Whittle Lab research key for accelerating the development of zero-carbon flight, says Prince of Wales

Yesterday HRH The Prince of Wales gave the opening address to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Turbo Expo conference, the largest annual conference

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Sept. 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: engineering sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change climate aviation

Cambridge takes major role in initiative to help solve UK ‘productivity puzzle’

The University is to be a key partner in a new national effort to boost British productivity, bringing together expertise to tackle questions of job creation,

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Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  sustainability  economy  productivity

Adding a metre between meals boosts vegetarian appeal – study

Researchers have identified the optimal dish positions to help “nudge” diners into picking more planet-friendly meals in cafeterias.

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Aug. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  diet  sustainability  sustainable-earth  conservation

Scientists supercharge shellfish to tackle vitamin deficiency in humans

Cambridge scientists have developed a new way to fortify shellfish to tackle human nutrient deficiencies which cause severe health problems across the world.

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July 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability sustainable-earth vitamin-d nutrition

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.

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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. 

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Jan. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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

Women in STEM: Dr Jenny Zhang

Dr Jenny Zhang is a group leader and BBSRC David Phillips Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, where she is re-wiring photosynthesis to generate renewable fuels. Here, she tells us about why she switched from cancer research to sustainability, how her Fellowship programme is helping her develop leadership skills, and why eggs in her childhood home would regularly go missing.

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Dec. 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  sustainability  sustainable-earth  energy  fuel  solar

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.

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Nov. 20, 2019 ~5 min

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

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.

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Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

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

Virtual investment experiment indicates informed consumers choose sustainable funds even with reduced returns

A new study has shown that when given clear social and environmental performance data, consumers display an appetite for sustainable investment, even with lower returns.

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Oct. 22, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: finance sustainability sustainable-earth investing

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