The first expedition to Skull Rock
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The first expedition to Skull Rock

Clip from Coast Australia

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Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.

Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.

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.

Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand
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Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand

Clip from Coast Australia

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Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

How tsunamis are formed and are detected
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How tsunamis are formed and are detected

Clip from The World's Worst Disasters

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Archival footage of a tsunamis hitting land feature in this clip that explains what the giant tidal waves are and how scientists detect them.

Archival footage of a tsunamis hitting land feature in this clip that explains what the giant tidal waves are and how scientists detect them.

Poverty, migration and Jimmy Barnes
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Poverty, migration and Jimmy Barnes

Clip from Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

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Jimmy Barnes explains why his parents relocated their family from Scotland to Australia, revealing the "official" reason as well as the context of poverty, alcohol and ...

Jimmy Barnes explains why his parents relocated their family from Scotland to Australia, revealing the "official" reason as well as the context of poverty, alcohol and violence in which the decision was made.

Glacier lakes and the dangers of them bursting
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Glacier lakes and the dangers of them bursting

Clip from The Tipping Points

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The climate scientists are measuring the thickness of the ice on top of the Himalayan glacier lakes. In this clip we also see some shocking footage of a flood caused by a ...

The climate scientists are measuring the thickness of the ice on top of the Himalayan glacier lakes. In this clip we also see some shocking footage of a flood caused by a glacier lake outburst that killed dozens of villagers with no warning whatsoever. The concern is that climate change may cause more of these devastating floods.

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.

How the 'atmospheric brown cloud' was discovered
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How the 'atmospheric brown cloud' was discovered

Clip from The Tipping Points

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We hear from climate scientists about their astounding discovery of the 'atmospheric brown cloud' in the late 1990s. The scientists used high tech equipment including former ...

We hear from climate scientists about their astounding discovery of the 'atmospheric brown cloud' in the late 1990s. The scientists used high tech equipment including former military drones to prove the existence of this potentially catastrophic phenomenon which is warming the atmosphere while cooling the ocean.

Bernice looks at black carbon in the snow of the Himalayas
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Bernice looks at black carbon in the snow of the Himalayas

Clip from The Tipping Points

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Bernice is shocked to see black specks in the snow of The Himalayas, that has potentially come from sea level industrial pollution.

Bernice is shocked to see black specks in the snow of The Himalayas, that has potentially come from sea level industrial pollution.

Rangers set up feeding stations for possums in fire damaged alpine forests
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Rangers set up feeding stations for possums in fire damaged alpine forests

Clip from Out Of The Ashes

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Park rangers set up feeding stations for endangered Leadbeater's possums following the Victorian black Saturday bushfires. They monitor the animals using night vision cameras, ...

Park rangers set up feeding stations for endangered Leadbeater's possums following the Victorian black Saturday bushfires. They monitor the animals using night vision cameras, with heartening results.

Fraser Island
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Fraser Island

Clip from Australia's Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down the East Australian Current

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Learn how the World Heritage listed Fraser Island came to be the largest sand island in the world. How do the sand dunes change on Fraser Island? Why is the microscopic fungi ...

Learn how the World Heritage listed Fraser Island came to be the largest sand island in the world. How do the sand dunes change on Fraser Island? Why is the microscopic fungi on the sand dunes important to the plants on Fraser Island? Why were thousands of trees logged many years ago on Fraser Island?

Lunar new year tradition
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Lunar new year tradition

Clip from Luke Nguyen's Memories Of Vietnam

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Luke Nguyen shares the Vietnamese lunar new year tradition of floating lanterns down the river to honour one's ancestors and ask for luck and prosperity.

Luke Nguyen shares the Vietnamese lunar new year tradition of floating lanterns down the river to honour one's ancestors and ask for luck and prosperity.

Illegal trade in Sulawesi
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Illegal trade in Sulawesi

Clip from Dateline

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Discover the illegal trade of distinct and protected wildlife butterflies as a part of Sulawesi's extinction business.

Discover the illegal trade of distinct and protected wildlife butterflies as a part of Sulawesi's extinction business.

Land and Sea water cycle
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Land and Sea water cycle

Clip from Australia's Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down the East Australian Current

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Naturalist Neil Hewett describes the symbiotic relationship between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Why is DMS (dimethylsulfide) such an important climate gas?

Naturalist Neil Hewett describes the symbiotic relationship between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Why is DMS (dimethylsulfide) such an important climate gas?

Why mangroves need to be conserved for the future
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Why mangroves need to be conserved for the future

Clip from Totally Wild

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Where are mangroves located? How do they protect the shoreline? What kinds of animals shelter in mangroves? Why are they known as 'coastal kidneys'? How do mangroves improve ...

Where are mangroves located? How do they protect the shoreline? What kinds of animals shelter in mangroves? Why are they known as 'coastal kidneys'? How do mangroves improve ocean water quality? How have mangrove trees adapted to survive changing conditions around them?

Great American Railroad Journeys
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Great American Railroad Journeys: Brooklyn To Montauk

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS August 31, 2016

History

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From Manhattan, Michael follows his Appleton's General Guide east to Long Island. Beginning in Brooklyn, he hears the moving story behind the construction of the world's first ...

From Manhattan, Michael follows his Appleton's General Guide east to Long Island. Beginning in Brooklyn, he hears the moving story behind the construction of the world's first steel suspension bridge high above the East River. He travels through New York City's first subway, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and follows in the footsteps of thousands of early 20th century holiday makers to Coney Island. In East Hampton he discovers home, sweet home, before his journey at the Montauk lighthouse on Long Island's eastern most tip. (S.1 Ep.2) (Class. tba)

Great American Railroad Journeys
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Great American Railroad Journeys: Manassas To Jamestown

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS October 12, 2016

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Michael Portillo arrives in Manassas, Virginia, scene of two crucial battles during the American Civil War. In Fredericksburg, he tries bottling bourbon corn whiskey and ...

Michael Portillo arrives in Manassas, Virginia, scene of two crucial battles during the American Civil War. In Fredericksburg, he tries bottling bourbon corn whiskey and learns how it became the nation's spirit. In Richmond, the ex-politician enjoys a tour of the Virginia state Capitol building, where he hears of the dilemma faced by one of its most famous sons, General Robert E Lee, before donning his dancing shoes for a Cotillion ball. Michael ends his journey in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.

Great American Railroad Journeys
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Great American Railroad Journeys: Wilmington To Baltimore

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS September 28, 2016

History

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Michael Portillo arrives at a milestone on his American journey as he reaches the boundary between the northern and southern states, known as the Mason-Dixon line. Beginning ...

Michael Portillo arrives at a milestone on his American journey as he reaches the boundary between the northern and southern states, known as the Mason-Dixon line. Beginning in Wilmington, North Carolina, he uncovers the history of gunpowder production in Delaware, before heading to Baltimore, where he discovers how the first American steam engine owed a lot to British technology. On the city's east coast, Michael visits the star-shaped Fort McHenry, and learns how the Star-Spangled Banner national anthem was born.