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Challenges that are experienced by Australia's physical and human environments
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EU referendum: The result in maps and charts - BBC News

EU referendum: The result in maps and charts - BBC News | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?
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The obscenity of a plastic ocean - k.corcoran@ssc.nsw.edu.au - Santa Sabina College Mail

The obscenity of a plastic ocean - k.corcoran@ssc.nsw.edu.au - Santa Sabina College Mail | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
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Great Barrier Reef report in: time to make polluters pay

Great Barrier Reef report in: time to make polluters pay | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it

Last week, the Australian and Queensland governments released a reef report card which found the overall condition of the reef in 2010-2011 was “poor”.


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Climate change to harm all forms of marine life, study says

Climate change to harm all forms of marine life, study says | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Rising levels of carbon dioxide are harming all forms of marine life because the oceans are acidifying as they absorb the gas, German researchers found.
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gina lockton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 5:55 AM

Biophysical and Contemporary Issues - a good read

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Great Barrier Reef report: it's time to make polluters pay

Last week, the Australian and Queensland governments released a reef report card which found the overall condition of the reef in 2010-2011 was “poor”.
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gina lockton's curator insight, July 17, 2013 12:37 AM

Biophysical - an interesting read for a Great Barrier Reef Case Study

BraydenJulietteGeo's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:02 PM

Great article for human environment interaction about australias harmful farming that is killing the Great Barrier Reef . I chose this for human environment interaction under area and geography because it the people in Australia are interacting with their environment through harming. But because we are farming with to many chemicals it is running off into the Australian Great Barrier Reef , which is affecting our environment.

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Australia: 23 million and counting - The Age - The Age

Australia: 23 million and counting - The Age - The Age | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
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Australia: 23 million and counting - The Age
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What is known is our annual population growth rate of 1.7 per cent - 1048 people per day, or the equivalent of a new Gold Coast every 19 months - is the fastest of any OECD country.
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BraydenJulietteGeo's curator insight, October 2, 2013 12:59 PM

Cool video and article under "social" that explains how Australia is one of the fastest growing populations in the world . I put this under social because the video talks about the different people who live their, and their LIFESTYLES such as being Christian or living in major cities or outback.

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[New post] In stunning decision, Britain votes to leave the E.U. - k.corcoran@ssc.nsw.edu.au - Santa Sabina College Mail

[New post] In stunning decision, Britain votes to leave the E.U. - k.corcoran@ssc.nsw.edu.au - Santa Sabina College Mail | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
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Crimes against the environment: the silent victim of warfare

Crimes against the environment: the silent victim of warfare | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Acts perpetrated during the course of warfare have, through the ages, led to significant environmental destruction.
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We all know and admire the Haka ... so why not one of our own?

We all know and admire the Haka ... so why not one of our own? | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
While AFL player Adam Goodes polarised Australians by performing an Indigenous war dance, New Zealanders unite in celebration of the Haka. The difference in approach to Indigenous culture is telling.
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Conflict of interest threatens Great Barrier Reef

Conflict of interest threatens Great Barrier Reef | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
As the Great Barrier Reef battles to keep its World Heritage listing, evidence suggests its board hasn't followed advice to ban port developments and now there are questions being asked about the connections of some boardmembers.

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Great Barrier Reef now rated 'poor'

Great Barrier Reef now rated 'poor' | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
The health of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded to "poor" as the government quietly pushed some of the pollution targets that were supposed to be achieved this year back five years.
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Outline the spatial and ecological dimensions of this issue.

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Maddie Forrester's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:45 PM

This is very sad. I recently visited the Great Barrier Reef with my family, it was my first time and honestly I thought it was amazing. However, my mum commented on the fact that the difference between when she visited it as child and now is immense. She noted that the colour of the coral had diminished significantly and the amount of fish is far less. The captain of the ship we travelled to the reef on did say that among other things the petrol of boats and the sunscreen from tourists has damaged this natural wonder to a great extent yet the demand for tourism of the area is to high to stop these means of damage from occurring. 

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The reef that regenerated: Researchers find corals in Northern Australia healed themselves in just 12 years

The reef that regenerated: Researchers find corals in Northern Australia healed themselves in just 12 years | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Scott reef (pictured) in Northern Australia severely damaged by warming seas has managed to completely heal itself in just 12 years, stunned researchers have found.
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The Gated Community Mentality

The Gated Community Mentality | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Trayvon Martin’s supporters declare “We are all Trayvon,” but to what extent is the United States also all George Zimmerman?
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