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Wrong time, wrong place, for urban growth

Wrong time, wrong place, for urban growth | Geographical processes | Scoop.it
We live with urban planning mistakes for decades, even generations. Once concrete is poured and an area developed, it is not easily undone.
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This article discusses how once land has been urbanised, once the concrete has been poured over naure, it is very hard to go back. It is a large scale problem, as people just keep adding to urban areas and the world is getting less and less green.

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New report finds mining automation may lead to fewer jobs

New report finds mining automation may lead to fewer jobs | Geographical processes | Scoop.it
A study by the University of Queensland has found increasing levels of automation and remote control in mining may lead to fewer jobs in mining communities.
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This queensland study talks about how mining automation has caused the loss of many jobs... this can lead to people moving out of small towns and urban areas/ cities becoming overpopulated. This issue s very big in australia, as many cities are overpopulated, and rural towns have very little people as jobs close down. 

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Death rattle for the carbon tax 

Death rattle for the carbon tax  | Geographical processes | Scoop.it
BOTH the Labor and Liberal Parties will spend $3.8 billion on household assistance packages while simultaneously scrapping the carbon tax, which was initially conceived to pay for them.
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Thi article talks about how they are scrapping the carbon tax. This issue affects most of asutralia, but particulary big businesses and factories in cities. The reason we have the need for the carbon tax is that humans have released too many pollutants into the air and it has caused a need to cut it down. 

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Driving the Sustainable Waste Management Agenda in Queensland

Driving the Sustainable Waste Management Agenda in Queensland | Geographical processes | Scoop.it
img alt=Adam Read Driving the Sustainable Waste Management Agenda in Queensland src=content/dam/wmw/online-articles/2013/07/Adam%20Read_300.jpg style=float: right; title=Adam Read Driving the Sustainable Waste Management Agenda in Queensland This...
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This article is on a seminar on waste management, which discusses how other countries handle waste management and how Australia should do the same. 

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Mining or farming: What's polluting the Great Barrier Reef? : Renew Economy

Mining or farming: What's polluting the Great Barrier Reef? : Renew Economy | Geographical processes | Scoop.it
Agricultural runoff is a major issue for the GBR, but is being managed with some success. The major coal port development, however, not so much.
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This article talks about how agricultural runoff is a massive problem for the great barier reef. it causes the coral and fish to die and become much less populated. This issue occurs all through the great barrier reef, as there are farms all along north queensland coast. Humans have caused such problems to the reef, but it is hard to fix when humans keep coming back, because of tourism. 

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