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Putting money where it matters: why Australian aid needs to be in urban areas

Putting money where it matters: why Australian aid needs to be in urban areas | Geographical issues | Scoop.it
The Australian aid program is a multi-million dollar enterprise. It has doubled in size over the past five years to $4,836 million in the current budget, and it’s still growing. A comprehensive look at…
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Carbon tax 'crucial' to Australia's global standing: Combet

Carbon tax 'crucial' to Australia's global standing: Combet | Geographical issues | Scoop.it
An Abbott government would risk Australia's international reputation and undermine its economic interests if it scrapped the carbon tax, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has told a joint climate change forum with China.
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Tony abbot wants to put an end to carbon taxes, but some members of the party oppose of this as it will end Australia's relationship and link with other countries that are aiming to reduce the carbon emission, and by ending carbon taxes, Australia's reputation will be changed.

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Wildfire Smoke Continues To Hurt Air Quality In South, Central Oregon - OPB News

Wildfire Smoke Continues To Hurt Air Quality In South, Central Oregon - OPB News | Geographical issues | Scoop.it
“Wildfire Smoke Continues To Hurt Air Quality In South, Central Oregon OPB News Air quality continues to deteriorate in parts of central and southern Oregon as the wildfires blaze. The air is smoky enough to be unhealthy for everyone.”
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It's time for Obama to stop selling off our land and water to fossil fuel ... - Grist

It's time for Obama to stop selling off our land and water to fossil fuel ... - Grist | Geographical issues | Scoop.it
“Grist It's time for Obama to stop selling off our land and water to fossil fuel ...”
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APEC weighs in on WTO’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade | Scoop News

APEC weighs in on WTO’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade | Scoop News | Geographical issues | Scoop.it
Making it easier for businesses to deal with non-tariff barriers will contribute to economic expansion, said APEC Secretariat Executive Director, Ambassador Muhamad Noor, at the Third Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva on Monday.
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Antibacterial use › News in Science (ABC Science)

Antibacterial use › News in Science (ABC Science) | Geographical issues | Scoop.it
All the latest all and latest science news, in-depth features, games and conversations as they happen from around Australia and the world.
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(EN) (PDF) - An Introduction to Plastic Recycling | Plastic Waste Management Institute

"Waste is now a global problem, and one that must be addressed in order to solve the world's resource and energy challenges. Plastics are made from limited resources such as petroleum, and huge advances are being made in the development of technologies to recycle plastic waste among other resources. Mechanical recycling methods to make plastic products and feedstock recycling methods that use plastic as a raw material in the chemical industry have been widely adopted, and awareness has also grown recently of the importance of Thermal recycling as a means of using plastics as an energy source to conserve petroleum resources. Japan is pursuing measures to create a recycling-oriented society in order to achieve sustainable development. Since the Basic Law for Promoting the Creation of a Recycling-oriented Society was enacted in 2000, a number of recycling-related laws have been enacted, come into force, been reviewed and amended. Based on this framework, action to promote the "three Rs" - i.e. reduction and reuse as well as recycling of waste has been stepped up to ensure a more effective use of resources. Meanwhile, the Ministry of the Environment continues to restrict final disposal sites and to direct incineration plants and similar sites that can emit toxins such as dioxins. Now that these are recognized as safe, the basic policy stated in the Waste Disposal Law was amended in May 2005 to say that "first, emission of ..."
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