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Queensland land-clearing plan gets go-ahead

Queensland land-clearing plan gets go-ahead | Geographical Issues in Australia | 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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This article is about the new plans that will allow farmers in Queensland to clear their own land, and reflects the ecological and spatial dimensions of land management in the area. This has quickly become a controversial issue, as while the plans would provide benefits to farmers, it would destroy important wildlife habitats, which could lead to the extinction of several plant and animal species, as well as increase greenhouse emissions, which has angered green groups.

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Megan and Hillary's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:30 PM

This article falls in the economic category because itattacking about how Queensland farmers are clearing their land.

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NSW 'failing' on air quality standards

NSW 'failing' on air quality standards | Geographical Issues in Australia | Scoop.it
As the NSW government praises itself for meeting four of six national standards for clean air, an environmental group warns the state faces an alarming future.
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This article explores the ecological and spatial dimensions of air quality in Australia, particuarly in New South Wales, which according to a recent air quality assessment is now 'poor', with several air quality standards reguarly being exceeded due to pollution from public transport. 

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Urban growth takes heavy toll on native animals

Urban growth takes heavy toll on native animals | Geographical Issues in Australia | 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 explores the ecological and spatial dimensions of urban growth in Melbourne, which due to population increase has been spreading beyond the official urban growth boundary into the natural habitats of native Australian animals, and resulted in the injury of animals such as koalas.

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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 23, 2013 11:53 PM
Urban growth and developmental spread into bush areas that are habitat for native Australian animals has caused rates of injuries and fatalities to koalas to rise higher than ever. This article reflects the ecological dimensions of spacial inequality in relation to Australia's population growth and spread of housing to accommodate for these figures.
KaitlynandSydney's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:54 PM

This goes under the geography catagory for Australia because it explains how the urbanization is effecting the way that the native animals live and how some are being driven out of their land

Chris Costa's curator insight, December 1, 2015 4:36 PM

As urban population centers expand in junction with our ever-increasing overall population, humans are altering the geographical landscape to a degree previously unseen in our development. While geography still reigns supreme over mankind, we are increasingly finding cracks in her armor, and we're finding that our tampering with the outside world has disastrous effects for the very things we hope to preserve- our planet and her wildlife. This is especially true for Australia, which has some of the most unique wildlife on the planet as a result of its separation from much of the rest of the world. The article talks about the increasing threat motorists pose to native wildlife, particularly koalas, which often find themselves on roads as they migrate between trees. Other species are also coming under threat, as is the Great Barrier Reef, as I discussed in my review of another ScoopIt article. While the Australian government as agreed to pour a significant amount of its resources towards conservation efforts, the effects of said efforts have yet to be seen, with more and more species disappearing from Australia- and the world, for that matter- everyday. What may seem like an isolated incident of motor accidents is actually indicative of a worldwide problem; we are killing the planet, and we're now unsure if we're ever going to be able to really save it. I don't know either, but I believe that it is up to all of us to do everything in our power to try.

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Water management a disgrace, says Henry

Water management a disgrace, says Henry | Geographical Issues in Australia | 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.

Via Monique, Bernadette Bell
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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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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.

Bernadette Bell's curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:02 PM

This article is about the poor waste management within Australia

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Five pieces of rubbish per person on our beaches

Five pieces of rubbish per person on our beaches | Geographical Issues in Australia | Scoop.it
CSIRO survey highlights the proliferation of debris.
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The ecological and spatial dimensions of waste management in Australia are reflected in this article, which discusses the issue of rubbish on Australia's beaches, due to poor waste management practices and contribution from marine activities such as fishing. Theseactivities have had great affect on water quality and have posed a threat to marine wildlife, particuarly dugongs, sea birds, turtles and whales.

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NSW government reviews Manning coastal management strategy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

NSW government reviews Manning coastal management strategy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geographical Issues in Australia | Scoop.it
A draft strategy for development and coastal erosion management in the Manning region could be on display for public comment within weeks.
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This article is a reflection of both the eological and spatial dimensions of coastal management in Australia, as it discusses the effects of erosion on coastal areas, which has resulted in the damage of coastal environments, and the way in which different groups are responding to the issue. 

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