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Waste control in the dumps despite high recycle rates

Waste control in the dumps despite high recycle rates | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
NSW has fallen behind other states in key areas of waste management and is likely to fall short of targets despite record levels of household recycling.
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Studies show that NSW is the lowest in terms of managing their waste and will continue to decline

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Nearly a million hectares lost to salt damage - smh.com.au

Nearly a million hectares lost to salt damage - smh.com.au | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
About 2 million hectares of agricultural land in Australia is affected by salinity and nearly half of that is no longer productive, according to a report released yesterday.
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Salinity is drastically affecting the landscape of Australian rural land, destroying crop capability

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No safe level of air pollution, says study

No safe level of air pollution, says study | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution boosts the risk of lung cancer, even at concentrations below the legal maximum, says a European study published on Wednesday.
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The health of Sydney will decline if this level of pollution persists, insinuating we must put a stop to it immediately to inhibit the effects

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Sydney and Melbourne outer suburbs - Family Matters - Journal article - Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)

Sydney and Melbourne outer suburbs - Family Matters - Journal article - Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
The outskirts of Sydney and Melbourne (economic characteristics) by George Gondor and
Andrew Burbidge, Family Matters no.28 1991.
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A comprehensive outline of Sydney's economic diversity in 1991.  It reports thatfactors as the high proportions of families with young children, the level of access to local employment, public transport and other employment support services (like child care and after-school programs) result in families in the fringe suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney having low incomes and low standards of living.

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Coastal erosion battle escalates

Coastal erosion battle escalates | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
The battle to save some of the state's most spectacular beachfront properties from severe erosion is set to escalate.
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As a result of recent natural disasters and continuning erosion, many properties are beginning to be put at risk

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