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  1. 26 February 2020 - Design

    Curving concrete’s carbon footprint

    In a bid to reduce waste while achieving great design, University of Melbourne researchers have developed an adjustable frame for casting curved concrete panels

  2. Podcast19 February 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Renewing Democracy in a time of environmental crisis

    Social researcher and author Dr Rebecca Huntley says renewing democracy is critical to dealing with climate change since we have little trust in our politicians

  3. 18 February 2020 - Science Matters

    The wicked risks of biosecurity

    As our world becomes increasingly connected, we need to manage the risk of introduced pests via targeted biosecurity efforts say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 27 December 2019 - Science Matters

    How you can help scientists monitor our beaches

    A new project called CoastSnap calls on citizen-scientists to help University of Melbourne researchers monitor our beaches as they change.

  5. 25 October 2019 - Humanities

    Canada’s first climate change election

    Canada's left-leaning parties made big promises on climate change during the election; a University of Melbourne expert says this may lead to real change.

  6. 21 October 2019 - Science Matters

    Getting revegetation right with genetics

    Revegetation programs need to include plants with a varied genetic background for long-term success, finds new research including the University of Melbourne.

  7. 3 July 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Mimicking nature’s own plastic

    Amino acid polypeptides are nature's own plastic and University of Melbourne researchers are aiming to chemically mimic nature to make fully compostable plastic

  8. 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

  9. 13 May 2019 - Science Matters

    The cost of climate (in)action

    Will any major parties' climate policies help Australia meet its Paris commitments, and what is the cost of inaction? A University of Melbourne expert explains.

  10. 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.