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  1. 23 March 2017 - Science Matters

    Managing bushfires for safety and biodiversity

    Forest fires destroy but also create habitats, forcing forest managers into a tricky balancing act. Fire researchers are now developing models to help them.

  2. 14 March 2017 - Design

    Why apartments are failing the heat stress test

    Most of Melbourne's apartments would fail international building health standards during a heatwave, and Australian building standards don't cover heat stress.

  3. Podcast27 January 2017 - Up Close

    Global warming’s companion crisis

    Environmental physicist Mark Sutton on how our fast-growing 'nitrogen footprint' from agriculture and industry is threatening our health.

  4. 5 January 2017 - Science Matters

    A woody meadow in the heart of the city

    A unique research project by the Universities of Melbourne and Sheffield aims to grow urban woody meadows that are as tough as they are beautiful.

  5. 5 December 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Nitrogen pollution: Forgotten element of climate change

    Carbon dioxide is the headline greenhouse gas, but to mitigate climate change, we will need to tackle nitrogen emissions with technology, policy and our diet.

  6. 29 October 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Turning any water into drinking water

    A portable treatment plant the size of a shipping container could offer hope to communities without access to clean water.

  7. 29 October 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Digital Vineyards

    Drones will one day help Australian farms think for themselves: living, breathing self-sufficient pieces of land.

  8. 29 October 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Food that does not waste water

    Automated watering systems and in-ground sensors are helping farmers produce more crops by using less water, sometimes by half.

  9. 29 October 2016 - Science Matters

    Growing greener cities

    Planting gardens on office buildings will reduce inner-city temperatures and create energy savings – and improve workers’ moods.

  10. 11 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Cleaner safe air needs you!

    Citizen scientists wearing air monitors are key to a big data project aimed at identifying where the bad air is in our cities and driving policy change.