Plastic: the new fantastic?

On World Environment Day, hear how Cambridge researchers are working towards eliminating plastic waste and making best use of one of the most successful materials ever invented.

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

Tags:  sustainable-earth  environment  plastic  waste  circular-economy

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

3D printed corals could improve bioenergy and help coral reefs

Researchers have designed bionic 3D-printed corals that could help energy production and coral reef research.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: advanced-materials environment biodiversity coral

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

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

Smog-eating graphene composite reduces atmospheric pollution

An international group of scientists, including from the University of Cambridge, have developed a graphene composite that can ‘eat’ common atmospheric pollutants, and could be used as a coating on pavements or buildings.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials graphene environment pollution

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 • cambridge
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: engineering innovation sustainable-earth climate-change energy environment aircraft 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 • cambridge
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

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

Women in STEM: Fiona Llewellyn Beard

Fiona Llewellyn Beard is a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences, where she studies salt marshes and how they store huge amounts of carbon. Here, she tells us about how a childhood love of mud pies led to her current research, her love of the outdoors, and how everything in the environment is interconnected. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 28, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  sustainable-earth  environment  conservation

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 • cambridge
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

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

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