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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This week we take a look at the battle over bottled water, and drought bites on the supermarket shelf.
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.
Climate and energy advisor Professor Ross Garnaut believes Australia has the potential to become a global energy superpower in a post-carbon world economy.
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?
Regional roads and dozens of councils in drought stricken areas are set to receive hundreds of millions in funds.
The competition watchdog's deputy chair Mick Keogh will be facilitating the ACCC's water market forums that commences tomorrow in Mildura.
Pressure is mounting on the Federal Government to overhaul private health insurance to arrest the "death spiral" experts say the system is locked in.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent heatwaves in Britain has impacted all sorts of crops. Paul Olding describes the effect on his grapes.
Jessica Allen is investigating applying electrolysis to wood. The result is a high-value product, and less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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.
Reese Halter has a novel idea for the offsets of Californian polluters.
Our fear of radiation from modern nuclear plants is unjustified argues Gerry Thomas.
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.
The Prime Minister has signalled a crackdown on environmental protests, which he's framing as a threat to economic security.
The unrelenting drought crisis is causing growing anger and frustration as stakeholders argue over what little water is left the system.