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Iron Road Announces Proposed New Port in Eyre Peninsula of South Australia
 
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Iron Road Announces Proposed Export Solution New Port Option to Open South Australia to Capesize Bulk Carriers Iron Road Limited (Iron Road, ASX: IRD) is pleased to announce details of a proposed export infrastructure solution for the Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP) with significant positive implications for the State of South Australia. Highlights * Iron Road has secured sufficient land at Cape Hardy on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula for a proposed deep water, 30Mtpa bulk export port facility, capable of loading various size bulk carriers, including Capesize vessels. * The Company plans to export 20Mtpa of high quality iron concentrates for at least 30 years. Initial CEIP export requirement allows for an additional 10Mtpa of capacity for third-party users from inception of operations at the port facility. * Port design supports straightforward expansion beyond initial 30Mtpa capacity with minimal impact. * Site selected after review of alternatives and a requirement to fulfil a number of environmental, community, technical and economic criteria. * Proposed port will fulfil the export infrastructure requirements of the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) currently under way for the CEIP. * Standard gauge heavy rail to deliver product from mine to port, with route options to potentially allow future connection into the national rail network. This future connection would unlock a cargo catchment from 25% of the Australian landmass. * The CEIP is South Australia's largest resources project since Olympic Dam and could ultimately deliver around one billion tonnes of high quality concentrates. For full details, please visit: http://www.ironroadlimited.com.au/
Views: 6212 Shane Murphy
Whyalla SA SOUTH AUSTRALIA
 
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Whyalla (33°02′S, 137°34′E) is a city and seaport located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. In 1941 the first ship from the new shipyard, HMAS Whyalla, was launched and the blast furnace became operational. By 1943 the population was more than 5,000. On 31 March 1943 the Murray River pipeline from Morgan became operational. In 1945 the city came under combined company and public administration and the shipyard began producing commercial ships. In 1948 displaced persons began arriving from Europe. In 1958 the Company decided to build an integrated steelworks at Whyalla. They were completed in 1965. In the following year salt began to be harvested and coke ovens were built. The population grew extremely rapidly, and the South Australian Housing Trust was building 500 houses a year to cope with the demand. Plans for a city of 100,000 were produced by the Department of Lands. A second pipeline from Morgan was built to cope with the demand. In 1970 the city adopted full local government status. Fierce competition from Japanese ship builders resulted in the closing of the shipyards in 1978, which were at the time the largest in Australia. From a peak population of 33,000 in 1976 the population dropped rapidly. A decline in the BHP iron and steel industry since 1981 also impacted employment. The BHP long products division was divested in 2000 to form OneSteel which is the sole producer of rail and steel sleepers in Australia. From 2004 northern South Australia enjoyed a mining boom and Whyalla found itself well placed to benefit from new ventures, being situated on the edge of the Gawler Craton. The city experienced an economic upturn with the population slowly increasing and the unemployment rate falling to a more typical level. In late 2006 the Whyalla City Council began planning for a new industrial estate close to the One Steel Whyalla plant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whyalla DON PUGH
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Australia Vlog #31 - Eyre Peninsula
 
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September 5th-17th 2017 Long one! As we entered South Australia, our first stop was Coober Pedy. A fascinating rural, opal mining town where we visited underground churches and the Breakaways. This incredible landscape, including the Moon Plains, has been seen in many films such as Mad Max 3. We then followed the road all the way to Port Augusta and the Eyre Peninsula. We took the Seafood Frontier Way from Port Augusta down to Port Lincoln, up to Ceduna and back across to Port Augusta. We visited lots of little fishing towns and George even did a spot of fishing. It was so nice to be back by the ocean again. We managed to see a Southern Right Whale and calf off the coast of Port Lincoln, which was amazing, there was also a sea lion jumping about. We saw the colony of Australian Sea Lions at Point Labatt. The whole coast was so beautiful, if a bit windy at times. Back inland, we drove through Kimba back to Port Augusta and into the mountains. Music: A DAY OFF by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas Music provided by AudioKing https://goo.gl/Xvx1Xg Morning Sun by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/UzCFTyluxic Indie Disco by Ben Fawkes https://soundcloud.com/benfawkes Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/9yN_wLfNA9g Please like, subscribe, comment, share... all that :) Twitter: hollyybowen Instagram: hollyybowen
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Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
 
