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  1. 1 August 2018 - Public Affairs

    Why the plastic bag backflip is a bad idea

    Coles supermarket has reversed its ban on plastic bags: University of Melbourne experts explore the impact and what it means for Coles.

  2. 19 July 2018 - Go Figure

    What you need to know about nitrogen pollution

    A new measurement from University of Melbourne researchers could more accurately identify places at risk of damaging levels of nitrogen pollution.

  3. 16 July 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    Taking steps to cut your nitrogen footprint

    New research from University of Melbourne experts has calculated the 'nitrogen footprint' of the University - and come up with the best ways to reduce it.

  4. 24 November 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Are Australia’s roads giving you asthma?

    New University of Melbourne research finds that living near a major road in middle age raises your risk of asthma by about 50% compared with those further away.

  5. 10 November 2017 - Science Matters

    Saving stormwater with a veggie raingarden

    Using stormwater to create a veggie raingarden at home can also help reduce pollution in our waterways, according to University of Melbourne research.

  6. 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

  7. 28 June 2017 - Science Matters

    The common insecticide poisoning our rivers and wetlands

    University of Melbourne research has found a toxic common insecticide, bifenthrin, polluting some of our waterways and wetlands - but where is it coming from?

  8. 25 October 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Making Big Data deliver

    Australia’s AURIN platform is a unique computing resource tmaking sense of the masses of data researchers are increasingly dealing with to solve problems.

  9. 11 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Cleaner safe air needs you!

    Citizen scientists wearing air monitors are key to a big data project aimed at identifying where the bad air is in our cities and driving policy change.

  10. 25 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Cities for healthier lives

    Cities are making us sick but research led by the University of Melbourne and presented to the UN sets out a blueprint for making our cities healthier.