Manufacturer eyes zero waste wind turbine blades by 2030

LM Wind Power aims to send no excess manufacturing materials to landfills without energy recovery

Government launches scheme to address greenwashing in food industry

The project aims to standardise environmental metrics for food businesses

Climate change has altered the size of human bodies, researchers suggest

They found colder and harsher climates drove the evolution of larger body sizes while warmer climates led to smaller bodies

Cambridge dons’ EV delight

University of Cambridge has the highest percentage of electric vehicles in its fleet, according to a new report

Plastics – an eight-legged solution

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a ‘vegan spider silk’ that could provide a clean alternative to single-use plastics

Howzat? Bamboo cricket bats are more sustainable, researchers say

University of Cambridge research shows bats made from bamboo offer a better ‘sweet spot’ compared to conventional willow ones

Wireless device makes carbon-neutral fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

The breakthrough technology is believed to be a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis and quicker production of clean fuels

Could tinted solar panels boost crop yields and farms’ incomes?

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have demonstrated the use of such solar panels to generate electricity and produce ‘nutritionally-superior’ crops simultaneously

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