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Lazy days under the beach umbrella. Cold beers around a barbecue sizzling with the day's catch. Historic wooden jetties that lead right out to where the fish are biting. And sunsets over boat-filled bays. The toughest thing about a trip to Yorke Peninsula is dragging yourself off the beach. But there's plenty to see "off-shore" ... like kicking up your heels at the world's largest Cornish festival; wandering through time in historic copper mining towns; meeting entrepreneurs and enthusiasts on the Yorke Peninsula Home Grown Trail; strolling along coastal trails and hiking through rugged bushland at Innes National Park. With more than 600 kilometres of coastline and a host of sunny seaside towns, "Yorkes" is much loved by South Australians. And many of its best beaches are just a couple of hours from Adelaide. "Please take me to Australia - find photos, videos, accommodation, sightseeing, tours, car rentals, package holidays and attractions around Australia. A total solution for your holiday, vacation or travel plans. http://pleasetakemeto.com"
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Whyalla SA SOUTH AUSTRALIA PART 2 OF 3
 
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Whyalla (33°02′S, 137°34′E) is a city and seaport located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. In 1941 the first ship from the new shipyard, HMAS Whyalla, was launched and the blast furnace became operational. By 1943 the population was more than 5,000. On 31 March 1943 the Murray River pipeline from Morgan became operational. In 1945 the city came under combined company and public administration and the shipyard began producing commercial ships. In 1948 displaced persons began arriving from Europe. In 1958 the Company decided to build an integrated steelworks at Whyalla. They were completed in 1965. In the following year salt began to be harvested and coke ovens were built. The population grew extremely rapidly, and the South Australian Housing Trust was building 500 houses a year to cope with the demand. Plans for a city of 100,000 were produced by the Department of Lands. A second pipeline from Morgan was built to cope with the demand. In 1970 the city adopted full local government status. Fierce competition from Japanese ship builders resulted in the closing of the shipyards in 1978, which were at the time the largest in Australia. From a peak population of 33,000 in 1976 the population dropped rapidly. A decline in the BHP iron and steel industry since 1981 also impacted employment. The BHP long products division was divested in 2000 to form OneSteel which is the sole producer of rail and steel sleepers in Australia. From 2004 northern South Australia enjoyed a mining boom and Whyalla found itself well placed to benefit from new ventures, being situated on the edge of the Gawler Craton. The city experienced an economic upturn with the population slowly increasing and the unemployment rate falling to a more typical level. In late 2006 the Whyalla City Council began planning for a new industrial estate close to the One Steel Whyalla plant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whyalla«
Views: 2884 Donald Pugh
Whyalla SA SOUTH AUSTRALIA PART 1 OF 3
 
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Whyalla (33°02′S, 137°34′E) is a city and seaport located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. In 1941 the first ship from the new shipyard, HMAS Whyalla, was launched and the blast furnace became operational. By 1943 the population was more than 5,000. On 31 March 1943 the Murray River pipeline from Morgan became operational. In 1945 the city came under combined company and public administration and the shipyard began producing commercial ships. In 1948 displaced persons began arriving from Europe. In 1958 the Company decided to build an integrated steelworks at Whyalla. They were completed in 1965. In the following year salt began to be harvested and coke ovens were built. The population grew extremely rapidly, and the South Australian Housing Trust was building 500 houses a year to cope with the demand. Plans for a city of 100,000 were produced by the Department of Lands. A second pipeline from Morgan was built to cope with the demand. In 1970 the city adopted full local government status. Fierce competition from Japanese ship builders resulted in the closing of the shipyards in 1978, which were at the time the largest in Australia. From a peak population of 33,000 in 1976 the population dropped rapidly. A decline in the BHP iron and steel industry since 1981 also impacted employment. The BHP long products division was divested in 2000 to form OneSteel which is the sole producer of rail and steel sleepers in Australia. From 2004 northern South Australia enjoyed a mining boom and Whyalla found itself well placed to benefit from new ventures, being situated on the edge of the Gawler Craton. The city experienced an economic upturn with the population slowly increasing and the unemployment rate falling to a more typical level. In late 2006 the Whyalla City Council began planning for a new industrial estate close to the One Steel Whyalla plant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whyalla«
Views: 1035 Donald Pugh
Mining South Australia 2011 - Interview with John Anderson
 
