Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.

Cambridge University News
March 23, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins

Tags: climate energy electricity transport

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
March 12, 2020 | cambridge

~3 mins

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

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
March 2, 2020 | cambridge

~6 mins

Tags: battery energy imaging climate-change sustainable-earth

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
Feb. 26, 2020 | cambridge

~4 mins

Tags: climate-change risk climate business

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
Feb. 26, 2020 | cambridge

~1 mins

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

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