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The country with a $50k fine for carrying a plastic bag

As Australia tries to punch its way out of a plastic bag problem, Africa is one place to look for guidance. Twenty-four nations there have banned …

Syria: extinguishing the flame of the revolution

Bashar al-Assad faces more challenges, but momentum in military campaigns is a difficult thing to stop.

Visualizing the Prolific Plastic Problem in Our Oceans

on April 21, 2018 at 11:31 am<p>Shares 1.9K<p>In February of 2018, a dead sperm whale washed up on along the picturesque shoreline of Cabo de Palos in …

Pollution

A Timelapse of Dubai's Astonishing Growth (1960-2021)

Video: A Timelapse of Dubai’s Astonishing Growth<p>on April 28, 2018 at 11:24 am<p>Shares 649<p>Dubai’s transformation from a fishing village to a global real …

A Deep Dive Into the World's Oceans, Lakes, and Drill Holes

A Deep Dive Into the World’s Oceans, Lakes, and Drill Holes<p><i>Today’s chart is best viewed full-screen. Explore the high resolution version by clicking</i> …

US no great loss to TPP for Aussie winemakers

Agricultural leaders pledged to provide the Trade Minister Steve Ciobo with whatever support is necessary to keep the Trans-Pacific Partnership alive …

Trump has created an international 'free-for-all' that could cause huge waves in the global economy

• <b>President Donald Trump authorised new tariffs on steel and aluminium last week.</b>• <b><br>Trump justified the tariffs by saying they were needed to ensure</b> …

Trump administration trying to destroy global trading system, Craig Emerson says

"The Turnbull government seems to be doing everything possible to get a satisfactory resolution but it doesn’t seem to count for much when you have a …

Infrastructure Australia reveals top priorities to fix Sydney's $15 billion congestion problem

On Monday, NSW Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres and Roads Minister Melinda Pavey acted on an Infrastructure Australia recommendation and …

At least 217 dead after powerful quake hits Mexico – as it happened

Death toll is expected to rise after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes 120km from Mexico City, collapsing buildings and killing at least 217 people<p>5.16pm BST<p>Related: Mexico earthquake: rescue crews search for survivors as death toll rises – live<p>9.57am BST<p>Read more here:<p>Related: At least 217 dead …

Central Mexico earthquake kills more than 200, topples buildings

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday's powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing scores and leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings.<p>At least 216 people died in Mexico City -- the country's capital -- and in the states of Puebla, …

Natural Disasters

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Bangalore is the worst city in the world for unchecked urbanisation TV Ramachandra, Indian Institute of Science<p>The city stretches so far. It is like a new world where I know no​​ one and nothing Tan Guo, returning resident<p>African cities cannot become sustainable by building roads. They must embrace …

Geography

Once Written Off for Dead, the Aral Sea Is Now Full of Life

ARALSK DISTRICT, KAZAKHSTAN<p>Thanks to large-scale restoration efforts, the North Aral Sea has seen a resurgence of fish—a boon to the communities that rely on it.<p>Omirserik Ibragimov fixed his gaze on the hole he had carved out from the frozen Aral Sea. The 25-year-old’s hands moved steadily, pulling …

Mexico Earthquake Kills Hundreds, Trapping Many Under Rubble

MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, toppling buildings, killing children in a school that collapsed, rattling the capital and sending people flooding into the streets for the second time in just two weeks.<p>Early Wednesday, the director of Mexico’s civil protection …

Mexico City

Mexico earthquake: Buildings damaged as magnitude 7.2 quake hits

A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake has rocked Mexico and left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only …

Potent Mexico City earthquake was a rare 'bending' quake, study finds – and it could happen again

<i>Leer en español.</i><p>Six months have passed since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, toppling 40 buildings and killing over 300, but the …

Why the property market in Sydney's CBD is attracting a new type of buyer

Sales agent Monique Lavers of Sydney Cove Property says the residential property market in Sydney’s central business district has experienced a huge …

Work suspended after dam collapses at one of Australia's largest gold mines

The Cadia mine is owned by Newcrest Mining, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world.<p>Newcrest were unable to confirm whether the recent …

Greens back farmers in ‘David vs Goliath’ fight against mining and gas

KEEP FIGHTING: Greens MLC Mehreen Faruqi spoke with farmers on the Liverpool Plains, along with those fighting against coal seam gas in the Pilliga …

Is the Santos CSG waste water experiment safe?

A Santos CSG waste water experiment near Narrabri has gone ahead despite limited assurances as to its safety. read now...

Wastewater

Big brother watches wildlife

Birds eye view: The new camera is helping authorities to monitor wildlife inhabiting the remote wetland near Moree. Photo: Office of Environment and …

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Blue-green algae on Lake Albert worsens | Photos, Video

of<p>Algae turns Lake Albert green<p>Families and lake-goers had a huge shock this week when they discovered the blue-green algae on Lake Albert had …

These 6 Eye-Popping Charts Show How the World is Improving

These 6 Charts Show How the World is Improving<p><i>View the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here.</i><p>It only takes a few minutes of …

BBC 2 Teacher Resources – Green Square

Building Better Cities 2<p>Green Square<p>Previsit activities and post excursion resources<p>To help students better understand the geographical concepts …

The world loves Sydney. Australians aren’t that fussed

While foreign immigrants continue to descend on Sydney, making it their gap-year playground, lifestyle retreat or refuge from danger, Australian …

These are Asia's cities to watch

At the heart of every emerging economy are the dynamic cities powering their rapid development.<p>Across Asia, many of these enterprising cities have …

Three visions for Sydney's density as 2.4 million more people call it home

Infrastructure Australia chief executive Philip Davies said that despite these pressures, Sydney needed to embrace growth and plan accordingly, …

Half of world's oceans now fished industrially, maps reveal

Data gathered from more than 70,000 vessels shows commercial fishing now covers a greater surface area than agriculture<p>More than half the world’s oceans are being fished by industrial vessels, new research reveals.<p>The maps based on feedback from more than 70,000 vessels show commercial fishing …

Fishing