School prepared for bushfires
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School prepared for bushfires

Clip from Behind the News

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Behind The News visits a NSW school to learn how they've prepared themselves for bushfire season.

Behind The News visits a NSW school to learn how they've prepared themselves for bushfire season.

How floods are predicted
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How floods are predicted

Clip from Behind The News

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Behind The News investigates how floods happen, how authorities predict them and how the waters are sometimes good for draughtaffected communities.

Behind The News investigates how floods happen, how authorities predict them and how the waters are sometimes good for draughtaffected communities.

The five seasons
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The five seasons

Clip from Gardening Australia

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Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

The source of the Ganges
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The source of the Ganges

Clip from Shaun Micallef's Stairway To Heaven

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Shaun Micallef treks high into the Himalayas to the source of the river Ganges, the source of life in India.

Shaun Micallef treks high into the Himalayas to the source of the river Ganges, the source of life in India.

When 'sleeping' volcanoes erupt
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When 'sleeping' volcanoes erupt

Clip from Behind The News

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After the eruption of dormant volcano Mt Sinabung, Behind The News explains what sleeping volcanoes are, takes a look at Mt Vesuvius, and discusses how difficult it is to ...

After the eruption of dormant volcano Mt Sinabung, Behind The News explains what sleeping volcanoes are, takes a look at Mt Vesuvius, and discusses how difficult it is to predict eruptions.

Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert
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Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Clip from Planet Earth

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David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

Mystery of the whale sharks of the Galapagos
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Mystery of the whale sharks of the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

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Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the ...

Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the islands to give birth. Yet no whale pups have been seen.

The differences between a territory and a state
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The differences between a territory and a state

Clip from Behind the News

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Most people know that the Northern Territory is a territory and not a state (its name gives it away, after all) but what is the difference between a state and a territory ...

Most people know that the Northern Territory is a territory and not a state (its name gives it away, after all) but what is the difference between a state and a territory anyway Find out about those differences and why some people believes it's time for the Northern Territory to become a state.

Seasons and their effect on plants
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Seasons and their effect on plants

Clip from Gardening Australia

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Discover the difference in Australia's seasons to the English seasons in relation to plants

Discover the difference in Australia's seasons to the English seasons in relation to plants

How do earthquakes happen?
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How do earthquakes happen?

Clip from Behind the News

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A massive earthquake in Nepal killed thousands of people and caused a huge amount of damage. But what causes an earthquake? Find out how earthquakes happen.

A massive earthquake in Nepal killed thousands of people and caused a huge amount of damage. But what causes an earthquake? Find out how earthquakes happen.

Returning to school after Cyclone Debbie
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Returning to school after Cyclone Debbie

Clip from Totally Wild

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Stacey Thomson visits Queens Beach State School in Bowen, Queensland, to see how students are helping to replace trees damages in Cyclone Debbie, and teachers explain how they ...

Stacey Thomson visits Queens Beach State School in Bowen, Queensland, to see how students are helping to replace trees damages in Cyclone Debbie, and teachers explain how they ensured school returned to normal after the natural disaster.

A simple solution to pollution from cooking smoke
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A simple solution to pollution from cooking smoke

Clip from The Tipping Points

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With a population of over one billion, serious air pollution and health problems arise from cooking smoke produced in traditional ways in India. A new 'simple stove' is ...

With a population of over one billion, serious air pollution and health problems arise from cooking smoke produced in traditional ways in India. A new 'simple stove' is reducing emissions and giving villagers carbon credits for making the switch to a cleaner way of burning fuel.

Bushfires and cadet volunteer firefighters
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Bushfires and cadet volunteer firefighters

Clip from Behind The News

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Behind The News reveals how firefighters are preparing for bushfire season in Australia, and meets some of the Country Fire Service cadets learning to fight fires.

Behind The News reveals how firefighters are preparing for bushfire season in Australia, and meets some of the Country Fire Service cadets learning to fight fires.

Considerations behind the design of a house
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Considerations behind the design of a house

Clip from For The Juniors: Buildings

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Identifies the reasons behind a house's design from the choice of materials to safety considerations and the need for designs to assist people with disabilities.

Identifies the reasons behind a house's design from the choice of materials to safety considerations and the need for designs to assist people with disabilities.

House building and bricklaying
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House building and bricklaying

Clip from For The Juniors: Buildings

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Looks at the ways in which houses are designed and built, including bricklaying and finishing off.

Looks at the ways in which houses are designed and built, including bricklaying and finishing off.

How energy is extracted from 'clean coal'
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How energy is extracted from 'clean coal'

Clip from Behind the News

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Behind The News examines if coal can produce energy more cleanly and how it compares to other sources of energy, including renewable methods.

Behind The News examines if coal can produce energy more cleanly and how it compares to other sources of energy, including renewable methods.

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)
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How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

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Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new ...

Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new opportunities for all sorts of animals.

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 2)
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How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 2)

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

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Erosion over millions of years inevitably destroys all volcanic islands. Great pieces of the island will submerge, leaving only a ridge of cliff in the ocean. Despite this ...

Erosion over millions of years inevitably destroys all volcanic islands. Great pieces of the island will submerge, leaving only a ridge of cliff in the ocean. Despite this destruction, animals have evolved to live on these dying islands.