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We had the opportunity to interview John Anderson, Managing Director of Investigator Resources Ltd. He will be speaking at IIR's Mining South Australia on the 6-7th of December 2011 in Whyalla. 1. How is Investigator Resources working toward silver, gold, and copper discovery on the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas? 2. Can you run me through a bit more about these new concepts and modern exploration techniques that Investigator is currently pioneering? 3. And can you run me through some of these multiple targets, particularly with regards to silver that you've identified northwest of Kimba, with some of your initial drill intersections? 4. And what are your high potential copper/gold targets like in the northeast of the Yorke Peninsula? 5. You're speaking at IIR's Mining South Australia Conference on the 6th and 7th of December in 2011 in Whyalla. What would you like delegates to gain from attending your presentation? [email protected] +61 2 9080 4090 http://www.iir.com.au/sa/dm http://www.iir.com.au/linkedin/regionalmining http://www.twitter.com/iirmining http://www.youtube.com/user/iiraustralia
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Whyalla SA SOUTH AUSTRALIA PART 3 OF 3
 
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Whyalla (33°02′S, 137°34′E) is a city and seaport located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. In 1941 the first ship from the new shipyard, HMAS Whyalla, was launched and the blast furnace became operational. By 1943 the population was more than 5,000. On 31 March 1943 the Murray River pipeline from Morgan became operational. In 1945 the city came under combined company and public administration and the shipyard began producing commercial ships. In 1948 displaced persons began arriving from Europe. In 1958 the Company decided to build an integrated steelworks at Whyalla. They were completed in 1965. In the following year salt began to be harvested and coke ovens were built. The population grew extremely rapidly, and the South Australian Housing Trust was building 500 houses a year to cope with the demand. Plans for a city of 100,000 were produced by the Department of Lands. A second pipeline from Morgan was built to cope with the demand. In 1970 the city adopted full local government status. Fierce competition from Japanese ship builders resulted in the closing of the shipyards in 1978, which were at the time the largest in Australia. From a peak population of 33,000 in 1976 the population dropped rapidly. A decline in the BHP iron and steel industry since 1981 also impacted employment. The BHP long products division was divested in 2000 to form OneSteel which is the sole producer of rail and steel sleepers in Australia. From 2004 northern South Australia enjoyed a mining boom and Whyalla found itself well placed to benefit from new ventures, being situated on the edge of the Gawler Craton. The city experienced an economic upturn with the population slowly increasing and the unemployment rate falling to a more typical level. In late 2006 the Whyalla City Council began planning for a new industrial estate close to the One Steel Whyalla plant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whyalla«
Views: 932 Donald Pugh
Investigator Resources Paris Silver Project : Animation
 
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The three-dimensional visualisation of the Peterlumbo tenement and in particular the exciting Paris Project, highlights the opportunities the project not only offers the Peterlumbo Joint Venture in which Investigator holds 75% interest and is manager, but also offers the economic development of the Eyre Peninsula region. The fly through enhances the visual representation of the distribution of the drillholes, intersections and modelled orebody, and the relationship to the geology. This highlights the shallow and semi-continuous nature of the flat-lying silver mineralisation that is potentially amenable to conventional open-pit mining methods.
Flood of grain
 
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Farmers in South Australia are frustrated over the lack of silo space to store their bumper harvest.
Kapunda SA
 
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The back roads of Kapunda on the way home.
1989 TTGGMC Fieldtrip DR03
 
