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Clothing and textile manufacturing's environmental impact and how to shop more ethically - Science News

Clothing and textile manufacturing's environmental impact and how to shop more ethically - Science News | Geography | Scoop.it
What goes into manufacturing the various textiles we wear and how do the environmental impacts of each compare?
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Kangaroos with penchant for cool climate wines cost Canberra grower more than $80,000 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Kangaroos with penchant for cool climate wines cost Canberra grower more than $80,000 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
Wine growers at Maipenrai Vineyard have lost more than $80,000 thanks to kangaroos with a penchant for cool climate wine grapes destroying their vines.
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You decide Australia's population, we'll show you how it looks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

You decide Australia's population, we'll show you how it looks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
We're putting you in charge of the levers of population growth to shape what Australia will look like in 2101. A word of warning before you begin: your decisions could shape the future for millions of Australians.
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Great Barrier Reef cruise ship 'close call' coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Great Barrier Reef cruise ship 'close call' coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
A recent cruise ship infringement and projections of a 250 per cent increase in shipping on the Great Barrier Reef over the next 20 years prompts calls for a review of its management.
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Government winds back marine protections to support fishing industry

Government winds back marine protections to support fishing industry | Geography | Scoop.it
The Turnbull government will strip back protections in sensitive marine areas, saying it is protecting the environment while supporting fishing and tourism.
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New cities? It's an idea worth thinking about for Australia - Big Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

New cities? It's an idea worth thinking about for Australia - Big Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
Business-as-usual projections assume our four biggest cities must absorb three-quarters of Australia's population growth over the next 30 years. Might new cities be a better way to deal with it?
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Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef: going beyond our backyard to protect the reef

Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef: going beyond our backyard to protect the reef | Geography | Scoop.it
New global communities of concerned citizens can help protect iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef. But the scope of these remote communities must extend beyond mere 'slacktivism'.
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Plan to transform Western Sydney into a 'greater economic powerhouse' in 20 years unveiled - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Plan to transform Western Sydney into a 'greater economic powerhouse' in 20 years unveiled - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
A historic deal to transform Western Sydney into an even greater economic powerhouse, complete with an airport city, an aerospace institute and a North-South rail link, is unveiled by the Prime Minister and NSW Premier.
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'School in a box' alternative classrooms help kids in Tonga resume studies after Cyclone Gita - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'School in a box' alternative classrooms help kids in Tonga resume studies after Cyclone Gita - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
The people of Tonga are still rebuilding their lives after Cyclone Gita left a trail of destruction across the country, but disaster authorities say they're relieved that they've managed to get almost all the local kids back to school within a couple of weeks.
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Affordable housing policy extended to five new Sydney councils

Affordable housing policy extended to five new Sydney councils | Geography | Scoop.it
Another five Sydney councils will be able to more easily require property developers to provide affordable rental housing, under changes to planning laws to be put on exhibition this week.
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Dolphin park and activists team up for breakthrough study into offshore sea pens - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Dolphin park and activists team up for breakthrough study into offshore sea pens - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
A New South Wales dolphin marine park agrees to take part in a feasibility study that could see its captive dolphins moved into an offshore sea pen.
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World's coral reefs face new peril from beneath within decades

World's coral reefs face new peril from beneath within decades | Geography | Scoop.it
Coral reefs could start to dissolve as man-made climate change drives acidification of the oceans, scientists say.
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China's Social Credit System seeks to assign citizens scores, engineer social behaviour - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

China's Social Credit System seeks to assign citizens scores, engineer social behaviour - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
Beijing is making an ambitious attempt to create a social credit system, in a move designed to value and engineer better individual behaviour.
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Australia's population increases by one person every 86 seconds as it exceeds 25 million - Big Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia's population increases by one person every 86 seconds as it exceeds 25 million - Big Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
Australia's population grew by almost 400,000 in the 12 months to September. At that rate, we should have broken through 25 million sometime before last Christmas.
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Papua New Guinea earthquake: there is a disaster on our doorstep that's being ignored - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Papua New Guinea earthquake: there is a disaster on our doorstep that's being ignored - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake, 145 dead, 270,000 in need of emergency aid. This unimaginable humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding right now. But you'd be forgiven for not knowing much about it, writes Anna Bryan.
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Victoria and NSW bushfires: Poor mobile phone coverage put lives at risk - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Victoria and NSW bushfires: Poor mobile phone coverage put lives at risk - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
Poor mobile phone coverage in rural areas potentially put people's lives at risk during the devastating bushfires in NSW and Victoria, the Country Fire Authority says.
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Big Australia's rubbish future does not have to go to waste - Big Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Big Australia's rubbish future does not have to go to waste - Big Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
Australia will have to get creative if it's going to deal with the waste of 40 million people, but it could start by following the lead of Sweden, which has created a system that is reliant on waste as a fuel source.
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Bali waters polluted with plastic - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Bali waters polluted with plastic - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
Rich Horner posted this video to Facebook that reportedly shows the waters off Manta Point in Bali, Indonesia, filled with plastic waste.
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Papua New Guinea earthquake death toll reaches 67 | World news | The Guardian

Papua New Guinea earthquake death toll reaches 67 | World news | The Guardian | Geography | Scoop.it
Rescue efforts continue as aftershocks hit Southern Highlands, a week after quake
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Recycling in Australia is in crisis. Can it be fixed? - Science News

Recycling in Australia is in crisis. Can it be fixed? - Science News | Geography | Scoop.it
It turns out recycling is not so simple, and there are major problems in the Australian industry. Industry leaders say there are some very simple ways it can be repaired.
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Plastic and cigarette butts make up most of debris in waterways

Plastic and cigarette butts make up most of debris in waterways | Geography | Scoop.it
Up to 1000 pieces of rubbish occupy each kilometre of Australian coastline, statistics from the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database show.
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From a whaling town to a celebrity hotspot: Is Byron Bay now only affordable only for the rich and famous?

From a whaling town to a celebrity hotspot: Is Byron Bay now only affordable only for the rich and famous? | Geography | Scoop.it
In the last 60 years, Byron Bay has morphed from an industrial whaling town to one of Australia’s most desirable destinations. Could you afford to live there?
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How Western Sydney is tackling the mysterious 'heat island' effect behind rising temperatures - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

How Western Sydney is tackling the mysterious 'heat island' effect behind rising temperatures - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography | Scoop.it
Western Sydney councils have banded together to tackle the growing heat problem, instigated by climate change and exacerbated by city design.
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The world loves Sydney. Australians aren’t that fussed

The world loves Sydney. Australians aren’t that fussed | Geography | Scoop.it
Each day an average of 129 people leave Sydney for elsewhere in Australia. Only 85 move the other way.
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