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Melbourne fires threaten homes

Melbourne fires threaten homes | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
ONE home has been destroyed and another damaged in out-of-control grassfires in Melbourne's northern suburbs.
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Twitter / Fascinatingpics: Great Barrier Reef, Australia. ...

RT @Fascinatingpics: Great Barrier Reef, Australia. http://t.co/3cIMNsFj
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World's eyes will be on Waterloo as wind turbines go on trial

World's eyes will be on Waterloo as wind turbines go on trial | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
THE ghosts of Waterloo, the absent residents who have fled their homes in rural South Australia to escape strange ailments they blame on wind turbines, have risen to haunt Big Wind.
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January shatters Australian heat records

January shatters Australian heat records | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Last month was not just the hottest January on record for Australia – it was also the hottest for any month, smashing peaks that had stood since January 1932.
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No end in sight to the devastation

No end in sight to the devastation | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
THE devastation caused by the cyclonic weather will continue for days, with thousands of homes inundated, entire communities isolated and the possibility that Brisbane could run out of drinking water.
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Gallery: Sea Foam Covers Roads in Alexander Headland, Queensland

Gallery: Sea Foam Covers Roads in Alexander Headland, Queensland | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Alexander Headland, in Queensland, Australia, has been covered in sea foam - blocking the Beach Parade to traffic and the doorways of many of the residents.
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Australian town covered in foam

Australian town covered in foam | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Wild weather in the Australian state of Queensland has led to a small town becoming covered in foam whipped up by rough seas.
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Floods Kill 4, Force Thousands From Their Homes In Eastern Australia

Floods Kill 4, Force Thousands From Their Homes In Eastern Australia | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Widespread flooding in eastern Australia caused by torrential rains forced thousands of people from their homes and communities on Tuesday (January 29).
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NSW braces for strong winds, rain

NSW braces for strong winds, rain | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
SOUTHERN NSW is being told to prepare for driving rain and 100km winds as ex-tropical cyclone Oswald spark evacuations in the state's north.
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Bundaberg braces for flood, Brisbane on alert as ex-cyclone Oswald pound Queensland

Bundaberg braces for flood, Brisbane on alert as ex-cyclone Oswald pound Queensland | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
NORTH Bundaberg is being evacuated after the Burnett River broke its banks.
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Flood fears for 1600 homes in Moreton Bay

UP to 1600 homes in the coastal Moreton Bay region, north of Brisbane, are in danger of being inundated by a Saturday morning storm tide, authorities have warned.
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Trillions of dollars worth of oil found in Australian outback - Telegraph

Trillions of dollars worth of oil found in Australian outback  - Telegraph | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Up to 233 billion barrels of oil has been discovered in the Australian outback that could be worth trillions of dollars, in a find that could turn the region into a new Saudi Arabia.
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Bushfires spark another catastrophe declaration in Australia | Canadian Underwriter

Bushfires spark another catastrophe declaration in Australia | Canadian Underwriter | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Extensive damage caused by ongoing bushfires prompted the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) to formally declare as catastrophes the region around Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungle National Park in northern New South Wales.
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Monster mine madness

Monster mine madness | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Australia has no shortage of big mines. But a new monster coal mine moving through the planning process in Queensland is set to dwarf all others.
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Caitlyn Scott's curator insight, June 20, 1:36 AM
With this mine being quiet a hot topic in the media lately due to its large scale and possible environmental impact, it lends itself to being the perfect stimulus for a senior geography assignment. Although the article itself is not a ICT-integrated but due to being a Greenpeace written piece, there are many ways in which to collaborate with them to engage students and have them active with the organisation. It lends itself to getting students to look at the importance of environmental management and the impacts such large scale operations like this one has on our country. It is an open ended question, students my agree and disagree with the statements made within it but the important part is that students have the opportunity to justify their reasoning's with data and that they can be passionate and expressive about it. Environmental impact is a large issue within Australia at the moment and getting students to look at a project like this links to a social problem that may in the future effect them. 
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In Australia: Wind Power Already Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, Solar Is Right Behind | The Energy Collective

In Australia: Wind Power Already Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, Solar Is Right Behind | The Energy Collective | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Electricity from wind power can now be supplied more cheaply in Australia than power from either coal or natural gas — and solar and other forms of renewable energy aren’t far behind.
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Renewables now cheaper than coal and gas in Australia

Renewables now cheaper than coal and gas in Australia | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
New analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance concludes that renewables are already cheaper than new build coal and gas in Australia, and gas may not even be needed. Wind is cheaper now, solar PV ...
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Australian government pledges to protect Great Barrier Reef

Australian government pledges to protect Great Barrier Reef | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Unesco warned last year that the World Heritage Site could be listed as 'in danger if there was no progress by 1 February
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WATCH: Car Emerges From Sea Foam

WATCH: Car Emerges From Sea Foam | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
If you like foam parties, then we suggest you head to Australia's Sunshine Coast right now. Because they're swamped in the stuff.
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Citrus growers devastated by Queensland floods

Citrus growers devastated by Queensland floods | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
QUEENSLAND citrus growers have suffered losses of hundreds of millions of dollars, with some orchards entirely wiped out by flooding, one grower says.
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Cotton Outlook Seen Improving in Australia After Floods, Rains - Bloomberg

Cotton Outlook Seen Improving in Australia After Floods, Rains - Bloomberg | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Cotton Outlook Seen Improving in Australia After Floods, Rains Bloomberg Flooding and heavy rainfall caused by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald that may damage some cotton crops in Australia, the world's fourth-biggest shipper, will boost production in...
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Grafton evacuated as river peaks

Grafton evacuated as river peaks | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
MORE than 2500 people around Grafton in northern NSW have been ordered to evacuate their homes amid fears that river peaks may cause record flooding and inundate properties.
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Weather warnings as Oswald hits NSW

Weather warnings as Oswald hits NSW | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
FLASH flooding, heavy rains and destructive winds are set to intensify in NSW, as wild weather attached to ex-cyclone Oswald isolates almost 2000 people in the state's north.
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Tornadoes hit Queensland coastal towns

Tornadoes hit Queensland coastal towns | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
A SERIES of mini-tornadoes has hit central Queensland injuring at least 17 people, casuing vast property damage and causing Gladstone to be declared a disaster zone.
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Australia adds new colour to temperature maps as heat soars

Australia adds new colour to temperature maps as heat soars | Australian Environment | Scoop.it
Damian Carrington: Forecast temperatures are so extreme that the Bureau of Meteorology has had to add a new colour to its scale.
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