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Ozone levels to worsen over next 15 years

Ozone levels to worsen over next 15 years | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
SYDNEY'S air quality is only going to get worse, with a state government report signalling that residents will suffer from rising levels of ozone, a primary cause of respiratory diseases such as asthma.
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This article is about how Sydney's air quality is only going to get worse. The state government is signaling that residents will suffer from the rising levels of ozone layers. Some of the things that people will suffer from are respiratory diseases such as asthma. There has been no improvement in ozone levels across Sydney since 1998. Ozone is the third most important greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide and methane

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Goulburn option for Sydney's rubbish

Goulburn option for Sydney's rubbish | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
The private operator of the Woodlawn waste site near Goulburn is seeking to nearly treble the amount of Sydney's refuse it can handle as pressure mounts on the city's declining landfill capacity.
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This website is about Goulburn's option for Sydney's rubbish. They are trying to fix the amount of landfil. They are planning to increase the truck movements in and out of the waste transfer station, the establishment of more waste transfer stations in the suburbs, and addicitonal train services to shift the waste from Sydney. 

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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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This news article is about the NSW Governments waste management bonus payments scheme. They are rewarding local councils so that those with recycling performance growing worse can improve.

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Water management a disgrace, says Henry

Water management a disgrace, says Henry | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Australia's record on water management has been a disgrace, Treasury secretary Ken Henry says in a scathing critique of the nation's environmental bungles.
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This article is from the treasury secretary Ken Henry, who says that "Water management on this driest inhabited continent has been a disgrace." Ken Henry says many things about this topic, such as the loss of species, water resources and hardwood forests.

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Alouise Somera's curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:02 PM

Water management in Australia has been poorly-handled, resulting in severe environmental repurcussions such as the loss of species, water resources and hardwood forests.

An ecological dimension would be how people are responding to this issue, as the majority of the Australian public remain ignorant or oblivious to the true impact of such an urgent and pressing environmental issue.

A spatial dimension would be the scale of this issue, being nation-wide and rather enormous as it has eradicated entire species, hardwood forests as well as destroyed valuable water resources.

Bernadette Bell's curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:02 PM

This article is about the poor waste management within Australia

Hannah Rizzo's curator insight, July 28, 2013 6:13 PM

This article discusses water management within Australia, which has been dealt with inaadequatley and resulted in massive environmental destruction, due to practices such as fishing, farming, hunting and forestry. The issues discussed in this article reflect both the ecological and spatial dimensions of Australian water management, and highlight society's tendency to ignore problems such as these often until it's too late.  

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Unheralded and unnecessary plans put coastal care at risk

Unheralded and unnecessary plans put coastal care at risk | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
A grab for control could leave beachgoers much worse off.
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This article is about the beaches in Victoria. There are hundreds of thousands of Victorians that visit the coast each year. Although, the government wants to make some changes that will protect the coast. They want to make a system that will protect the coasts of Victoria. 

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