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The Science Show and Ockham's Razor have always brought us commentary on the environment and climate change. Now Off Track takes us out to feel the breeze. Special features can also be found on Background Briefing and our other current affairs regulars: Breakfast, RN Drive, and the weekend Extras.
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How scientists are using sound to check the health of wetlands

8 hours 40 min ago
In a world-first, frog and bird calls are being recorded all year round to measure the health of wetlands in the region.
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Record high temperatures soar across the country

10 hours 54 min ago
From Western Australia, through to South Australia and the country's southeast states, the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting record high temperatures will continue today and over the coming days.
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Governments slow to respond to national waste crisis, peak body says

Tue, 2019-01-15 06:48
"We're just not getting that government support consistently across Australia to get those market changes we need."
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Greg French: reflections from the natural world

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:25
What can spending time in nature in search of wild trout teach us about ourselves, our mates and our relationship with the environment?
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US shutdown has heavy impact on country's national parks

Mon, 2019-01-14 07:36
Conservation groups say garbage has been left uncollected and natural resources have been damaged by unsupervised tourists.
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The Long Now: what will life be like in 10,000 years?

Sun, 2019-01-13 12:05
If a clock ticks for 10,000 years will anybody be there to hear it? Long term thinking...come on...let's do this.
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When Jamie fell in love with the mountains

Sat, 2019-01-12 12:05
Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick has been crawling across lawns for more than 70 years, it's just that this one is on the top of a mountain and is full of plants from the cretaceous.[Repeat]
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Historian Grace Karskens

Sat, 2019-01-12 06:45
Historian Grace Karskens on reconnecting the early history of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River with the landscape.
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Greens call for Federal Royal Commission into Murray-Darling Basin

Fri, 2019-01-11 06:37
"This isn't about drought. This is about cotton, about corruption, and about climate change. While the National Liberal Party have their head in the sand on all three of these issues, this system is not going to be fixed."
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Murray-Darling Basin Authority blames historic water mismanagement, drought for Murray river fish kill

Fri, 2019-01-11 05:49
"The problem with the fish kills is we're trying to turn around 100 years of over allocation. You don't do that over night."
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Explosion in beekeeping gives hope to Australia's dying bees

Fri, 2019-01-11 05:35
Bees are starving, hives are dying and honey production is well down across parts of south-eastern Australia.
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Algae - a new sustainable resource

Thu, 2019-01-10 19:05
Algae is the new ‘green gold'. On Big Ideas, an expert panel describes the potential of algae as a game-changing sustainable resource for numerous industries.
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Who is to blame for the Murray River fish kill?

Thu, 2019-01-10 07:13
Anger at state and federal authorities over the death of up to one million fish in the Murray-Darling river system continues to boil over.
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A million fish die in Murray-Darling Basin

Wed, 2019-01-09 06:39
The NSW Government is blaming drought and blue-algae bloom but locals say it's due to the poor management of the river system.
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Bluebottles sting more than 5000 Queensland beachgoers in one weekend

Tue, 2019-01-08 07:36
The unprecedented wave of stings brings the number of people caught by the so-called "jellyfish armada" that's struck the state since the start of December to more than 22,000.
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Messing about on the River Murray and a FIFO miner turns chicken farmer

Mon, 2019-01-07 10:30
Meet the people who call the River Murray home; a FIFO miner turns chicken farmer; Peter Jones is Orford's very own rainman; and we visit a daylily farm.
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How the rhino horn trade could help protect wild rhinos

Mon, 2019-01-07 07:15
China announced its plan to reverse a 25-year-ban on the trade of Rhino horns and tiger bones just over two-months ago.
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Cockatoo wail, fledge or fail

Sat, 2019-01-05 12:05
The wailing calls of the red-tailed black cockatoos that live in Australia's South East are being used to help change the future for the failing species.[Repeat]
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Deep Time Dreaming

Sat, 2019-01-05 07:45
A new book recounts developments in Aboriginal archaeology, and the insights that have emerged about ancient Australia.
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River Dreams

Sat, 2019-01-05 07:30
The Cooks River is a tributary of Botany Bay in the south-east of Sydney. A new book traces the rivers history, by its environmental history.
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