In one of the few times in its 5,000 year history, the oldest, most populous nation on earth has opened its doors to the rest of the world. In today's China, the economics of feudalism and communism are out, while capitalism is in. Old walls are being torn down, and a futuristic landscape of glass and steel is shooting up in their place.
A machine or filtering system which extracts carbon dioxide from the air and stores it underground could be the holy grail of climate science. Although the idea was first proposed in 1999, scientists have so far failed to demonstrate a scrubber technology that's economic, energy-efficient and that won't cost the Earth. Until now.
The World Debate puts the important questions to representatives from global politics, finance, business, the arts, media and other areas. The panels and contributing audiences discuss topical themes.
Antarctic ice cores reveal climate patterns that help climate scientists understand both the Southern Annular Mode and droughts in southwestern Australia, Mark Horstman reports.
Naturally Australia describes some of the risks to the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, including river runoff and crown of thorns starfish, and the circumstances in which some damage is healthy.
Naturally Australia describes how fishing and tourism brings people to the Great Barrier Reef, and why those industries need to be managed to keep the reef healthy.
This refreshingly honest, optimistic and powerful film provides a fascinating insight into what global warming really means for the future of the world and the pioneering developments which might well alter its course.
This episode investigates the global warming 'backlash' - the intense debate about the reality of man-made global warming that raged during the 1990s and into this century.
In the 70s, the world seemed to be falling apart. From acid rain to overpopulation and resource depletion, ecological concerns were big news. And it was at this time that climate change first became a hot political issue.
World renowned climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer outlines the evidence for global warming.
Tonight, Cathy and Luke get their first taste of the Cape at a house opening ceremony in Aurukun, get their feet wet hunting mudshells in a mosquito-infested swamp, launch a community-built catamaran to explore the wetlands and try not to get burnt to a cinder as they learn how to set fire to country
In tonight's episode Cathy and Luke hunt down sand frogs that drink their own urine and start a fire with nothing but a bit of old wood and some combustible roo poo. Luke puts his new-found confidence to the test on the dance floor and Cathy tries some tongue-twisting rap with the kidz in the hood in Tennant Creek.
Going Bush is back! So roll up your swags, pack your sense of adventure and hit the road with Olympic Champion Cathy Freeman and actor Luke Carroll as the two city clickers embark on a road trip through remote Indigenous Australia.
David Attenborough evaluates the use of levees to resist Hurricane Katrina, examines the changing risk of bushfires in Australia, and reviews ways to control carbon emissions.
The fourth episode of Going Bush is the powerful climax of Catherine and Deborah's four thousand kilometre life-changing journey across the top of Australia. Crossing into Arnhem Land, the biggest Aboriginal reserve in the country, the girls hit the high notes with indigenous rock band Narbelek, discover an isolated community weaving its way to economic success, and sweat out the dust and grime of weeks on the road in the ultimate bush sauna.
The ninth Bible plague meant three days of darkness, nowadays commonly believed to have been caused by a sandstorm. Sandstorms have ravaged the face of the earth for millions of years and transformed entire continents. Grains of sand from deserts are often blown huge distances, carrying with them not only fungi and viruses but also pollutants and environmental toxins. Beijing suffers particularly badly from violent sandstorms and the Chinese government has launched an ambitious program of prevention.
This four-part series looks at what happens when two of Australia's best-known women, Olympic champion Catherine Freeman and actor Deborah Mailman, go bush across the top end of Australia together. The series captures the experiences of these two self-confessed city girls and is a rollicking ride that captures the quintessential tourist experience of outback Indigenous Australia. It is a journey of physical, cultural and personal exploration and not just for Deborah and Catherine.
To punish the Egyptian Pharaoh for enslaving the Israelites and refusing to let them leave, God sent down ten plagues on Egypt. The fourth was the plague of locusts. Hans-Joerg Ferenz of the University of Halle in Germany is researching ways of combating locust plagues and has found, that under certain conditions, solitary locusts develop into swarming locusts.
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