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Native algae biofuel could make Australia oil rich

Native algae biofuel could make Australia oil rich | Geographical Issues |
Australia could become a major oil exporter like the Middle East if it starts farming native algae, researchers say.
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Great Barrier Reef now rated 'poor'

Great Barrier Reef now rated 'poor' | Geographical Issues |
The health of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded to "poor" as the government quietly pushed some of the pollution targets that were supposed to be achieved this year back five years.

Via Kate Corcoran
Maddie Forrester's insight:

This is very sad. I recently visited the Great Barrier Reef with my family, it was my first time and honestly I thought it was amazing. However, my mum commented on the fact that the difference between when she visited it as child and now is immense. She noted that the colour of the coral had diminished significantly and the amount of fish is far less. The captain of the ship we travelled to the reef on did say that among other things the petrol of boats and the sunscreen from tourists has damaged this natural wonder to a great extent yet the demand for tourism of the area is to high to stop these means of damage from occurring. 

Kate Corcoran's curator insight, July 15, 2013 10:03 AM

Outline the spatial and ecological dimensions of this issue.