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Catalyst: Part 1: Weebubbie Cave - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Part 1: Weebubbie Cave - ABC TV Science | SJC Science | Scoop.it
After a quick round of golf Anja Taylor joins a team of scientists for a spell-binding diving expedition into the Nullarbors deepest cave
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the Nullarbor is littered with gigantic underground caves and passages. That's because it's made up of the largest continuous block of limestone in the world. Formed when the whole plain was underwater, it built up over millions of years from the skeletons of tiny sea creatures. When the sea retreated, the limestone was exposed to the elements and cave formation began.

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Maralinga veterans seek justice at last

Maralinga veterans seek justice at last | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Sixty-one years after Australian servicemen were deliberately exposed to the fury of nuclear bomb testing at Maralinga, lawyers are seeking a desperate intervention on behalf of 295 survivors to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
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For decades service men and women as well as aboriginal Australians living in the area where bombs went off were referred to psychiatrists. Until the mid 80's the official line was that no nuclear bomb had ever exploded in Australia.

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Life at four degrees – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Life at four degrees – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | SJC Science | Scoop.it
With global climate change talks moving too slowly, scientists are now talking of a rise in global temperatures of four degrees. What would this mean for Australia?

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Backs to the Blast, an Australian Nuclear Story

Backs to the Blast, an Australian Nuclear Story | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Made 25 years after nuclear tests were conducted in SA in the 1950s, this documentary stirred up a political hornet’s nest. (Video excerpt 3.03 minutesalso has educational notes.
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Original footage from 1952, when nuclear bombs assembled in Britain were exploded in the Australian outback. Survivors exposed to the blasts without protective clothing are still suffering today.

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Queensland's toxic Dee River reveals national mine waste problem - Background Briefing - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Queensland's toxic Dee River reveals national mine waste problem - Background Briefing - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | SJC Science | Scoop.it
In late January ex-cyclone Oswald forced around 20 mines across Queensland to dump waste water into passing floods. Many reasoned that the high volume of water passing through river systems would dilute any contaminants to safe levels.
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