What ancient pollen tells us about future climate change
Pollen preserved for more than 56 million years reconstructs a major climate transition that caused mass plant migration finds University of Melbourne research.
Our window is closing on a liveable future
The latest UN climate change report finds that in the absence of ambitious action, the worst is yet to come for humanity, say University of Melbourne experts.
Australia given serious health warning on climate change
Research monitoring the health impacts of climate change highlights the global emergency and the threat to Australians, warn University of Melbourne experts.
Purifying water with a simple powder
Drinking water can be made safe by adding a bacteria-killing mineral – brownmillerite – a cheaper alternative to chlorine, says University of Melbourne expert.
Male fertility ‘precariously close’ to climate change extinction limits
University of Melbourne research finds the drop in climate change-related male fertility, mainly in the tropics, may better predict vulnerability to extinction.
What can Australia’s pandemic response teach us about bushfire recovery?
Australia’s governments responded rapidly to COVID-19, but the response to our devastating bushfires suffers by comparison says a University of Melbourne expert
How fast the planet warms will be crucial for liveability
A rapid rise in temperatures under global warming would lead to more extremes compared to keeping warming more gradual say University of Melbourne researchers
Planting trees is no substitute for natural forests
University of Melbourne research finds allowing degraded natural forests to re-grow is a more effective than planting new trees for storing atmospheric carbon.
Climate is warming faster now than last 2000 years
The climate is warming faster now than in the last 2000 years, affecting the whole planet finds new international research including the University of Melbourne
The costs and benefits of a clean economy
As the cost of renewable energy falls, Australia’s transition to clean energy makes sound economic and environmental sense says a University of Melbourne expert