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Coronavirus and Conservation – An Interdisciplinary Conversation

26 May 2020

Coronavirus and Conservation: An Interdisciplinary Conversation Charlotte Milbank , Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate. Geography and Epidemiology. Lucy Goodman , Geography and Land Economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked strong debates within the global conservation community. In particular, the COVID-19 has created...

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Forest Microclimate Dynamics Drive Plant Responses to Warming

15 May 2020

Treetops Protect Forest Life from Global Warming The forest canopy mitigates peak summer temperatures for the understorey. When that shade disappears, the organisms living there suffer. The cooling leaf canopy protects forest organisms from extreme temperatures and has a significant influence on their adaptation to global...

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Free Online Eco-Seminars for Cambridgeshire and the World

28 April 2020

Free Online Eco-Seminars for Cambridgeshire and the World Cambridge Schools Eco-Council is organising a mini-series of free 60 minute Online Eco-Seminars to raise awareness of key sustainability challenges and solutions, while schools have been forced online in many countries. Children, students, families and members of...

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Keeping the Kids Entertained

28 April 2020

Here are some more ideas for things to do at home with the children while schools are closed. One of FFI’s major partners, Ol Pejeta Conservancy has launched a competition – The Art of Survival- calling on the world’s children to take part and raise money for wildlife and the environment. Through artwork or writing, they...

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Active Coping Calendar

27 April 2020

Active Coping Calendar - April This Active Coping Calendar has daily actions for April 2020 to help us look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together. Please find an Active Coping Calendar which was recently posted on the University's Wellbeing Advocates Network. One action for each day of April...

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Mammal Mapper

27 April 2020

Mammal Mapper The Mammal Society have an app you can use to record, identify and track mammals. Most UK mammals are poorly recorded so all data is important, even if it's just the mice in your garden! Most wild mammals, including rabbits and iconic species like hedgehogs and mountain hares, are very poorly monitored. This...

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Swift Bird Conservation Project

27 April 2020

Swift Bird Conservation Project Swifts take incredible migration journeys each year, but sadly they’re in trouble, with breeding numbers plummeting. Why are their breeding numbers plummeting? We believe loss of nest sites is at least partly responsible. These migrant birds return from their wintering grounds in Africa to...

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Thinking Like a Human: COVID-19 and Conservation

23 April 2020

Thinking Like a Human: COVID-19 and Conservation By Bill Adams These are strange, scary and fascinating times. Watching the COVID-19 pandemic grow throws us into the fantastical world of films or games . It brings disaster close to home, and to the people we know and love. Courage, altruism, ignorance and fear are all on...

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Higher Air Pollution Could Be Linked to More Coronavirus Deaths

23 April 2020

Higher air pollution could be linked to increased coronavirus deaths, according to a new Cambridge Study Article by Harry Gold Though most people with COVID-19 only develop a mild illness, some patients go on to develop severe respiratory conditions, and scientists are trying to work out why some sufferers are more at risk...

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Cambridge University Press Reveals Carbon Neutrality Targets

23 April 2020

Cambridge University Press Reveals Carbon Neutrality Targets By Benedicte Page Cambridge University Press has said it is on track to be 100% carbon neutral in the UK by 2022, both as regards to its own direct emissions and indirection emissions from the generation of the energy it purchases (so-called Scope 1 and Scope 2...

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