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 | Feb. 19, 2020 | cambridge
~9 mins   

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

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 | Jan. 17, 2020 | cambridge
~3 mins   

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

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 | Jan. 14, 2020 | cambridge
~5 mins   

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

Opinion: Why and how to debate climate change

What's the best way to debate a problem as big and complex as climate change? In his new book, Professor Mike Hulme from the Department of Geography argues that students need to develop their own well-informed position on the difficult questions raised by climate change without being told what to think.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 16, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: climate-change teaching

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 4, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: sustainable-earth environment aircraft energy innovation engineering climate-change carbon-emissions

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 4, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: sustainable-earth environment aircraft energy innovation engineering climate-change carbon-emissions

Wind more effective than cold air at cooling rooms naturally

The effectiveness of non-mechanical, low-energy methods for moderating temperature and humidity has been evaluated in a series of experiments by researchers from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 20, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: heating cooling cities sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change engineering

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 | Nov. 18, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

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

'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

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