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The University of Melbourne has today launched a world first “living laboratory” on the streets of Carlton and Fitzroy to research high-tech solutions to ease road congestion and enhance safety.

The University of Melbourne will be carbon neutral before 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity by 2021 and will now report annually on the institution’s sustainability impact and performance. 

CO2CRC Limited and The University of Melbourne will today open new $7.56 million emissions reduction laboratories aimed at providing clean, efficient and cost-effective energy for Australia.

New research published today in the journal Scientific Reports has revealed for the first time that half of the world’s farmed fish have hearing loss due to a deformity of the earbone.

In a first for an Australian university, the University of Melbourne has today released a Sustainability Charter that outlines the institution’s principles and commitments to sustainability across all organisational activities.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed the announcement of a $9.1 million loan from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which will go towards a number of energy reduction and generation projects.

Renowned Victorian climate scientist Professor David Karoly is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Royal Society of Victoria's Medal for Scientific Excellence in the category of Earth Sciences. A Professor of Atmospheric Science from the School of Earth Sciences within the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Science, Professor Karoly's acclaimed career has placed him ahead of a very strong field of nominees.

Appetite for Change, a report prepared by leading climate scientists David Karoly and Richard Eckard at the University of Melbourne, reveals the impact that shifting rainfall patterns, extreme weather, warming oceans, and climate-related diseases will have on the production, quality and cost of Australia’s food in the future.

The University of Melbourne’s newest building, Melbourne School of Design, to house the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning has been launched today.

Cars can travel approximately 10 times further than public transport in 20 minutes, a report undertaken by the University of Melbourne has found.

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