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Air quality, Coastal management, Land and Water management, Waste management, Spatial inequality, Urban growth and decline
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Australia sets new world record for e-waste collection

Australia sets new world record for e-waste collection | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Australian not-for-profit recycler, TechCollect, businesses and consumers have combined to set a new Guinness World Record for the most e-waste collected for recycling in a week.

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This is to do with waste management

 

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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 23, 2013 10:11 PM
E-waste is electronic waste such as electronic products and appliances. Australia has broken the Guinness World Record for most E-waste collected for recycling in a week. TechCollect, breakers of the record, brought together businesses and consumers to collect more than 474 tonnes of waste. This has to do with the Australian Geographical issue of waste management.
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Air pollution sending children to hospital - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Air pollution sending children to hospital - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Air pollution accounts for at least 4 per cent of hospitalisations of babies and children, a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report estimates.

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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 23, 2013 11:58 PM
A rising number of asthma attacks have been linked to the amount of pollutants in the air which is causing more hospitalizations of children than ever.
Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 23, 2013 11:59 PM
This article concerns Australian air quality- a prominent geographical issue of today.
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Unheralded and unnecessary plans put coastal care at risk

Unheralded and unnecessary plans put coastal care at risk | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
A grab for control could leave beachgoers much worse off.

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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 24, 2013 12:26 AM
There are around 70 million visits to the Australian, Victorian coastline each year. This is because of the generally high standards of the south eastern beaches of Australia due to the coastal management system in place. However the government would like to change it, shifting the focus from coastal care to a focus on the human use of the coast which will threaten the current system. This article is about coastal management.
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Equity, economy or environment: you can't have it all

Equity, economy or environment: you can't have it all | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
You can’t get a project approved these days unless it satisfies the triple bottom line: equity, cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability.
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Great Barrier Reef now rated 'poor'

Great Barrier Reef now rated 'poor' | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
The health of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded to "poor" as the government quietly pushed some of the pollution targets that were supposed to be achieved this year back five years.

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Intercontinental Adelaide Goes Zero-Waste-to-Landfill · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

The Intercontinental Adelaide hotel in Australia has achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status a year ahead of schedule.

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Urban growth takes heavy toll on native animals

Urban growth takes heavy toll on native animals | Geographical Issues | 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 reflects the ecological dimensions.

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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

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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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Spatial inequality: poverty and the income gap, Geographical issues: human elements, Issues in Australian environments, Geography Year 9, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia

Spatial inequality: poverty and the income gap, Geographical issues: human elements, Issues in Australian environments, Geography Year 9, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Spatial inequality: poverty and the income gap, Geographical issues: human elements, Issues in Australian environments, Geography, Year 9, NSW Introduction In the study of geography, the spatial dimension is used to describe patterns of where...

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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 24, 2013 12:07 AM
This collection of information covers the topics of socioeconomic gaps within Australian society, spacial inequality and poverty within urban areas.
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Tony Abbott's bold water plan leaked

Tony Abbott's bold water plan leaked | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
UP to 100 dams could be built across the country to prevent floods, fuel power stations and irrigate a food boom to feed 120 million people across the Asia Pacific region, under plans being considered by Opposition leader Tony Abbott.
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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 24, 2013 7:25 AM
The Coalition is considering a $500 million plan to raise Warragamba Dam in Sydney and create new dams for areas including New South Wales, the Hunter Valley, Central Highlands and along the Lachlan River. Up to 100 dams could be built across the country, aiding the prevention of floods, fuel power stations and supply water to a proposed "food boom" to feed 120 million people across the Asia Pacific region, under plans being considered by Opposition leader Tony Abbott. The article is categorized into the geographical issue of water management.
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Could this mean the end of the line for the plastic water bottle?

Could this mean the end of the line for the plastic water bottle? | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
It's a battle over billions, but both sides agree plastic bottle sales are falling, writes David Sygall.
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How future urban sprawl maps out

How future urban sprawl maps out | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Projections of urban growth indicate areas where biodiversity is at high risk.

 

The AAG Smart Brief is a fantastic source of geographic news.  This is what they said about this article:  "Areas such as tropical Africa and eastern China are expected to be hot spots of urbanization during the next several years, according to researchers, who used satellite imagery and other data to project future urban expansion through 2030. 'We're not forecasting population, we're forecasting the expansion of urban space,' said Yale University geographer Karen Seto. Their efforts could be used to assist conservation initiatives, Seto noted."

 

Tags: AAG, urban, sprawl, land use, urban ecology, biogeography, unit 7 cities, environment.


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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 24, 2013 7:56 AM
This article is about urban growth and decline, Africa and Asia are predicted to be hot spots of urban growth in the next few years. Geographer Karen Seto of Yale University in New Haven has creted a graph that finally accounts for variations in how individual cities occupy their land and the impact they have on local ecosystems.
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Tony Abbott's bold water plan leaked

Tony Abbott's bold water plan leaked | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
UP to 100 dams could be built across the country to prevent floods, fuel power stations and irrigate a food boom to feed 120 million people across the Asia Pacific region, under plans being considered by Opposition leader Tony Abbott.
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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 24, 2013 7:25 AM
The Coalition is considering a $500 million plan to raise Warragamba Dam in Sydney and create new dams for areas including New South Wales, the Hunter Valley, Central Highlands and along the Lachlan River. Up to 100 dams could be built across the country, aiding the prevention of floods, fuel power stations and supply water to a proposed "food boom" to feed 120 million people across the Asia Pacific region, under plans being considered by Opposition leader Tony Abbott. The article is categorized into the geographical issue of water management.