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Video Collection: Environmental issues

  • Learning Areas Science
  • Strand/s Science as a human endeavour, Science understanding
  • Year/s 6-10
Environmental issues 14

This collection comprises extracts from ABC news, current affairs and science programs dealing with topical scientific and technological issues confronting the environment. It features the work of Australian scientists in investigating and tackling some of the country's significant environmental issues - climate change, water availability and quality, biodiversity and sustainability.

There are also clips illustrating how scientists in other parts of the world are dealing with similar problems.

  • Video Clip
    Carbon Capture in Germany [2:27]
    Snapshot
    Carbon Capture in Germany
    Network
    ABC Lateline
    Broadcast
    2009
    Summary
    Communities in Germany don't want CO2 storage sites in their backyards, 2009
  • Video Clip
    Cracked Earth [3:12]
    Snapshot
    Cracked Earth
    Network
    ABC Catalyst
    Broadcast
    2008
    Summary
    Researchers look to soil crack dynamics to enhance water conservation, 2008
  • Video Clip
    Drought Science [1:30]
    Snapshot
    Drought Science
    Network
    ABC News
    Broadcast
    2003
    Summary
    Scientists urge city dwellers to subsidise farmers for Landcare, 2003
  • Video Clip
    Fish Disease [1:46]
    Snapshot
    Fish Disease
    Network
    ABC TV
    Broadcast
    2004
    Summary
    Virus threatened Australia's remnant Murray cod population in 2004
  • Video Clip
    Ground Water Segment 1 [2:14]
    Snapshot
    Ground Water Segment 1
    Network
    ABC Catalyst
    Broadcast
    2007
    Summary
    Scientists discuss measures to better manage Australia's groundwater supply, 2007
  • Video Clip
    Ground Water Segment 2 [2:44]
    Snapshot
    Ground Water Segment 2
    Network
    ABC Catalyst
    Broadcast
    2007
    Summary
    Scientists examine the possibility of utilising urban aquifers to store stormwater, 2007
  • Video Clip
    Indigenous Eel Farming [3:27]
    Snapshot
    Indigenous Eel Farming
    Network
    ABC Catalyst
    Broadcast
    2003
    Summary
    Archaeologists help uncover traditional Indigenous eel farms, 2003
  • Video Clip
    Microbats [3:07]
    Snapshot
    Microbats
    Network
    ABC 7.30 Reports
    Broadcast
    2010
    Summary
    Study of microbats living in the suburbs, 2010
  • Video Clip
    Northern Savanna [2:09]
    Snapshot
    Northern Savanna
    Network
    ABC 7.30 Report
    Broadcast
    2007
    Summary
    ANU report finds traditional Indigenous fire regimes benefit biodiversity, 2007
  • Video Clip
    Ocean Signals [1:27]
    Snapshot
    Ocean Signals
    Network
    ABC News
    Broadcast
    1999
    Summary
    Australian scientists head sound wave climate change project, 1999
  • Video Clip
    Tiwi Tidal Power [4:20]
    Snapshot
    Tiwi Tidal Power
    Network
    ABC Quantum
    Broadcast
    1995
    Summary
    Experimental generator trialled for Bathurst Island's Indigenous community, 1995
  • Video Clip
    Traveston Dam Lungfish [2:52]
    Snapshot
    Traveston Dam Lungfish
    Network
    ABC 7.30 Report
    Broadcast
    2006
    Summary
    Species threatened by proposed new dam, 2006
  • Video Clip
    Wine Climate Challenge [1:44]
    Snapshot
    Wine Climate Challenge
    Network
    ABC News 2006
    Broadcast
    2006
    Summary
    New production techniques to help winemakers cope with climate change, 2006
  • Video Clip
    Yangtze Porpoises [2:15]
    Snapshot
    Yangtze Porpoises
    Network
    ABC Catalyst
    Broadcast
    2007
    Summary
    World's only freshwater porpoise under threat, 2007