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Adnoorak 1989 TTGGMC Fieldtrip DR03 Tea Tree Gully Gem and Mineral Club Field Trip VHS Video Collection by David Richardson. Unfortunately, specific dates of these fieldtrips are not known to me, but an indicator at the start of several events (70-50-1989) suggests 1989-1990. That aside, David has captured club members out-and-about enjoying their fossicking and mineral collecting hobby. This video runs for about 12 minutes, and includes field trips to Iron Monarch open cut mine, visit to Bill Kenny’s collection at Whyalla, fieldtrip to Sinclair Gap Lake for gypsum (scrub scene only), and Sally Richardson’s birthday party. The Iron Monarch open cut mine is in the Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia and was an active mine at the time as a source for iron ore. Minerals found included Calcite, Galena, Gypsum, Hematite, and Wardite. A more complete mineral list is available from the mindat.org website: https://www.mindat.org/loc-158.html Mel.
Eyre Peninsula | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Eyre Peninsula Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Eyre Peninsula is a triangular peninsula in South Australia. It is bounded on the east by Spencer Gulf, the west by the Great Australian Bight, and the north by the Gawler Ranges. It is named after explorer Edward John Eyre who explored parts of the region in 1839-1841. The coastline was first charted by the expeditions of Matthew Flinders in 1801-1802 and French explorer Nicolas Baudin around the same time. The region's economy is primarily agricultural, with growing aquaculture, mining and tourism sectors. The main townships are Port Lincoln in the south, Whyalla and Port Augusta in the north east, and Ceduna in the northwest.
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The "Australian Farmer" Granite Sculpture
 
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The "Australian Farmer" was sculpted by artist Marijan Bekic in the small farming town of Wudinna, South Australia. It is a reflection of life, spirit and soul of the farming community and is expressed through a summary of stylized and symbolical expressions created and carved in a human form. The "Australian Farmer" celebrates the spirit of Australian farming communities from pioneering days to the challenges of rural living today.
Views: 156 Wudinna Agency
Nullarbor Nights
 
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Thanks to Paul Simon for the song. It pissed down later and my cheap tent leaked, lovely.
Voices against 'Merchant of Death' BHP Billiton
 
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On November 29, protesters from South Australia to Colombia to Japan raised their voices in protest against "Merchant of Death" BHP Billiton at the 2012 annual general meeting of this largest mining company in the world. Mining and exporting uranium, displacing Indigenous communities and exploiting workers were some of the "dirty deeds" exposed.
Views: 218 GreenLeftTV
Scherer Farming video
 
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This priceless video was compiled from Super 8 films recorded by the Scherer family on their 1000 acre farm near Cockaleechie in South Australia during the late 1950's and early 1960's. It shows all operations of a typical farming season at that time, including ploughing, burning, sowing, cutting hay, harvesting, bag sowing and haulage.
Views: 5121 John Gladigau
Garden Railways - Eyre Peninsula Division - Operating Day, 31/10/2013 (3)
 
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This video shows the second train of the session arriving at Kapinnie and the subsequent shunt interrupted by the arrival of the Fageol Railmotor and trailer. The Fageol returns to Yeenlanna to cross the down Lock passenger movement hauled by the Z class 4-4-0.
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The Breakaways , Coober Pedy , South Australia Dec 2017
 
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A beautiful morning driving through the Breakaways about 30km North of Coober Pedy , South Australia and sent the drone ( dji Spark ) up to put this short clip together.
Views: 80 Naked Bacon
Eyre Peninsula | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Eyre Peninsula Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Eyre Peninsula is a triangular peninsula in South Australia. It is bounded on the east by Spencer Gulf, the west by the Great Australian Bight, and the north by the Gawler Ranges. It is named after explorer Edward John Eyre who explored parts of the region in 1839-1841. The coastline was first charted by the expeditions of Matthew Flinders in 1801-1802 and French explorer Nicolas Baudin around the same time. The region's economy is primarily agricultural, with growing aquaculture, mining and tourism sectors. The main townships are Port Lincoln in the south, Whyalla and Port Augusta in the north east, and Ceduna in the northwest.
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Harbhajan Khera
 
