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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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