Earth and Environmental Science

Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals

Geoffrey Robertson, QC, hosts and orchestrates a series of discussions on social issues, using a "hypothetical" format - i.e., an imaginary situation is created, and a selected panel of experts discus...

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Australia: The Time Travellers Guide

Of all continents on Earth, none preserve the story of the formation of our planet and the evolution of life quite like Australia. Nowhere else can you simply jump in a car and travel back through the...

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Foreign Correspondent - Coming Home: Combat Doctor

Part 1 It was supposed to be a quick news assignment. The war correspondent calls into a busy combat hospital, meets the boss and aims her camera as he and his team go about their work. But what follo...

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Catalyst - Don't Panic (Surviving Extremes)

Two Australian families are hit by a Category 3 tropical cyclone and a catastrophic bushfire. Are they ready? ... And are you? What would you do if a natural disaster was heading for you? Would you...

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Four Corners - Gas Leak!

The coal seam gas industry promotes itself as a cleaner carbon-fuel alternative; but how do we know this is true? Until now much of the information used to back this claim has come from the industry i...

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Smarty Plants

This documentary explodes the myth that plants merely sit around and do nothing. Taking a light-hearted approach to serious science, this film explores the behaviour of plants across the world...

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Ten Bucks a Litre

Dick Smith, self proclaimed single biggest individual fuel user in Australia, goes in search of the energy options that will decide Australia's future. Some of our most serious global worries revolve...

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Quantum - Cells From Hell

In February 2000, an international team of biologists met in Hobart, Tasmania to discuss what they believe is a global crisis - the sudden appearance of strange marine micro-organisms capable of poiso...

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Four Corners - Koala Crunch Time

Ask any visitor to Australia what they'd like to do and they'll probably tell you they'd love to cuddle a koala. If they go to a wildlife reserve they might get their wish but out in the wild, finding...

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Catalyst - Plastic Oceans

In our throw away world a plastic bag outlives it's usefulness after around fifteen minutes. A plastic bottle might last a little longer, party balloons a whole occasion. But the ocean likes to hang o...

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