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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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Sydney teenager invents plastic alternative

Fri, 2019-11-01 05:35
Scientists are struggling to figure out what to do with the mountains of plastic that are polluting the environment but Angelina Arora might have found a solution.
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Grid reliability promises and a panel appointed to lower emissions

Wed, 2019-10-30 17:35
The Federal Government announced today it will establish a $1 billion Grid Reliability Fund to improve the reliability and stability of the electricity network.
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Emissions panel convenes to examine new ways to meet targets

Wed, 2019-10-30 06:35
The Federal Government will today announce a $1 billion fund for new energy generation projects in order to help make the grid more reliable.
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Naomi Klein on the Green New Deal

Tue, 2019-10-29 21:40
Naomi Klein has been calling for radical action on climate for years, could the Green New Deal make that happen?
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Clashes between police and protesters outside Melbourne mining conference

Tue, 2019-10-29 17:15
There were extraordinary scenes in Melbourne on Tuesday, with clashes between protesters and police outside an international mining conference.
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Focus on jobs as Labor Leader Anthony Albanese delivers headland speech

Tue, 2019-10-29 17:06
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has delivered the first of a series of headland policy speeches, putting the party's post-election focus squarely on jobs.
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Australia's biggest class action over PFAS land contamination

Tue, 2019-10-29 16:30
Up to 40,000 people across Australia will seek compensation from the Commonwealth over land contamination from chemicals leached from Defence Department bases into nearby properties and waterways. Residents and businesses claim the contamination has left them trapped in devalued properties with water they can't drink or land they can't fully use. It will be the largest ever open class action in Australia.
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The Bomb Lobby

Tue, 2019-10-29 10:05
In the late 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, Australia made a brief but audacious bid to enter the nuclear arms race, by manufacturing a bomb
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Leeton Mayor calls for more equity in 'broken' system as drought drags on

Tue, 2019-10-29 07:37
Leeton Shire Mayor Paul Maytom speaks with RN Breakfast on the need for a long-term plan on drought, linking drought policy and water reform to future climate change.
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Govt to review environmental laws as scientists warn of extinction crisis

Tue, 2019-10-29 06:45
The Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley will today announce a review of the nation's environmental laws, as conservation scientists warn of an "extinction crisis".
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George Seddon: environmental pioneer

Mon, 2019-10-28 21:40
Remembering George Seddon, an extraordinary polymath who radically rethought our relationship with the environment.
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Fake and fighting

Mon, 2019-10-28 15:05
Might we be to blame for the rise and rise of misinformation or fake news? How can effectively stop or slow down climate change? It won't be at the supermarket but it may be at the ballot box. What happened when Indonesia proposed a no sex for unmarried couples rule? Is putting up your dukes better than picking up a gun?
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Conservation scientists warn of 'alarming' decline in biodiversity in open letter to Government

Mon, 2019-10-28 07:06
More than 240 conservation scientists have penned an open letter to the Prime Minister warning of 'alarming' declines in biodiversity across Australia.
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UNSW celebrates 70 years

Sat, 2019-10-26 11:05
Dean of Science Emma Johnston laments at the unsustainable nature of the world we’ve created.
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Country Breakfast Features

Sat, 2019-10-26 05:45
This week we take a lesson from school of the air, and ask how much would you pay for rain?
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Rural News Highlights

Sat, 2019-10-26 05:05
Agriculture in the firing line of Senate Estimates, Government receives advice on drought policy, Investigations follow release of northern Basin flow report and Kimberley town breaks a world record.
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Tiny crayfish out of water

Sat, 2019-10-26 04:30
It's only as big as a tea bag, plays dead if you pick it up, and landowners don't even know they have an endangered animal in their backyard.
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Origin Energy boss calls for national energy policy to boost investment into new technologies

Fri, 2019-10-25 06:53
The chief of one of Australia's biggest energy companies will today call for a national energy policy to help boost investment in batteries, pumped hydro and gas plants.
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Remote WA community taken off grid and supplied with renewable energy

Fri, 2019-10-25 05:52
A West Australian community has become the first in Australia to be taken off the grid and supplied with renewable energy by the Horizon Power company.
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Science Minister Karen Andrews on putting humans on Mars

Wed, 2019-10-23 07:05
Science Minister Karen Andrews joins RN Breakfast to speak on NASA's plans to put a human on Mars, and ideas for Australia's struggling recycling industry.
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