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Harbhajan Khera at Griffith
Tessa and Jorja WA to NSW 2016
 
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Perth Southern Cross Frasers Range Station Caiguna Mundrabilla Great Australian Bight Nullarbor Road House Ceduna (Racing/Shelly Beach) Port Augusta Wentworth Showgrounds Perry Sandhills Wentworth River (Darling River meets Murray River) Old Wentworth Gaol Wentworth Showgrounds Victoria/South Australian Border Burra Mine World Ends Road Shelly Beach (Ceduna) Nullabor South Australian/Western Australian Border Western Australia Quarantine Kalgoorlie Super Pit Rabbit Proof Fence Perth
Views: 271 Jorja King
30 years of exports from Port Bonython
 
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 marked 30 years to the day since the first shipment of crude oil left the export jetty at Santos' Port Bonython plant near Whyalla in South Australia. To commemorate this milestone, we spoke to the people overseeing the operation today and those who made it happen all those years ago.
Views: 152 SantosLtd
GPSA November Snapshot
 
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Grain Producers SA chair Wade Dabinett gives you a rundown on some of the things the organisation has been doing for its members over the past month. For more information visit www,grainproducerssa.com.au.
Views: 55 Grain Producers SA
Pajero 4WD driving to beach at Port Lincoln National Park
 
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Pajero 4WDing in Port Lincoln national park, South Australia
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Prairie Downs Metals (ASX:PDZ): ABN Newswire Video Jan 21, 2011
 
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Prairie Downs Metals Limited (ASX:PDZ) announced the results of a phase one drill program at the Prairie Downs Base Metals Joint Venture Project. A new high-grade mineralized zone was intersected returning 11.1% zinc, 8.0% lead and 73 grams of silver per tonne over 8 meters. Further drilling to test this and other targets are planned for the coming months as part of the joint venture agreement with Ivernia Australia Exploration Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ivernia Inc. (TSE:IVW). BC Iron Limited (ASX:BCI) has entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement with 19.9% shareholder Regent Pacific Group Limited (HKG:0575) under which Regent Pacific proposes to acquire all the BC Iron shares not already owned by Regent Pacific at A$3.30 per BC Iron share. This Offer values the fully diluted equity in BC Iron at approximately A$345 million, an all time high price for BC Iron Limited. Regent Pacific intents to become a long term player in both the growth and development of BC Iron and the Australian iron ore sector. Middle Island Resources Limited (ASX:MDI) has completed an 800m trenching programme at the Morley Prospect on the Reo Project in Burkina Faso. The programme generated intercepts of 11m at 7.97g/t and 6m at 3.88g/t Au, consistent with previous Newmont trenching results. MDI considers that the Reo Project has the potential to host a significant gold deposit and is embarking on a comprehensive exploration program to test this concept. Archer Exploration Limited (ASX:AXE) will commence a ground gravity survey on 25th January 2011 to identify buried hematite at Wildhorse Plains, located on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Followed by the ground gravity survey, drilling is planned to commence early February 2011. The Eyre Peninsula is the most prominent area for South Australia's iron deposits. Previous work by Archer has identified significant hematite rich rocks with Fe grades greater than 60%.
Views: 349 ABN Newswire
Moomba Gas & Oil Field Helicopter Ride 2014
 
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While working at the Moomba Oil & Gas site I was lucky to be invited on a helicopter ride along at sunrise. The Australian desert is a beautiful place...except the flies!
Views: 690 Domenic Clemente
Whyalla Ore Trains 1
 
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Trains on the Whyalla narrow gauge tramway.
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Giant Australian Cuttlefish breeding grounds present economic opportunities & demand full protection
 
