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  1. 29 August 2017 - Science Matters

    Isolating mercury to protect food chains

    A new technique co-developed by a University of Melbourne academic isolates different forms of mercury based on their risk to the food chain and the environment

  2. 23 August 2017 - Science Matters

    The power of recycled poo

    A study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that animal poo does a better job than synthetic fertilisers for many crops and reduces nitrogen pollution.

  3. Podcast10 August 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Newell’s Renewal

    We visit Newells Paddock in Melbourne's inner west where delegates from the Ecocity 2017 World Summit are planting shrubs to rehabilitate the industrial site.

  4. Podcast30 June 2017 - Up Close

    Embracing the finite

    Ecologist Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources.

  5. 30 June 2017 - Science Matters

    The human fingerprint on Europe’s recent heat

    University of Melbourne climate modelling shows the June 2017 heatwave in Western Europe can likely be attributed to human-influenced climate change.

  6. Podcast16 June 2017 - Up Close

    Rivers as persons

    Environmental law researchers Erin O’Donnell and Julia Talbot-Jones discuss recent moves to give legal personhood to rivers in India, New Zealand and elsewhere.

  7. 5 June 2017 - Design

    Trump’s political climate

    Trump's announcement the US is pulling out of the Paris Accord may be a blow for climate action, but others remain committed, says the University of Melbourne.

  8. Podcast1 June 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Unexpected outcome in bagging area

    Environmental psychologist Wouter Portinga visited the University of Melbourne to discuss how the plastic bag tax in the UK radically changed consumer habits.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.