New Crop Science Centre opens in Cambridge

A new Centre in Cambridge, designed to fast-track technologies to sustainably improve farmers’ yields worldwide, was launched today. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 1, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: sustainable-earth global-food-security

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

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 22, 2020 ~3 min

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

Living Planet Report reveals 68% decline in global wildlife populations since 1970

Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have declined by over two-thirds in less than half a century, due in large part to the same

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainable-earth

New insights into lithium-ion battery failure mechanism

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  sustainable-earth  climate-change  energy  battery  lithium-ion-battery

Carbon dioxide ‘pulses’ are a common feature of the carbon cycle

Researchers have found that pulse-like releases of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere are a pervasive feature of the carbon cycle and that they are closely

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change climate carbon-dioxide

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  diet  sustainability  sustainable-earth  conservation

Green energy and better crops: tinted solar panels could boost farm incomes

Researchers have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally-superior crops simultaneously,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainable-earth energy solar-power

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability sustainable-earth vitamin-d nutrition

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

COVID-19 severity associated with increased levels of air pollution in England, preliminary study finds

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have found an association between living in an area of England with high levels of air pollution and the severity of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: infectious-diseases sustainable-earth covid-19 coronavirus pollution

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