University of Melbourne

Protecting our coasts naturally

As sea levels rise and coastal communities face the threat of erosion and flooding, coastal defence structures, often built with concrete, have become the norm in many parts of the world.

dateFeb 16, 2018 in Environment
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The threatened species in our urban jungle

If you're like most Australians, chances are you're an urban dweller, and your idea of "city wildlife" probably includes pigeons, seagulls and those big, hairy possums that wander along powerlines and eat your roses.

dateFeb 12, 2018 in Ecology
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How to prevent cities from drying up

In December 2017, Dr Seona Candy drove through the vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley near Cape Town towards the banks of the Sonderend River. In the late 1970s, the waterway was dammed to create the biggest reservoir in ...

dateFeb 07, 2018 in Environment
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