Asthma inhalers ‘as bad for the environment as eating meat’

Reserachers suggest switching to alternative, ‘greener’ inhalers would result in large carbon savings

University of Cambridge slashes emissions with dietary switch-up

The university said its implementation of measures such as removing beef and lamb from the menu in 2016 has had a signficant effect on its carbon footprint

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University of Cambridge accepts calls to further explore divestment options

The move follows increasing concern from staff and students regarding the university’s financial investments in oil, gas and coal businesses

University of Cambridge’s solar project reaches graduation

The university has installed 384kW worth of panels on the roof of its accommodation blocks

Scientists take step forward in solar production of hydrogen

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have used artificial photosynthesis to generate the clean gas

Cambridge Uni’s divestment hunger strikers pack in protest

Three first-year students ended a six-day protest aiming to stop investment in fossil fuels

Cambridge boffins turn biomass into hydrogen

Scientists have developed a way to use sunlight to turn unprocessed biomass into clean hydrogen. The steps to create the new solar fuel are outlined in a research paper from the University of Cambridge, which says the sustainable and relatively cheap process could have significant implications for the future of energy generation. The biomass is suspended in a mixture of catalytic nanoparticles and alkaline […]

Cambridge Uni bans investment in coal, tar sands

The University of Cambridge has blacklisted investments in coal and tar sands companies. In a statement, the institution said it has “no exposure to the most pollutive industries such as thermal coal and tar sands” and “no expectations of having any such exposure in the future”. Its report adds it aims to encourage its fund managers […]

‘Climate risks could hit global investment’

Global investment portfolios could lose up to 45% as a consequence of climate change sentiment. A new report from the University of Cambridge stated investors can’t necessarily protect themselves from most of the unless action on climate change is taken. It added around half of the potential loss could be avoided through portfolio reallocation. It looked at […]

Green homemade petrol from sunlight within decades

Air, water and sun – not just a rejected band name but also apparently the recipe for homemade green petrol. Cambridge researchers say in a matter of decades households could be using sunlight to synthesise their own fuel, using a method that mimics the natural process of photosynthesis. It works by using solar energy to […]