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Byron Bay sea warning

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THE State Government has fired a shot across the bows of Byron Shire Council, telling it that beachfront residents must be allowed to protect their homes by funding their own coastal protection works.
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Controversy over coastal land 

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mo032_fight_for_the_reef_report_to_the_unesco_world_heritage_committee_30jan14.pdf


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Merri 's curator insight, July 19, 2014 12:31 AM

Outlines the decline in the health of the GBR despite efforts to reduce the impact of climate change and farming practices.

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Nanotech turns plants into common plastic › News in Science (ABC Science)

Nanotech turns plants into common plastic › News in Science (ABC Science) | Geographical issues | Scoop.it
Dutch scientists have found a way of turning plant matter into the building blocks of common plastics.
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New innovative was of plastic production 

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Report-2-World-Heritage-Area-at-Risk-GBR.pdf


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Merri 's curator insight, July 19, 2014 12:52 AM

this report recommends a need for further independent and credible research surrounding the GBR to clarify the extent of the impact of tourism and the resources sector use on the natural asset. Emphasis on the monitoring of cumulative effects is essential. In addition, this report highlights the need for educational campaigns amongst not only the Australian public but also internationally. More information on the reef ecosystem, causes and effects of particular activities, and risk assessments would help the public – and stakeholders – to understand potential conflicts and make informed decisions. It also contains some useful graphs and tables.