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  1. 1 September 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Lead from ammunition is a threat to everyone's health

    Ammunition is a major source of environmental lead pollution; alternatives could be used to protect Australian wildlife, says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 5 August 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    The impact of air pollution on life expectancy

    A new study led by the University of Melbourne shows how particulate matter in the air is associated with premature deaths, highlighting the need for action.

  3. 14 January 2021 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Reimagining waste

    The NGV Triennial explores how artists, designers, scientists and engineers are working to tackle our over-consumption, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 30 March 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    COVID-19 drop in pollution to be short-lived

    COVID-19’s hit to the global economy is reducing air pollution but the recovery could worsen the environment and emissions, warns University of Melbourne expert

  5. 23 August 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Simulating smog

    Melbournians can try some of the world's dirtiest air at art installation, Pollution Pods; a University of Melbourne expert compares Australia's air pollution.

  6. 30 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Childcare centres and car exhaust: A dangerous mix

    Many Melbourne childcares centres are built close to busy roads, putting children near dangerous vehicle exhaust, University of Melbourne researchers find.

  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. 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.

  10. 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.