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  1. 4 May 2017 - Science Matters

    When good animals make bad decisions

    Human impact on the environment is tricking animals into ecological traps, where attractive habitats hide a big risk as University of Melbourne research finds.

  2. 20 April 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Will giving the Himalayas the same rights as people protect their future?

    As the Himalayas are granted the same legal rights as a person, the University of Melbourne looks at what that means for the protection of the environment.

  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. Podcast30 December 2016 - Up Close

    How are birds faring in our cities?

    We chat with two PhD researchers about their work on the impact of city lights on birds, and learning from our digestive systems to build better detergents.

  5. 18 November 2016 - Inside Business

    President Trump: What it means for the world’s economies

    Donald Trump's economic policies could have huge impact on the world – but exactly what that impact will be remains unclear.

  6. 14 October 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Frogs and the City

    Cities can be more than concrete and glass – they can be places that provide space for native animals and plants to thrive, says Dr Kirsten Parris.

  7. 9 September 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Hope and grief for our environmental future

    Head of the School of Geography, Professor Lesley Head talks about taking a new direction in the fight about climate change

  8. 4 September 2016 - Inside Business

    Climate change action unleashes global innovation

    Climate change action makes economic sense. Effective government policies are necessary to motivate business and investors globally.

  9. 25 July 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Building a society that thrives, not just survives

    We need to move beyond the concept of sustainability in relation to the built environment, and think about ways our society can not only survive, but thrive.

  10. Podcast11 July 2016 - The Policy Shop

    Listening to the voices of things

    Making an imaginative leap through art in order to listen to 'things' could be the key to a new politics to deal with the big problems like climate change.