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Geography for the learners of Masada College, Sydney http://www.masadageo.weebly.com
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Major developments - City of Sydney

Major developments - City of Sydney | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Local developments include the Ashmore precinct, Barangaroo, Central Park, Green Square, Harold Park and the George Street transformation along with light rail.
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1950s Urban Renewal: The Dynamic American City (1956) - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage - YouTube

http://archive.org/details/DynamicA1956 Advocates urban redevelopment and renewal, 1950s-style. Supports many planning strategies which are criticized today:...
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'Saddleback': Mountain for sale, yours for £1.75 million - Telegraph

'Saddleback': Mountain for sale, yours for £1.75 million - Telegraph | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Blencathra in Cumbria has been in the Lowther family for 400 years. Its owner, Lord Lonsdale explains why he is selling, a family feud and life as a long-distance lorry driver
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Unesco warns Australia over reef

Unesco warns Australia over reef | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

Unesco has threatened to list the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage in Danger site, amid controversy over a plan to dump dredged sediment.

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Saudi Arabia approves female pilot

Saudi Arabia approves female pilot | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

Saudi Arabia has issued its first flying licence to a female pilot, it appears.

Hanadi Al-Hindi, 35, has started flying small and wide-bodied luxury planes for the Kingdom Holding Company, owned by Saudi prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.

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What Can We Learn From Pictures of People and Their Trash?

What Can We Learn From Pictures of People and Their Trash? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
A photography project meets public service campaign aims to raise awareness about what we throw in the trash in just one week
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Sydney not yet a true global city

Sydney not yet a true global city | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
It’s become fashionable to label Sydney a global city – a dynamic urban gateway to the Asia-Pacific. Premier Barry O'Farrell even describes Sydney as "Australia’s only global city".
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WE FOUND THE PRETTIEST BEACH EVER

WE FOUND THE PRETTIEST BEACH EVER | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Yes, we have stumbled upon some incredibly gorgeous beaches in recent weeks. And yes, we stumble upon beaches a lot.

But we couldn't resist running off to Ponta da Piedade, the beach in Portugal where rock cliffs are so high (60 feet!), they almos...
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China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time.

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10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste

10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
As individual and anonymous consumers, it's seemingly impossible to even estimate the physical ramifications of our daily consumption and waste. While our personal imprints may not seem in themselves worthy of alarm, the combined effect of human's ha...
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What is the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

What is the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The pacific ocean garbage patch is a floating heap of garbage dump in the pacific ocean. Learn more about the pacific ocean garbage patch inside the article.
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Sustainable Sydney 2030 - City of Sydney

Sustainable Sydney 2030 - City of Sydney | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The City of Sydney wants people to live and work in a clean, diverse, safe environment that welcomes everyone.
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Can a $7 gadget change the world?

Can a $7 gadget change the world? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

The USB flash drive is one of the most simple, everyday pieces of technology that many people take for granted.

Now it's being eyed as a possible solution to bridging the digital divide, by two colourful entrepreneurs behind the start-up Keepod.

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Why Doesn't Anyone Know How to Talk About Global Warming?

Why Doesn't Anyone Know How to Talk About Global Warming? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The gap between science and public understanding prevents action on climate change—but social scientists think they can fix that
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'I survived the Bangladesh factory collapse'

'I survived the Bangladesh factory collapse' | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

It has been a sleepless year spent in constant pain. Mossammat Rebecca Khatun was stuck under the rubble for two days after the Rana Plaza collapsed.

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Gangs inside Brazil slums flash wealth, babes, guns on Facebook

Gangs inside Brazil slums flash wealth, babes, guns on Facebook | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
BRAZIL’S slums are filled with infighting between rival gangs.
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64% of World's Extreme Poor Live in Just 5 Countries

64% of World's Extreme Poor Live in Just 5 Countries | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
According to the World Bank, nearly two thirds of global poverty exists in India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Nigeria's social media lesson to the world

Nigeria's social media lesson to the world | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

It's sometimes said that social media lobbying is the ultimate in armchair activism, but are there lessons to be learnt from Nigeria?

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Abbot Point gas project could dredge further half a million cubic metres

Abbot Point gas project could dredge further half a million cubic metres | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Proposed liquefied natural gas terminal beside Great Barrier Reef follows approval to dredge 3m cubic metres of seabed
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Interactive earth: wind and weather

Interactive earth: wind and weather | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap
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