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Waste management bonus scheme 'a sham'

Waste management bonus scheme 'a sham' | Geographical  Issues | Scoop.it
The NSW Government's waste management bonus payments scheme is rewarding councils whose recycling performance is growing worse at the same rate as councils in which recycling results are improving.
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The NSW government has a scheme for councils which encourage them to recycle and by doing so, reward them with money. However, this isn't proving very effective as there has been inequality of grants given.

 

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NSW Forestry Corporation fined for damaging environment

NSW Forestry Corporation fined for damaging environment | Geographical  Issues | Scoop.it
State logging body Forestry NSW is guilty of "systematic failures" of forest management including burning protected bushland on the NSW south coast, a judge has found.
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Hazard reduction burbing in bushand in Mogo State Forest (on the South Coast of NSW) went wrong leaving damage to protected bushland and as a result, ash charcoal and sediment landed in the waterways of a marine park. 

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'Managed retreat' to sandbag city?

'Managed retreat' to sandbag city? | Geographical  Issues | Scoop.it
NEW state government sea level rise guidelines will make it easier for people to fortify their homes against the effects of climate change, but local councils said the policy would lead to ''ad hoc'' walls of sandbags that will not hold back the sea.
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Due to the Climate Change prediction that the sea level around coastal suburbs will rise to 90cm within the next 100 years, the NSW government has allowed sea level rise guidlines easier for residents to protect their homes.

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Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times

Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times | Geographical  Issues | Scoop.it
Sydneysiders endured 37 days of high air pollution last year, with air quality breaching national standards on 19 days, says the NSW opposition.
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The poor air quality in Sydney puts a cost of $4.7 billion to human health with more social and economicial costs. 

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