'Upcycling' crowned Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year 2019

Cambridge Dictionary has named 'upcycling', the activity of making new items out of old or used things, as its Word of the Year 2019. 

Cambridge University News | Nov. 5, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: dictionary climate-change recycling sustainable-earth

Opinion: Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss – no country is sufficiently prepared

Two Cambridge risk researchers discuss how national governments are still stuck on "old problems", and run through the things that should be keeping our leaders awake at night. 

Cambridge University News | Nov. 1, 2019 | cambridge
~8 mins   

Tags: risk climate-change pandemic public-policy sustainable-earth artificial-intelligence

Two new Climate Change Master's programmes launched at Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is launching two new climate-focused graduate programmes, exploring the past and potential futures of the interaction between the planet and humanity, to train a new generation of creative and innovative leaders to respond to our most pressing global challenge.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 30, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: climate-change teaching postgraduate-open-day geography

‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 21, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: sustainability energy climate-change sustainable-earth fuel

Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 9, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: energy climate-change advanced-materials sustainable-earth

Vintage film reveals Antarctic glacier melting

Newly available archival film has revealed the eastern ice shelf of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is melting faster than previous estimates, suggesting the shelf may collapse sooner than expected.

Cambridge University News | Sept. 3, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: polar-science antarctic-ice-sheet climate-change sustainable-earth

Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike unless Paris Agreement holds

Study suggests that 7% of global GDP will disappear by 2100 as a result of business-as-usual carbon emissions – including over 10% of incomes in both Canada and the United States.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 19, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: climate-change economics sustainability macroeconomic sustainable-earth

Opinion: Betting on speculative geoengineering may risk an escalating ‘climate debt crisis’

Professor Mike Hulme and Dr Shinichiro Asayama from Cambridge's Department of Geography discuss the climate 'debt crisis' and why geoengineering may make it worse, in this article originally published on The Conversation.

Cambridge University News | July 18, 2019 | cambridge
~8 mins   

Tags: sustainability climate-change spotlight-on-sustainable-earth sustainable-earth energy

Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of tropical birds may be relatively recent arrivals in their equatorial homes.

Cambridge University News | June 10, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: climate-change evolution animal birds palaeoclimatology spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation

Amount of carbon stored in forests reduced as climate warms

Accelerated tree growth caused by a warming climate does not necessarily translate into enhanced carbon storage, an international study suggests.

Cambridge University News | May 15, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: tree-rings spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment environment carbon climate-change

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