International relations scholar Assoc Prof Kevin P. Gallagher examines the growing influence in Latin America of a resource-hungry China, and the benefits and risks resulting from Chinese economic activity in the region. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.
Atmospheric chemist Dr Robyn Schofield discusses how industrial pollution makes its way to the pristine Antarctic continent, and explains the chemistry behind the resulting annual mercury deposition events. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.
Biogeochemist Dr John Moreau and botanist Dr Augustine Doronila discuss how contaminated mining sites can be rehabilitated with the help of a biological approach using plants and bacteria. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.
Senior climate impact researcher Dr. Malte Meinshausen explains how climate change is modeled, and estimates the effect of timely mitigation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Fisheries scientists Dr Tim Dempster and Dr Reg Watson discuss the pressures on wild fish stocks and debate the role of aquaculture in feeding an increasingly populous world. With science host Dr Dyani Lewis.
Geneticist Dr Andrew Weeks and animal behaviourist Dr Michael Magrath discuss diverse ways of dealing with threatened animal populations. Australia's Mountain Pygmy Possum is one such endangered species for which a combination of genetic and breeding solutions are being tried. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.