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  1. 12 September 2019 - Science Matters

    Why are our rainforests burning?

    Many may think wet, humid rainforests are unburnable, but bushfires in Australia and the Amazon are proving otherwise, warns a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 23 May 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    Facing our environmental crisis head on

    Overconsumption is the single biggest driver behind our environmental crises, and plastic maybe the rallying call we need, says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 10 May 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    What does climate mean for wine?

    University of Melbourne research shows how we can produce the best wine by combining climate predictions and vineyard records to predict for the next vintage.

  4. 3 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    2019 Budget: The Verdict Part 2

    University of Melbourne experts dissect the 2019 Federal Budget, looking at welfare, climate change, refugees, Indigenous Australia, education and research.

  5. 22 November 2018 - Science Matters

    Human evolutionary history takes a rain check

    By dating the rock in between the fossil layers in Africa’s 'Cradle of Humankind' University of Melbourne researchers are shedding new light on our evolution.

  6. 13 October 2018 - Science Matters

    What the past can tell us about the future of climate change

    The high temperatures of the Last Interglacial warmed our climate. Now a study with University of Melbourne finds out what the past can tell us about the future

  7. Podcast24 May 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Solving our climate history puzzle

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts features Joelle Gergis on Australia's climate history, detailed in her book Sunburnt Country.

  8. 21 December 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    What pancake ice tells us about the climate

    At the University of Melbourne, the first fresh-water wave tank of its kind in the world studies how pancake ice forms, telling us more about our climate.

  9. 2 October 2017 - Science Matters

    Written in King Billy’s tree rings: 1700 years of climate history

    University of Melbourne researchers have published a 1700 year tree ring chronology from King Billy pines in Tasmania, offering insights into climate history.

  10. 3 June 2016 - Under the Microscope

    The climate legacies in our lakes

    Dr Michael-Shawn Fletcher works to understand the environmental history of Tasmania and Chile, by using lake cores – what is considered a 'natural archive'.