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Solar burst: Sunraysia secures ‘game-changing’ third power station

Solar burst: Sunraysia secures ‘game-changing’ third power station | SJC Science | Scoop.it
A THIRD solar power station is on its way to Sunraysia.
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Innovative design... 80 of these rotating solar power stations are planned for the Mildura region. They are meant to be significantly more efficient than flat panels.

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Backs to the Blast, an Australian Nuclear Story

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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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Science Weekly Extra podcast: water, food and energy production - The Guardian

Science Weekly Extra podcast: water, food and energy production - The Guardian | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Science Weekly Extra podcast: water, food and energy production The Guardian In the second of our debates exploring the water, food and energy nexus, Jo Confino talks to Camilla Toulmin, director of the International Institute for Environment and...
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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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