Pollution

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Health & Medicine

Daily decisions can reduce the carbon footprint of our health sector

The Healthcare Carbon Lab aims to reduce carbon emissions in our health sector by measuring carbon-emitting procedures and products, while still delivering quality care

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Health & Medicine

Healthcare has a waste problem, but we can achieve net zero

Climate change is the biggest health issue facing the planet. Healthcare professionals deal with the outcomes, but can also be part of the solution

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Environment

Australia’s electric vehicle future must be priced right

Changing electricity and road use pricing could help deliver the electric vehicle uptake needed for a Net Zero future

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Environment

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Under the Microscope

From diet to climate, our fertility is at risk

A childhood fascination with the family dairy farm led Associate Professor Mark Green to a career in reproductive biology

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Environment

Decarbonising transport for our health

Transforming Australia’s carbon-intensive road transport system can also solve one of our most significant public health challenges

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Health & Medicine

Opening the flood gates at Fukushima

Discharging radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is avoidable, risky and potentially illegal

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Sciences & Technology

Air pollution makes it harder for insects to find food and mates

The impact of air pollution particles on insects is greater than previously thought and may be a driver of global declines in insect populations

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Environment

Exploring the air we breathe

While hay fever sufferers are well aware of the pollen in Melbourne’s air, ongoing research is investigating exactly what other particles we might be breathing

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Health & Medicine

The environmental impact of healthcare

We cannot lead healthy lives if we live in an ailing world and the healthcare sector can do more to help address climate change

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Environment

Clear skies and longer lives

Global COVID-19 pandemic restrictions provided a natural experiment in understanding the relationship between transport and air pollution

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