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 discus...

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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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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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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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50 Million Years Under the Sea

A scientific odyssey devoted to one of the natural world's great survivors, the coral reef - animal survivors unchanged after 50 million years under the sea. The journey begins in a fossil mine in th...

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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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