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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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Healthy oceans - a lifeline for the Pacific

Tue, 2019-09-10 20:05
On their own communities in the Pacific can’t protect their ocean from overfishing, pollution and coastal erosion. It’s a global problem and doesn’t only affect the environment on a big scale, but also the economy.
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Warringah MP Zali Steggall calls for independent body to oversee emissions reduction

Tue, 2019-09-10 18:15
As bushfires continue to rage across Queensland and New South Wales, a new survey has found 81 per cent of Australians are worried climate change is worsening natural disasters.
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Warringhah MP Zali Steggall calls for independent body to oversee emissions reduction

Tue, 2019-09-10 18:15
As bushfires continue to rage across Queensland and New South Wales, a new survey has found 81% of Australians are worried climate change is worsening natural disasters.
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Acting Queensland Premier Jackie Trad on the state's fire crisis

Tue, 2019-09-10 18:06
Jackie Tradd spoke to RN Drive after touring evacuation centres around Noosa.
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Are water rights hoarders and investors inflating the water market?

Tue, 2019-09-10 08:15
The Morrison Government has asked the ACCC to investigate allegations investors are hoarding water rights at the expense of farmers, as the east coast drought continues to ravage farming communities.
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Dryness, winds critical factors in 'surprising' severity of bushfires

Tue, 2019-09-10 07:35
Hundreds of firefighters have worked through the night battling bushfires in NSW and Qld, as experts warn Australia must brace for more severe weather events.
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4 of 5 Australians feeling climate change impact now, research shows

Tue, 2019-09-10 06:51
New research is showing the overwhelming majority of Australians believe that global man-made warming is resulting in more extreme weather events, such as bushfires, droughts and flooding.
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Using forest therapy to restore the person and the landscape

Mon, 2019-09-09 09:26
Bush Connections mixes nature therapy with land conservation techniques to build lasting benefits for people with disabilities, whilst restoring the hidden gem of Greswell Forest.
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Nature and the brain, the restorative power of natural places, Backflip and work-life balance

Mon, 2019-09-09 09:05
Being outdoors may make you healthier, using nature therapy to benefit people with disabilities, how to prioritise your health when you’ve got your dream job.
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Early bushfires 'an omen of things to come': Richard di Natale

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:05
Greens leader Richard Di Natale joins RN Breakfast to discuss the recent bushfires in NSW and Queensland, saying the link to climate change is clear.
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Bushfires blaze through NSW and Qld, destroying more than 20 homes

Mon, 2019-09-09 07:34
Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Services David Littleproud speaks on the more than 100 bushfires that burned over the weekend in NSW and Queensland.
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Report into Barwon-Darling system sparks row with NSW Water Minister

Mon, 2019-09-09 06:35
A controversial report into the Barwon-Darling river system has warned the system is heading for collapse unless more is done to protect low-flow water from extraction and drought.
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Country Breakfast Features 7th September

Sat, 2019-09-07 06:45
This week we hear some straight-shooting from the Murray-Darling Basin's top cop; and meat without the moo - the future of food, and the role of meat and plant-based alternatives.
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Rural News Highlights 7th September

Sat, 2019-09-07 06:05
Farmers warn of looming food price spikes this summer and zoo elephants chomp down on pineapple plants
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Saving the Ocean, part 1 [re-issue]

Sat, 2019-09-07 05:30
Few places on earth are as exposed to the ocean as Kiribati; a chain of 32 islands spread across 3.5 million square km in the East Pacific. This program is a re-issue from the Off Track archives while Ann takes a short break.
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Australia has already met its renewable energy target, but challenges remain

Fri, 2019-09-06 08:05
AEMO's chief executive speaks on the challenges posed by the rush to develop new solar and wind projects, as Australia meets its renewable energy target ahead of schedule.
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Australia 'on track' to meet Renewable Energy Target

Wed, 2019-09-04 07:43
Clean Energy Council CEO Kane Thornton discusses Australia's Renewable Energy Target.
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Saving Australia's endangered mammals

Tue, 2019-09-03 20:05
Our unique mammals are on the endangered list. Their habitats are consumed by expanding cities and destroyed by tree clearing and climate change. There's also an increased risk of disease. Join the scientists on a mission to save them.
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First national Landcare Youth Summit announced in Wentworth, NSW

Tue, 2019-09-03 19:06
Commemorations were held today where, 30 years ago, Prime Minister Bob Hawke launched Landcare at the junction of the Murray and Darling rivers.
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Climate change declared a 'health emergency'

Tue, 2019-09-03 08:15
The Australian Medical Association says the evidence is clear – climate change will increase mortality rates and even lead to worse mental-health.
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