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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.