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http://cuttlefishcountry.com Green's MLC Mark Parnell describes the value of the marine environment near Point Lowly from under the shadow of the proposed Port Bonython developments. In this video, he shares his perspective on the social, economic and environmental values of the Giant Cuttlefish aggregation, and calls for a greater level of protection for the area. One third of the breeding ground is currently proposed as a 'no take on cuttlefish' zone- part of the South Australian Marine Parks provisional plan. Meanwhile, exciting alternative or parallel opportunities exist for ecotourism and the growth of healthy sustainable fisheries. Sadly, the voices of the mining industry and its supporting services are heard almost exclusively, despite their limited working-lives and finite supply of mineral resources. Increasing pressure on the marine environment at Point Lowly by reducing protection for these sensitive fish nurseries from industry and perpetuating poorly managed fisheries presents a disasterous future direction for Cuttlefish Country. Find out more at http://cuttlefishcountry.com
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Colony of South Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Colony of South Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The history of South Australia refers to the history of the Australian State of South Australia and its preceding Indigenous and British colonial societies. Aboriginal Australians have lived in South Australia for tens of thousands of years, while British colonists arrived in the 19th century to establish a free colony, with no convict settlers. European explorers were sent deep into the interior, discovering some pastoral land but mainly large tracts of desert terrain. The colony became a cradle of democratic reform in Australia. The Parliament of South Australia was formed in 1857, when the colony was granted self-government. Women were granted the vote in the 1890s. South Australia became a State of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 following a vote to federate with the other British colonies of Australia. While it has a smaller population than the eastern States, South Australia has often been at the vanguard of political and social change in Australia.
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Colony of South Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Colony of South Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The history of South Australia refers to the history of the Australian State of South Australia and its preceding Indigenous and British colonial societies. Aboriginal Australians have lived in South Australia for tens of thousands of years, while British colonists arrived in the 19th century to establish a free colony, with no convict settlers. European explorers were sent deep into the interior, discovering some pastoral land but mainly large tracts of desert terrain. The colony became a cradle of democratic reform in Australia. The Parliament of South Australia was formed in 1857, when the colony was granted self-government. Women were granted the vote in the 1890s. South Australia became a State of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 following a vote to federate with the other British colonies of Australia. While it has a smaller population than the eastern States, South Australia has often been at the vanguard of political and social change in Australia.
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BHP IRON ORE TRAIN
 
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145km south west of port hedland
Views: 116 Brett Angelo
Australian Market Report of July 8, 2010
 
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Australian share market delivered its biggest gains in five weeks this morning as the Dow Jones industrials bounced back to over 10,000 points overnight and commodities prices also rose. The Australian shares surged more than 2 per cent in early trade, with stronger materials, financial and energy sectors. On the economic front Thursday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases jobless rate for June. Company News Australian miner Cockatoo Coal (ASX:COK) has teamed up with Electricity monopoly Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) (SEO:015760) and Korean steel maker POSCO (SEO:005490) to acquire five mines from UK mining company Anglo American (LON:AAL). Cockatoo has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Anglo American's interest in three projects in Queensland, and 30 per cent interests in each of two further projects in New South Wales. The total consideration of the deal between the consortium and Anglo American will be A$580 million. Cockatoo's share of the total purchase price is A$105.5 million. Its 30 per cent interest in Sutton Forest project in NSW will be funded by POSCO subscribing for A$21.5 million worth of shares in Cockatoo at A$0.467 per share, Cockatoo said in a statement. Blue Energy Limited (ASX:BUL) has agreed to a request from Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) (SEO:036460) to extend the expiry date on the farmin option by 8 months to 28 February 2011. KOGAS requested an extension of the farmin option due to the recent taxation uncertainty and exploration delays associated with the severe flooding events occurred between December 2009 and March 2010. Blue Energy says it is committed to working with KOGAS as a strategic partner and has agreed to the request. Centrex Metals Ltd (ASX:CXM) has completed financial close of its magnetite joint venture with Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Co (WISCO). Centrex transferred 60 per cent of the iron ore rights across five of its exploration licences on the Eyre Peninsula to WISCO. The Chinese steel maker paid Centrex A$51.5 million as the first instalment for the purchase of the iron ore rights, and A$50 million into the joint venture exploration account as the first instalment of its exploration work commitment. The payments by WISCO form the first instalments of the unconditional transaction terms. The companies aim to develop two, five million tonne a year iron ore mines on the peninsula over the next four to five years.
Views: 251 ABN Newswire
Our Whitsunday Boating Adventure Travel Vlog
 
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We travelled to Airlie Beach QLD with our boat and went island hopping. There are 74 Islands all up along the Great Barrier Reef and we only got to step foot on 3 of them. We are heading back very soon to do some more exploring.
Views: 1069 Freedom Followers
Help save the Giant Australian Cuttlefish of Whyalla! Sign this petition NOW!
 
