7:10 Fallen Flying Foxes

On 4 January 2014, Australia experienced one of its greatest animal die-offs ever, over 45,500 flying foxes in southeast Queensland – with Dr Justin Welbergen from Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment.

Flying Foxes
Left: Heat relief: on hot days, flying foxes - like this grey-headed flying fox - dip their bellies into water to cool down. Nick Edards, CC BY-NC-ND
Middle: Clusters of dead flying foxes were found in and around colonies throughout southeast Queensland this summer. Justin Welbergen
Right: A flying fox orphaned after its parents succumbed to heat stress. Paisley Hadley

Impacts of extreme heat events on flying-foxes - Royal Society paper
Killer climate - Tens of thousands of flying foxes dead in a day
Thermographic video of heat stressed flying-foxes - YouTube

7:30 At the Movies

Films and movie business with Simon Morris.

8:15 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.

8:40 Science - Computer Science

Prof. Mark Apperley from University of Waikato tweezers out the silicon chips to expose how computers switch us on... cloud computing.

9:06 Our Changing World

Science and environment news from New Zealand and the world.

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11:06 The Music Mix

Nick Atkinson presents a contemporary music magazine with interviews and music from New Zealand and overseas artists, coverage of new releases, tours, live sessions, music festivals and events.