Cutting down on excess packaging
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Cutting down on excess packaging

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Find out about some of the ways that our reliance on excess packaging can have a negative impact on the environment and what one group of kids is doing to cut down on their use.

Find out about some of the ways that our reliance on excess packaging can have a negative impact on the environment and what one group of kids is doing to cut down on their use.

Software measures benefits of trees
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Software measures benefits of trees

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The University of Adelaide's Jennifer Gardner and Marian McDuie explain how they developed software to measure how much trees contribute to the environment, improving air ...

The University of Adelaide's Jennifer Gardner and Marian McDuie explain how they developed software to measure how much trees contribute to the environment, improving air quality, removing carbon from the atmosphere, and reducing soil erosion.

Celebrating national tree day
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Celebrating national tree day

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A group of students participates in National Tree Day, planting trees in their community while we learn about all the things that trees do for us and why they're more ...

A group of students participates in National Tree Day, planting trees in their community while we learn about all the things that trees do for us and why they're more important than we might realize.

Plants
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Plants

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Miyazaki's Stink Spirit explores human pollution
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Miyazaki's Stink Spirit explores human pollution

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A Stink Spirit - a polluted god, visits the bath house. Chihiro, assisted by the rest of the staff, removes discarded objects and pollution caught in the spirit's side. The ...

A Stink Spirit - a polluted god, visits the bath house. Chihiro, assisted by the rest of the staff, removes discarded objects and pollution caught in the spirit's side. The Stink Spirit turns out to be a beautiful dragon. Miyazaki, describes helping to restore a polluted river as a child and watching it turn back into a clear, habitable ecosystem. The motif explores the damage of human pollution on the environment.

Protecting native species from feral animals
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Protecting native species from feral animals

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Reporter Sowaibah Hanifie reveals how conservationists are using chicken wire structures to give native animals a place to hide from feral animals in the Outback.

Reporter Sowaibah Hanifie reveals how conservationists are using chicken wire structures to give native animals a place to hide from feral animals in the Outback.

The Paris Agreement and climate change
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The Paris Agreement and climate change

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Reporter Matt Holbrook explains what the 2016 Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is and the significance of the US withdrawing ...

Reporter Matt Holbrook explains what the 2016 Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is and the significance of the US withdrawing from the treaty.

What are greenhouses gasses?
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What are greenhouses gasses?

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When people talk about climate change, it can be a bit confusing as far as what that means and what causes it. The main culprit is greenhouse gases, which occur naturally but ...

When people talk about climate change, it can be a bit confusing as far as what that means and what causes it. The main culprit is greenhouse gases, which occur naturally but due to human involvement, a lot more have been released. What are the consequences and how can we reverse them

Risks to koala habitats
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Risks to koala habitats

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Reporter Jack Evans explains how tree clearing and climate change are endangering koalas and what governments are doing to protect their habitat.

Reporter Jack Evans explains how tree clearing and climate change are endangering koalas and what governments are doing to protect their habitat.

An introduction to plate tectonic theory
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An introduction to plate tectonic theory

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Continental drift and sea floor spreading are introduced in this basic history of plate tectonic theory.

Continental drift and sea floor spreading are introduced in this basic history of plate tectonic theory.

Seeds the key to our future
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Seeds the key to our future

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Michael Yeo from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia explains how they're helping protect the state's most vulnerable plant species!

Michael Yeo from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia explains how they're helping protect the state's most vulnerable plant species!

Air quality monitoring stations
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Air quality monitoring stations

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Environment Protection Authority Victoria's Ruth explains how air quality monitoring stations assess pollution levels and why their reports are shared with the public.

Environment Protection Authority Victoria's Ruth explains how air quality monitoring stations assess pollution levels and why their reports are shared with the public.

How plants respond to stimulus
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How plants respond to stimulus

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Plants have cells that trigger different chemicals to determine their response.

Plants have cells that trigger different chemicals to determine their response.

The environmental impact of microplastics
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The environmental impact of microplastics

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Microplastics make up the vast majority of plastic on the planet and they can pose a real threat to ocean life that mistake the little specks of plastic for food. As we ...

Microplastics make up the vast majority of plastic on the planet and they can pose a real threat to ocean life that mistake the little specks of plastic for food. As we discover the effect this can have on the fish and other sea creatures consuming the microplastic, it becomes clear the impact of this pollution is far reaching and we have a responsibility to make some changes.

The cane toad in Australia
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The cane toad in Australia

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The Cane Toad is an introduced animal, meaning that it's not native to Australia, and for this reason it's actually having quite a negative impact on several other animals. ...

The Cane Toad is an introduced animal, meaning that it's not native to Australia, and for this reason it's actually having quite a negative impact on several other animals. Find out how scientists are trying to slow down the negative affects that the cane toad is having on other Australian wildlife.

Deforestation, ecology and care
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Deforestation, ecology and care

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Thomas wakes up to the sound of tractors destroying the neighbouring marsh. Amy refuses to go to school, seeking solace in the marsh instead - a motif for her own life. While ...

Thomas wakes up to the sound of tractors destroying the neighbouring marsh. Amy refuses to go to school, seeking solace in the marsh instead - a motif for her own life. While exploring the damaged environment, Amy finds a nest of abandoned goose eggs. Deciding to care for them, Amy turns a chest of drawers into a makeshift incubator. The next evening, while her father is at a town meeting, Amy finds that the goslings have begun to hatch.

Turning marine debris into art!
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Turning marine debris into art!

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Stacey gives us all another think about what art is, and how to create it! She talks with Christine Holden, an environmental artist who uses only recycled materials in her ...

Stacey gives us all another think about what art is, and how to create it! She talks with Christine Holden, an environmental artist who uses only recycled materials in her work and especially targets marine debris. Items such as fishing nets, fishing line, lures, sinkers, pieces of thong, tennis balls ... as long as it's safe and nontoxic. We feel part of a classroom experience in which Christine has the young students construct a big sea turtle all to promote environmental awareness and fun!

The Great Barrier Reef and climate change
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The Great Barrier Reef and climate change

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The Great Barrier Reef is known for its great beauty and is depicted in films like Finding Nemo full of colourful, vibrant ocean life. As we look towards the future, coral ...

The Great Barrier Reef is known for its great beauty and is depicted in films like Finding Nemo full of colourful, vibrant ocean life. As we look towards the future, coral bleaching and other effects of climate change are a real concern and this video addresses them as well as possible solutions for the future.