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http://cuttlefishcountry.com Dan Monceaux is currently directing the documentary film and video series 'Cuttlefish Country'. The story begins with the disappearance of 225,000 Giant Australian Cuttlefish who simply didn't show up for this year's annual breeding migration. Was it something in the water? Were they fished? Were they trawled up as bycatch from another fishing industry? Whatever the case, what this amazing and vulnerable population doesn't need right now is more pressure, as threatened by proposed industrial development! The Giant Australian Cuttlefish of Whyalla and Point Lowly are growing in popularity as an international ecotourim hit, and their population deserves to be freed from the salty brine threat a desalination plant represents. Help save the cuttlefish by visitng the Cuttlefish Country website, clicking through to the petition and signing away. Don't forget to share the link with your friends on Facebook and Twitter while you're at it! The South Australian Government are behaving as if they're blind to the opportunity the Giant Australian Cuttlefish present the people of Whyalla to foster a parallel, sustainable economy to the town's industrial core. It is also ignoring the evidence presented by independent experts who have identified gaping holes in proponet BHP Billiton's risk assessment of potential ecological damage. After announcing his departure from the Premier's seat on October 20, Mike Rann has accellerated negotiations with BHP Billiton to close the 30 billion dollar deal and excluded his successor Jay Weatherill from privilege of witnessing the closing sessions. Eager to add the Olympic Dam mine expansion to his list of achievements, we MUST stop Mike from destroying the fish nurseries of the Upper Spencer Gulf. Once they're gone, they're gone for good.
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Anthony Smith, CSIRO, 'Sustainability of Australian fisheries from a global perspective'
 
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Anthony Smith, CSIRO, presenting at ABARES Outlook Conference 2011 (1-2 March, Canberra Australia) on the 'sustainability of Australian fisheries from a global perspective'. Download presentation: http://daff.gov.au/__data/assets/powerpoint_doc/0011/1894250/Tony_Smith_-_Australian_Fisheries.ppt
Views: 486 ABARES Outlook 2011
James Findlay, AFMA  - 'Commonwealth fisheries management - what's beyond sustainability'
 
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James Findlay, Australian Fisheries Management Authority, presenting at ABARES Outlook 2011 (1 - 2 March 2011, Canberra Australia) on 'Commonwealth fisheries management - what's beyond sustainability'. Download presentation: http://daff.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1894252/Outlook_Confrence_address_-_James_Findlay1.pdf
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Environment of Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_of_Australia 00:00:57 1 Issues 00:02:51 2 Protected areas 00:04:17 3 Land 00:06:25 4 Water 00:07:09 5 Carbon dioxide emissions 00:07:50 6 State of the Environment reports 00:08:01 6.1 Commonwealth of Australia 00:09:44 6.2 New South Wales 00:10:00 6.3 Victoria 00:10:09 6.4 South Australia 00:10:18 6.5 Western Australia 00:13:28 6.6 Tasmania 00:13:39 6.7 Australian Capital Territory 00:13:49 6.8 Northern Territory 00:14:07 7 Environment organizations 00:14:31 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9436713570254605 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Australian environment ranges from virtually pristine Antarctic territory and rainforests to degraded industrial areas of major cities. Forty distinct ecoregions have been identified across the Australian mainland and islands. Central Australia has a very dry climate. The interior has a number of deserts while most of the coastal areas are populated. Northern Australia experiences tropical cyclones while much of the country is prone to periodic drought. Agriculture and mining are the predominant land uses which affect the Australian environment. The management of the impact on the environment from the mining industry, the protection of the Great Barrier Reef, forests and native animals are recurring issues of conservation. Clean Up Australia Day was an initiative developed in 1989 to collaboratively clean up local areas and is held on the first Sunday of autumn (in March).
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The Secrets Hidden In Plain Sight
 
