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Australia to dump sludge in Great Barrier Reef

Australia to dump sludge in Great Barrier Reef | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - Great Barrier Reef - Handouts, online activity, mp3... current events.
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Unable to identify source or author, some facts stated but no referencing

 

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Australian Institute of Marine Science report shows farming run-off hurting Great Barrier Reef health

Australian Institute of Marine Science report shows farming run-off hurting Great Barrier Reef health | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it
MILLIONS of tonnes of farm-based and naturally occurring pollutants are flooding the Great Barrier Reef each year, choking sea grasses, starving marine life and killing coral, a scientific report shows.
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Scientific facts have been presented by the Australian Institute of Marine Science in this report by the Courier Mail - providing strong evidence that farm run-off as well as mining are/will hurt the Great Barrier Reef

 

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- is the brand/source credible? Yes The Courier Mail

- can the author be identified? Yes Journalist for the Courier Mail
- was scientific data and/or facts provided? Yes by AIMS report
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Facts win out in reef debate

Facts win out in reef debate | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it

"Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has applauded today’s announcement of a major state government campaign to promote the facts surrounding management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Media release protects the directions of the Resources Council and the establishment of coal mining developments.

 

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- is the brand/source credible? Yes The Queensland Resources Council

- can the author be identified? Yes Director Communications QRC
- was scientific data and/or facts provided? Yes
- was referencing used? No

 

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So now we're going to dump on the reef? Surely not... - DivePlanIt

So now we're going to dump on the reef? Surely not... - DivePlanIt | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it
Marine tourism operators have threatened legal action against the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) over its decision to endorse a proposal allowing the dumping of dredging spoil inside the marine park. Outraged by a decision to allow nearly 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil to be dumped in the reef’s marine park …
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This blog is informative but no referencing makes it less authoritative and more an opinion piece

 

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- is the brand/source credible? Yes

- can the author be identified? Yes
- was scientific data and/or facts provided? No
- was referencing used? No

 

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Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef

Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it
By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown When Captain Cook almost literally stumbled upon Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—it reached upward and clenched his ship—its size awed him. When the first orbiting...
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National Geographic has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

 

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Coal go-ahead fans debate over Great Barrier Reef threat - ABC Online

Coal go-ahead fans debate over Great Barrier Reef threat - ABC Online | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it
ABC Online Coal go-ahead fans debate over Great Barrier Reef threat ABC Online Approval for what would be the largest coal mine in the southern hemisphere is another nail in the Great Barrier Reef's coffin, according to critics, while another...
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ABC's 7.30 Report specialises in current affairs utilsing the most credible journalists in Australia. This story while not presenting all sides of the argument still provides the details of what the Government is planning and how that could threaten the marine environment of this wonder of the world.

 

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- is the brand/source credible? Yes

- can the author be identified? Yes
- was scientific data and/or facts provided? Yes
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UN, Scientists Alarmed Over Plan to Dump Dredged Mud In Great Barrier Reef

UN, Scientists Alarmed Over Plan to Dump Dredged Mud In Great Barrier Reef | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it
Australia’s coal port expansion project could place reef on UNESCO “World Heritage in Danger” list in 2015
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Highly credible source, article from Earth Island Journal, well referenced, factual.

 

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Mines chief blasts conservationists, industry no threat to barrier Reef

Mines chief blasts conservationists, industry no threat to barrier Reef | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it
THE mining industry has launched a stinging attack on conservationists, saying their campaign that ports, dredging and shipping posed a threat to the Great Barrier Reef was untrue.
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This article defends the mining industry position on this topic,

 

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- is the brand/source credible? Yes The Courier Mail

- can the author be identified? Yes Journalist for the Courier Mail
- was scientific data and/or facts provided? No
- was referencing used? No

 

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Let's dump Great Barrier Reef dredging myths: authority chief

Let's dump Great Barrier Reef dredging myths: authority chief | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s recent decision to allow 3 million cubic metres of dredge material to be disposed of 25 kilometres off Abbot Point in north Queensland has attracted passionate…
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An article presenting the position of this government body and references a lot of material could be construed as subjective and protecting their interests. 

 

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- can the author be identified? Yes
- was scientific data and/or facts provided? Yes
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Is the coal industry about to wreck the Great Barrier Reef?

Is the coal industry about to wreck the Great Barrier Reef? | Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef | Scoop.it
Australia has OK'd a coal-export plan that will dredge part of the reef area and then run thousands of coal-laden ships through it.
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This article appeared on the Grist website - an environmental independent lobby group who share opinions to affect change across the world.

 

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- can the author be identified? Yes
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Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Coal Mining | Journal Reporter - YouTube

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's greatest natural wonders - and it's under threat. In addition to climate change, the fragile ecosystem i...
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DW are the German International Broadcasting Firm responsible for this documentary clip that looks at this issue from all angles

 

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- is the brand/source credible? Yes

- can the author be identified? Yes
- was scientific data and/or facts provided? Yes
- was referencing used? No

 

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