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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Ethiopia's Dam Problems

Ethiopia's Dam Problems | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Ethiopia is three years from completing a dam to control its headwaters, and while Egypt points to colonial-era treaties to claim the water and to stop the project, the question remains as to who own the Blue Nile."


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Useful example to illustrate the interactions and tensions between natural resources and political systems.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:44 AM

units 4 and 6

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 20, 2014 8:00 PM

Option: Inland water 

Kate Buckland's curator insight, July 26, 2014 10:38 PM

At least the Murray-Darling Basin is within one country - even if it covers 4 states!

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The Impact of Energy Development on the Environment: A Look at Wildlife with Dr. Michael Hutchins

The Impact of Energy Development on the Environment: A Look at Wildlife with Dr. Michael Hutchins | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

""Not all countries are making similar headway in the race for clean energy and this is at great cost to wildlife.  We know that some forms of energy development threaten the natural world, but what specific impacts does it have on “threatened” and “endangered” species and other imperiled populations of wildlife?"  

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Article is well referenced for those wanting to research more specific aspects of this topic.

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World’s Largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant Planned for China

World’s Largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant Planned for China | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Lockheed Martin and the Reignwood Group are to partner on a 10MW OTEC facility off the coast of coast of Southern China.
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Energy Needs

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"Welcome to Energy Realities, a visual guide to global energy needs, which shows how technology and intelligence are ensuring humanity continues to progress. The site combines maps, multimedia, and writing from three premier publishers and tells the story of energy use, production, sustainability on our planet. We invite you to explore and share this content to help increase understanding and dialogue about our world's energy needs."

 

 


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The state of Australia: our environment

The state of Australia: our environment | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

In the lead-up to the budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home, but there’s more to a country than its structural deficit. So how is Australia doing overall?"

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It's not looking good.

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Dick Smith flies planes, weighs energy futures

Dick Smith flies planes, weighs energy futures | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
There’s something just so energetic about Dick Smith.We all know he’s the man behind the face that used to be on the Dick Smith Electronics sign; the man who sought to nationalise our yeast extract spread…...
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Welcome to the Anthropocene

A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. This video is a great primer for discussing human and environmental interactions as related to industrialization, globalization and climate change.
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