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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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Country Breakfast Features

Sat, 2019-11-09 05:45
This week we take a look at the battle over bottled water, and drought bites on the supermarket shelf.
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A Big Country

Sat, 2019-11-09 05:20
Fishing industry and environmentalists teaming up to revive seagrass meadows; handcrafted 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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Could Australia become a clean energy superpower?

Fri, 2019-11-08 07:05
Climate and energy advisor Professor Ross Garnaut believes Australia has the potential to become a global energy superpower in a post-carbon world economy.
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Will Extinction Rebellion succeed where others have failed?

Thu, 2019-11-07 19:05
Twenty years of climate change campaigning has been a failure. Extinction Rebellion says civil disobedience is the answer. So is it time to take to the streets?
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Drought stricken areas set to receive hundreds of millions in funds

Wed, 2019-11-06 17:35
Regional roads and dozens of councils in drought stricken areas are set to receive hundreds of millions in funds.
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'Price of water too high to sustain a business', Irrigators express frustration

Wed, 2019-11-06 06:41
The competition watchdog's deputy chair Mick Keogh will be facilitating the ACCC's water market forums that commences tomorrow in Mildura.
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Labor calls for private health insurance overhaul

Tue, 2019-11-05 17:15
Pressure is mounting on the Federal Government to overhaul private health insurance to arrest the "death spiral" experts say the system is locked in.
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The hidden health hazards of climate change

Mon, 2019-11-04 21:20
The World Health Organisation has declared climate change to be "the most significant threat of the 21st century." What impact is it having on Australians' health?
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Local and lazy

Mon, 2019-11-04 15:05
Is the 'Shop Local' movement doing more harm than good? Science and data are inextricably linked, but can you have one without the other? Why being lazy or idle is actually good for you and what Indigenous Tasmania's can teach us about looking after the land.
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Hands On: bathroom audit time

Mon, 2019-11-04 08:36
Some of us use a lot of products on our bodies, some don’t. But most of the things we do use are a bit problematic. They take resources to make, they often come in plastic containers, and it can be hard to recycle them at the end of their lives. Also, what on earth is in them? In the latest episode of Hands On, Hilary Harper realises she’ll need to rethink the way she shops and lives if she wants to change this.
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Getting access to affordable childcare and DIY cosmetics

Mon, 2019-11-04 08:05
Families still struggling to find good quality childcare for their kids that's easy for them to use. Hilary learns how to make cosmetics from scratch to save the planet.
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Searching for Doggerland: stones, bones and a world submerged by climate change

Sun, 2019-11-03 16:05
It's there if you look...under the sea. But how would we know? Join Science Friction on a journey into the lost heart of Doggerland.
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British grapes roasted by extreme heat

Sat, 2019-11-02 11:37
Recent heatwaves in Britain has impacted all sorts of crops. Paul Olding describes the effect on his grapes.
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Electrolysis may help pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Sat, 2019-11-02 11:24
Jessica Allen is investigating applying electrolysis to wood. The result is a high-value product, and less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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The University of Newcastle looks at new uni model, new energy options

Sat, 2019-11-02 11:21
Newcastle has a great opportunity to transition from the world’s biggest coal exporting port to one exporting hydrogen. Researchers at The University of Newcastle are looking at how it might be achieved.
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Could California save the Tarkine by leasing it?

Sat, 2019-11-02 11:17
Reese Halter has a novel idea for the offsets of Californian polluters.
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Gerry Thomas questions our fear of nuclear power

Sat, 2019-11-02 11:05
Our fear of radiation from modern nuclear plants is unjustified argues Gerry Thomas.
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Country Breakfast Features

Sat, 2019-11-02 05:45
This week we get an inside tour of the controversial Cubbie Station and we find out why NT hay has been collected and sent to a croc farm.
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PM Flags crackdown on "anarchist" environmental protests

Fri, 2019-11-01 17:15
The Prime Minister has signalled a crackdown on environmental protests, which he's framing as a threat to economic security.
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NSW threatens to walk from Murray Darling Basin plan

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:35
The unrelenting drought crisis is causing growing anger and frustration as stakeholders argue over what little water is left the system.
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