Renee Coombes

111 Added | 13 Magazines | @ReneeCoombes | I began studying Geography because I wanted to know more about the changing world that we live in.

9 things you need to know about the Boost Juice business

The juice bars market has been dominated by high profile franchise brand Boost Juice Bars. Here's what you need to know.<p>1. Boost Juice Bars, launched …

To conquer or connect: Negotiating the cultural clash at Uluru

It is 30 years this month since Uluru was handed back to traditional owners. Today there are tensions between Western and Indigenous ideas on how the …

Australia

Quick facts: What you need to know about the Nepal Earthquake

<i>Editor's note: This article was originally published April 26, 2015; it was updated March 28, 2016 to reflect the latest information.</i><p>On Saturday, …

Natural Disasters

Nepal earthquake: Magnitude-7.3 quake strikes near Everest base camp; at least 66 killed

At least 66 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured after a magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck north-eastern Nepal, just over two weeks …

Natural Disasters

Nepal earthquake of 2015 | Magnitude, Death Toll, Aftermath, Facts

<b>Alternative Title:</b> Gorkha earthquake<p><b>Nepal earthquake of 2015</b>, also called <b>Gorkha earthquake</b>, severe earthquake that struck near the city of Kathmandu …

The myth of ethical investment

Did you know that Woolworths now controls 14,000 poker machines? The supermarket company has followed the money down the street to the pub, where …

Farmers continue to debate the merits of genetically modified crops as Monsanto marks 20 years of GM in Australia - ABC Rural - ABC News

As chemical giant Monsanto marks 20 years of genetically modified crops in Australia, farmers remain divided about the merits of GM crops.<p>Cotton was …

Slash and Burn Agriculture

<b>Slash and burn agriculture is a widely used method of growing food in which wild or forested land is clear cut and any remaining vegetation …

India plants 66 million trees in 12 hours in record-breaking bid to meet Paris Agreement promise

India has broken its own world record by planting 66 million trees in just 12 hours, according to a Government official, in a bid to honour a pledge …

India

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Sustainable management of the forest

Sustainable management of the forest<p>Brazil needs to exploit the Amazon's resources to develop, so leaving it untouched is not an option.<p>Uncontrolled and unchecked exploitation can cause irreversible damage such as loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, flooding and climate change. So, sustainable use …

Ecology

Solutions to Deforestation

The causes of deforestation and degradation vary from region to region. In the tropics, agribusiness clears forests to make space for things like …

Sustainability

15 emerging agriculture technologies that will change the world

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging</i> …

Farming

Precision Agriculture

Farmers use advanced weighing, monitoring and surveying technologies to fine tune their practices and grow better crops.

Factbox: GM foods in Australia

Currently, the only genetically modified food crops produced in Australia are canola and cotton, but a variety of other GM foods can be imported and …

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Generation ambition: hard working Millennial entrepreneurs buck the stereotype

Jandegian and Herbert launched Aqualove this year, funding the venture using a $100,000 loan from a beverage importing business they started together …

Small Business

Why Small Businesses Fail In Australia

It’s an extremely sad sign of the times when you’re confronted with a myriad of 'for lease' signs in shop windows along major shopping hubs.<p>While the …

Small Business

Aussie small business success stories

<b>Shoes of Prey</b><p>Founded in 2009 by friends Michael Fox, Jodie Fox and Michael Knapp, Shoes of Prey sells "the perfect shoe" by giving customers complete …

Meet Mr Aquabumps, surf paparazzi

Just to be clear, Mr Tan worked bloody hard to get to where he is today, widely recognised as Australia's most successful surf photographer, with …

Plan your own enterprise

The 2017 Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) competition winners have been announced at a special event at CPA Australia’s Melbourne office.<p>PYOE invites …

World Banana Forum | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The World Banana Forum (WBF) is a space where the main stakeholders of the global banana supply-chain work together to achieve consensus on best …

Bananas Exports by Country

Exported bananas sales<p>Banana exports by country totaled US$11.8 billion in 2016, up by an average 30.9% for all banana shippers over the five-year …

'Panama Disease' Throws Banana Industry into Global Crisis

Is this the end of the banana?<p>A new strain of disease has caused banana production to collapse in parts of Asia, Africa and Australia. Called the …

Banana Producing Countries - World Top Ten

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Bad news for banana fans

According to plant pathologist Ioannis Stergiopoulos, a fast-advancing disease compound, known as the Sigatoka complex, could be a lethal threat to …