sustainable-earth climate-change conservation water

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. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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

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