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Girls in STEM

25 February 2020

Girls in STEM Girls in STEM is a student organization dedicated to inspiring women of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands on scientific experiments, talks and more. We recently worked at Cambridge East STEM Day in Ely where we worked...

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Coronavirus: Travel and Health Guidance

12 February 2020

University of Cambridge Information on Coronavirus (Updated 11/2/20 - University of Cambridge website) The University and Colleges are cooperating closely with Public Health England’s Health Protection Team in Cambridge. Public Health England advice on Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) is updated daily at 2pm. Latest...

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Loss of EU Protections Could Imperil UK Hedgehogs

12 February 2020

Britain's Hedgehogs At Risk After Brexit New rules do not contain same level of safeguards as under common agricultural policy. Britain’s hedgehogs could be at greater risk after Brexit because hedges may no longer be protected by agriculture regulations, a report says. Under EU law, hedgerows cannot be cut during the bird...

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The Polar Explorer Using Grime To Break the Ice

12 February 2020

This Cambridge Life: Prem Gill By Charis Goodyear It’s not often someone compares the voices of seals to the sounds of space set to a Grime beat. But when he’s not monitoring seals from space, PhD student Prem Gill is using ‘Seal Grime’ as one way to encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds to take up polar...

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From the Himalayas to the Fens - The Foundation Lecture

12 February 2020

Professor Bhaskar Vira, Fitzwilliam College Fellow, Graduate Tutor and Director of Studies in Geography, gave the 2019 Foundation Lecture ‘From the Himalayas to the Fens: Towards a Political Economy of Environment and Development’ to a packed audience on Thursday evening. The Professor of Political Economy, Head of the...

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Degraded soils mean tropical forests may never fully recover from logging

17 December 2019

Continually logging and re-growing tropical forests to supply timber is reducing the levels of vital nutrients in the soil, which may limit future forest growth and recovery, a new study suggests. This raises concerns about the long-term sustainability of logging in the tropics. “Old-growth tropical forests that have been...

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Ecosystems Overload

12 December 2019

We are laying waste to the biosphere. If we're serious about saving millions of species, then it's our own that must change how it thinks about, lives off and values the planet it inhabits. Read whole article here

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Chemical diversity more important than biodiversity for producing greenhouse gases in lakes.

29 November 2019

Chemical and microbial diversity covary in fresh water to influence ecosystem functioning ( Andrew J. Tanentza p, Department of Plant Sciences). Freshwater lakes have been identified as a potential “ticking time bomb” amid fears greenhouse gases contained in the water could double as a result of climate change, scientists...

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Extent of human encroachment into world’s protected areas revealed

29 October 2019

Largest study yet to compare protected with “matched” unprotected land finds “significantly higher” increases in human pressure – primarily through agriculture – in protected areas across the tropics. "Our study shows that agriculture is the driving force behind threats to protected areas, particularity in the tropics:"...

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Biodiversity-related activities to boost local biodiversity

21 June 2019

The Environment and Energy section is currently looking for members of staff or students in your department who would be interested in running biodiversity-related activities to boost local biodiversity and help promote wellbeing activities within the department. Such events could include, but are not restricted to, nature...

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