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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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Qld farmers protest new Great Barrier Reef run-off regulation laws

Fri, 2019-09-20 08:05
Queensland's Parliament has passed contentious new laws forcing farmers to monitor run-off from their properties in an effort to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
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Students skipping classes and exams to join global climate strike

Fri, 2019-09-20 07:52
Thousands of people are expected to attend climate protests today as part of a global day of action inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
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New Red Cross report warns of humanitarian cost of climate change

Fri, 2019-09-20 06:18
Fresh alarm bells are ringing, with a new report warning the humanitarian and financial cost of climate change will balloon unless urgent action is taken.
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Waste not: the value of recycling

Thu, 2019-09-19 17:30
We’re not recovering the value we should from recycling – not even close.
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The Uniting Church encourages School Strike for Climate

Wed, 2019-09-18 17:50
The Uniting Church has publicly backed the School Strike for Climate — a backing which runs counter to the New South Wales Department of Education. How will the church navigate this tension — especially in Uniting Church schools?
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Burning Question: Can you spoil your pet and still be environmentally friendly?

Wed, 2019-09-18 09:46
You love your dog and want it to have a happy life, so often buy it treats to eat and toys to play with. But how can you make sure you’re not causing damage to the planet? And are different types of dogs better suited to particular environments?
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Energy retailers warn against "big stick" divestment legislation

Tue, 2019-09-17 19:06
The Federal Government looks increasingly likely to legislate the big stick it plans to use to force energy retailers to lower their prices.
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Red sky at night... sailors' delight?

Tue, 2019-09-17 11:30
Could a glowing red sunset really foretell the next morning's weather?
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Ongoing drought impacting 'every sector' in regional towns

Tue, 2019-09-17 08:36
As the drought continues to bite, a number of regional towns in New South Wales and Queensland are facing desperate water shortages.
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BCA warns against Government's 'high-risk' energy legislation

Tue, 2019-09-17 08:17
Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott is warning "unintended consequences" may result from the Government's re-framed energy "big stick" legislation.
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Is the Government's 'big stick' energy policy just a "distraction"?

Mon, 2019-09-16 08:05
The competition watchdog says households are paying lower energy bills, following the introduction of federal laws aimed at driving down costs.
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New Government authority established to build dams

Mon, 2019-09-16 07:34
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says at least a dozen dams can be built under the new National Water Grid Authority.
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Land use, climate change and the role of soil

Sun, 2019-09-15 12:05
Farming and soil - how can we get the most out of agricultural land?
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Magic Mushrooms: Can their mycelia give us safer plastic replacements?

Sat, 2019-09-14 12:05
Fungi has some phenomenal uses, and yet WOMADelaide's 'Magic of Mushrooms' panel says it's largely been overlooked as a resource.
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Saving the Ocean, part 2 [re-issue]

Sat, 2019-09-14 05:30
Shark fishing holds a special place in Kiribati culture. But a growth in the market for shark fins in Asia changed the traditional fishing practice. This program is a re-issue from the Off Track archives while Ann takes a short break.
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Sustainable House Day opens the door to Australia's green homes

Fri, 2019-09-13 08:16
This Sunday is Sustainable House Day, with hundreds of people across the country set to open their environmentally friendly homes to show the public how they've achieved sustainable living.
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Northern Murray-Darling Basin at 9 per cent capacity

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:51
Data released by the Murray Darling Basin Authority shows total water storage in the northern basin is dangerously low.
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Protests against highway project continue at sacred tree site in Victoria's west

Wed, 2019-09-11 19:10
The Victorian Government has re-routed its Western Highway Upgrade project to protect the Djab Wurrung sacred trees, but protesters remain.
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Tackling fire risks in tree change regions

Wed, 2019-09-11 09:42
More Australians are ditching the cities in search of a tree change. But those moving beyond the urban fringe face new risks, thanks to bush fires and grass fires. We visit one community dealing with these issues.
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Former Liberal leader urges Coalition to declare a Climate Emergency

Wed, 2019-09-11 07:51
26 local councils, including the City of Sydney, have also recently issued their own climate declarations.
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