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
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
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.
Planning for climate extremes in global farming
A new study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that climate extremes, like heatwaves and droughts, are impacting on the food we get from global crops.
Our last best chance to stop runaway climate change
Following the COP24 conference on climate change, University of Melbourne expert Don Henry says Australia needs to lead when it comes to cutting emissions.
How do aerosols help our atmosphere clean itself?
University of Melbourne researchers are using the AIRBOX, a unique shipboard laboratory, to measure climate change in Antarctica's pristine air and waters.
Building cities for a changing climate
Our cities are responsible for most of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions; University of Melbourne research identifies the barriers to building sustainably.
Who’s running late for the Paris Agreement?
University of Melbourne research asks whether to limit global warming - countries should lower their emissions’ target to meet their climate change commitments.