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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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Sweden divests Australian bonds over climate inaction

Tue, 2019-11-19 05:50
Per Bolund, Sweden's Financial Markets Minister, speaks with RN Breakfast over the nation's decision to sell of bonds from Australia due to concerns over lack of climate action.
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Smoke haze across NSW prompts health warnings

Tue, 2019-11-19 05:12
NSW Health is warning people with health conditions in the state to be vigilant this morning, as smoke from over 50 fires across the state is reducing air quality to very poor.
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East and up

Mon, 2019-11-18 15:05
Is there a connection between the Belt and Road Initiative and debt diplomacy in the Pacific? What is India's Act East Policy and is there a bamboo ceiling in Australia? Could CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?
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Country Breakfast Features

Sat, 2019-11-16 05:45
This week we find out how people are coping in the aftermath of fire; and what's worrying farmers about water in the southern Murray-Darling basin?
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Karajarri calling

Sat, 2019-11-16 04:30
Over the course of the week, three pairs of shoes bite the dust, soles detached from uppers in the 45 degree heat, one microphone's glue melts and there are about a billion bush flies drinking from sweaty backs. But despite the heat, Karajarri country has a draw towards it stronger than the pull of the sun.
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Climate Change: How does one shift the dial in a national conversation?

Fri, 2019-11-15 05:50
A group of Mayors from fire-stricken communities in NSW and QLD have issued a statement this morning, urging the Government to acknowledge the link between climate change and bushfires.
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Federal Govt to decide on new radioactive waste storage facility next year

Fri, 2019-11-15 05:35
Australia's 40-year search for a site for a national radioactive waste storage facility could be coming to an end.
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Labor backs calls for an overhaul of bushfire management

Thu, 2019-11-14 17:15
23 former fire and emergency chiefs have spoken out, saying the Government has ignored the potential for climate change to supercharge extreme weather events like fires, floods and cyclones.
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'Climate change is supercharging our bushfire situation': Greg Mullins

Thu, 2019-11-14 06:35
A coalition of 23 former fire and emergency services chiefs will meet with the Federal Government next month demanding more support for firefighters and are calling for the Government to phase out fossil fuels.
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Greens MP Adam Bandt points to role of climate change in fire crisis

Tue, 2019-11-12 05:35
While residents in bushfire-affected areas in Qld and NSW count their losses, politicians have exchanged fire on the role climate change is playing in this crisis.
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Now is the time to talk about climate change: former RFS chief Phil Koperberg

Mon, 2019-11-11 17:43
Phil Koperberg is signed up to the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action group, which is campaigning for action to tackle climate change and prepare for worsening extreme weather.
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Reviving seagrass meadows and the gift of a handcrafted guitar brings hope

Mon, 2019-11-11 10:30
Fishing industry and environmentalists teaming up to restore seagrass; special guitar helping with healing after tragic accident; Irish farming couple embrace 'gap year' down under; why singing to your baby brings benefits for all.
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A history of drinking water

Mon, 2019-11-11 08:06
How much do you think about where your water is from when you get a glass to drink or turn on the tap in the bathroom? It's so easy for us to access water, but it hasn't always been that way. And, many parts of the country are in the grips of drought right now and doing it really tough. From pulling water up from wells to filtered water from a tap, what can we learn by looking back at history?
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Drinking water through the ages and season two of The Fitzroy Diaries

Mon, 2019-11-11 08:05
What the history of clean water tells us about our society and award-winning audio fiction, The Fitzroy Diaries, back for a second season.
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National Recycling Week: plastic, paper waste exports to be banned

Mon, 2019-11-11 07:36
Waste Reduction Minister Trevor Evans on the federal-state agreement to ban the export of plastic waste by 2022.
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'Grim' outlook in NSW mid-north coast as bushfires continue

Mon, 2019-11-11 07:11
NSW Mid-Coast mayor Claire Pontin joins RN Breakfast to discuss the bushfire emergency.
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Qantas plans zero net carbon emissions by 2050

Mon, 2019-11-11 06:46
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce discusses the airline's newly announced plans to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Wild spirituality for a warming world

Sun, 2019-11-10 05:05
Scientists tell us we are in the middle of a climate crisis. There are many contributing factors, but could our theology be partly to blame? Guest host Justine Toh and the God Forbid panel explore the wild world of eco-spirituality.
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Birds threatened by rapid climate change

Sat, 2019-11-09 11:38
Climate is changing so rapidly, that many tropical birds may be unable to track suitable habitats. Those with restricted geographic distributions will likely go extinct.
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How to build affection for city rivers

Sat, 2019-11-09 11:19
For infrastructure they say build it, and the people will come. For rivers, it’s clean it and the people will come.
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