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Queensland land-clearing plan gets go-ahead

Queensland land-clearing plan gets go-ahead | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
A controversial plan to allow Queensland farmers to clear their own land as they see fit is a rubber stamp from reality.
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Sandbag strategy leaves beach's future living on the edge

Sandbag strategy leaves beach's future living on the edge | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Emergency work to prevent further coastal erosion at the northern NSW town of Kingscliff has been stalled by red tape.
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This article is about homes having to place sandbags in order to stop erosion 

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Alouise Somera's curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:07 PM

Erosion problems concerning a NSW coast have resulted in emergency methods used to temporarily rectify the situation.

An ecological dimension would be the way people are responding to this issue, seeking a temporary solution to this problem by using sandbags to combat erosion.

A spatial dimension is why the issue exists in such a location. Erosion exists specifically in coastal areas as besides typical natural processes such as storm events eroding the coast, sped-up climate change has resulted in rising sea levels which cause such erosion.

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Villagers fear mine would destroy town

Villagers fear mine would destroy town | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
A PROPOSAL to mine through a bushland ridge that buffers a Hunter Valley village from an open-cut coal pit has become a test of planning laws that force developers to ''offset'' their environmental destruction by conserving other sensitive land.
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This article is about a country town fearing that a mine will destroy the town

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Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times

Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Sydneysiders endured 37 days of high air pollution last year, with air quality breaching national standards on 19 days, says the NSW opposition.
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Water management a disgrace, says Henry

Water management a disgrace, says Henry | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Australia's record on water management has been a disgrace, Treasury secretary Ken Henry says in a scathing critique of the nation's environmental bungles.

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Monique's curator insight, July 23, 2013 7:50 PM

This article is from the treasury secretary Ken Henry, who says that "Water management on this driest inhabited continent has been a disgrace." Ken Henry says many things about this topic, such as the loss of species, water resources and hardwood forests.

Alouise Somera's curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:02 PM

Water management in Australia has been poorly-handled, resulting in severe environmental repurcussions such as the loss of species, water resources and hardwood forests.

An ecological dimension would be how people are responding to this issue, as the majority of the Australian public remain ignorant or oblivious to the true impact of such an urgent and pressing environmental issue.

A spatial dimension would be the scale of this issue, being nation-wide and rather enormous as it has eradicated entire species, hardwood forests as well as destroyed valuable water resources.

Hannah Rizzo's curator insight, July 28, 2013 6:13 PM

This article discusses water management within Australia, which has been dealt with inaadequatley and resulted in massive environmental destruction, due to practices such as fishing, farming, hunting and forestry. The issues discussed in this article reflect both the ecological and spatial dimensions of Australian water management, and highlight society's tendency to ignore problems such as these often until it's too late.  

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Sea of rubbish threatens marine life

Sea of rubbish threatens marine life | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
A sea of rubbish the size of South Australia is threatening to become one of the great ecological disasters of our time, an environmentalist says.
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Urban growth takes heavy toll on native animals

Urban growth takes heavy toll on native animals | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Eight koalas have been hit by cars in the past month near the town of Gisborne, 10 kilometres north-west of the Melbourne boundary.
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This article is about urban growth that takes a heavy toll on native animals
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