Environment and Natural History

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...

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Catalyst - Earth on Fire

Over the past decade, there has been an alarming surge in large, uncontrollable fires across the world. We live in a time when mega-fires are reshaping landscapes in ways unprecedented in human...

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The Kiwai - Dugong hunters of Daru

The Dugong is a rare and endangered sea animal. Neither seal nor whale, but something like the marine equivalent of a cow, it is central to the lives of the Kiwai, a group of seafarers and fishermen...

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Quantum - The Ghosts of Riversleigh

On Riversleigh station in northwest Queensland a major palaeontological discovery has been made. The fossil deposits discovered in the area provide a window into time, 15 million years ago, and...

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Reptilian Battleground

For most of the year Crab Island, off Australia’s north coast seems like a piece of paradise. But from early May, dark forces are unleashed, as the players in a remarkable drama begin to show up. No-...

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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...

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The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator

In the depths of Australias Southern Ocean a Great White Shark is savagely attacked by a far larger mystery predator. An electronic tracking device attached to its fin records a high-speed underwater...

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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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