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Waste control in the dumps despite high recycle rates

Waste control in the dumps despite high recycle rates | Geographical Processes | 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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Waste Management

NSW is falling behind other states in terms of waste management. the spatial dimensions: the issue varrys from state to state as NSW is the only state to have a rising landfill levy - essentially a tax imposed on material that is buried - to encourage recycling. the ecological dimension: the waste management leads to landfill, polution, greenhouse gases being produced created by decomposing garbage, leaks from landfill sites.

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Spatial Inequality: Spatial Inequality

Spatial Inequality: Spatial Inequality | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
Spatial Inequality- A GROWING problem. Spatial Inequality. It Sucks. Especially if you are living in a area affect by the issue of spatial inequality. Like me living in Fairfield, Sydney NSW. Spatial Inequality in Sydney is like the ...

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The spatial inequality

The spatial inequality between the east and west suburbs in Sydney is wide. The spatial dimensions of varying issues are in land prices, facilities, employment, transport. The ecological dimensions is that the western suburbs are more over crowded with housingand apartments and less environmental areas

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Nataliagrasso's comment, July 29, 2013 2:08 AM
this article explains why spacial inequaltiy between suburbs in the west and east of sydney. the issues of land prices, facilities, employment and transport vary from place to place. there is more overcrowding of people in the western suburbs compared to the eastern suburbs
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Is Air Pollution Contributing To Hardened Arteries? | TIME.com

Is Air Pollution Contributing To Hardened Arteries? | TIME.com | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
Smog and car exhaust can take a toll on the heart, and the latest research explores how.

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Polution has been linked with increased risk of heart attack stroke as it causes inflamation, changes in blood pressure, the activity of clotting factors and accelerating the process of atherosclerosis. Ecological dimension: th biophysical process humans have disturbed is the way air is keeped clean through carbon dioxide being turned into oxygen by plants. this is through chemicals and carbon dioxide being let into the air through transport, industries, etc.

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Mold Man's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:19 AM

This is interesting. I wonder if it is totally true. http://air-testing.com

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National parks are the least locked up land there is

Across Australia, the debate over national parks is escalating.
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Land Management

The land management of national parks in Australia has been a spectacle of discussion as Queensland begins to change the managing of their parks, with moves to open them to logging, grazing and shooting. The Deputy Premier and National Parks Minister have decided to open some of the less pristine and important parks to grazing. The Minister said, “pristine and long-protected parks would be protected, but 875,000 ha of more recently allocated parks were likely to be rescinded and opened to logging and grazing”. Ecological dimension: people interact with the national parks in Australia with 51 million visits from Australians and 7.9 million visits from international tourists each year. Spatial dimension: the issue varies from place to place as in most countries a lot of areas are considered national parks Compared internationally, Queensland’s national park coverage is comparable to that of the Bottom 30% countries in the world.

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NSW government reviews Manning coastal management strategy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

NSW government reviews Manning coastal management strategy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
A draft strategy for development and coastal erosion management in the Manning region could be on display for public comment within weeks.
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Coastal Managment

The coastal erosion in the Manning region needs to be stunted in order to maintain the coast for the future. The community is hoping that an off shore reef will be the solution. Spatial Dimension: the problem takes place in the Maning Region in NSW. Ecological Dimension: people are working towards protectign the coastline by building an offshore reef to block wave strength

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Melbourne continues to lead nation's population growth

Melbourne continues to lead nation's population growth | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
Melbourne has again dominated Australia's population growth, adding 77,242 people in 2011-12 to reach mid-2012 with a population of almost 4.25 million.
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Melbourne is has lead the country in population growth for the past 11 years. It is estimated the city population isgrowing 1500 a week. Spatial dimension: the issue is taking place in melbourne as it is a busy city with high employment, opportunities, and desirable to live in. Ecological dimension: destruction to natural ecosystems and environment