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Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism.
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Colony of Western Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Colony of Western Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The human history of Western Australia commenced between 40,000 and 60,000 years ago with the arrival of Indigenous Australians on the northwest coast. The first inhabitants expanded the range of their settlement to the east and south of the continent. The first recorded European contact was in 1616, when Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog landed on the west coast. Although many expeditions visited the coast during the next 200 years, there was no lasting attempt at establishment of a permanent settlement until December 1826 when an expedition on behalf of the New South Wales colonial government, led by Major Edmund Lockyer, landed at King George Sound. On 21 January 1827 Lockyer formally took possession of the western third of the continent of Australia for the British Crown. This was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, including the site of the present-day capital, Perth. The harsh conditions faced by the settlers resulted in population growth being minimal until the discovery of gold in the 1880s. Since the gold rush, the population of the state has risen steadily, with substantial growth in the period since World War II. Western Australia gained the right of self-government in 1890, and joined with the five other states to form the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The desire of Western Australians to revert to complete self-governance, separate from the Commonwealth, culminated in 1933 with a successful referendum for secession supported by 68% of electors. In 1935 the British parliament declined to act since secession would require the assent of the Australian parliament, and the movement lapsed with an improving economy and generous federal grants.
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Colony of Western Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Colony of Western Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The human history of Western Australia commenced between 40,000 and 60,000 years ago with the arrival of Indigenous Australians on the northwest coast. The first inhabitants expanded the range of their settlement to the east and south of the continent. The first recorded European contact was in 1616, when Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog landed on the west coast. Although many expeditions visited the coast during the next 200 years, there was no lasting attempt at establishment of a permanent settlement until December 1826 when an expedition on behalf of the New South Wales colonial government, led by Major Edmund Lockyer, landed at King George Sound. On 21 January 1827 Lockyer formally took possession of the western third of the continent of Australia for the British Crown. This was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, including the site of the present-day capital, Perth. The harsh conditions faced by the settlers resulted in population growth being minimal until the discovery of gold in the 1880s. Since the gold rush, the population of the state has risen steadily, with substantial growth in the period since World War II. Western Australia gained the right of self-government in 1890, and joined with the five other states to form the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The desire of Western Australians to revert to complete self-governance, separate from the Commonwealth, culminated in 1933 with a successful referendum for secession supported by 68% of electors. In 1935 the British parliament declined to act since secession would require the assent of the Australian parliament, and the movement lapsed with an improving economy and generous federal grants.
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Wetland | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Wetland 00:01:54 1 Definitions 00:03:07 1.1 Technical definitions 00:03:52 1.1.1 Ramsar Convention definition 00:04:40 1.1.2 Regional definitions 00:06:38 2 Ecology 00:07:10 3 Characteristics 00:07:29 4 Hydrology 00:09:16 4.1 Role of salinity 00:09:43 4.2 Soil 00:10:39 4.3 Biota 00:11:23 4.3.1 Flora 00:12:33 4.3.2 Fauna 00:14:36 4.3.3 Algae 00:15:34 5 Climates 00:15:43 5.1 Temperature 00:16:53 5.2 Precipitation 00:17:51 6 Uses of wetlands 00:19:28 6.1 Water storage (flood control) 00:22:12 6.2 Groundwater replenishment 00:24:12 6.3 Shoreline stabilization and storm protection 00:25:45 6.4 Water purification 00:30:12 6.5 Constructed wetlands 00:31:38 6.6 Reservoirs of biodiversity 00:36:07 6.7 Wetland products and productivity 00:40:40 6.8 Additional functions and uses of wetlands 00:41:27 7 Wetlands and climate change 00:43:42 7.1 Peatswamps in Southeast Asia 00:44:57 8 Wetland Disturbance 00:46:53 9 Conservation 00:47:35 9.1 Balancing wetland conservation with the needs of people 00:49:15 9.2 Ramsar Convention 00:50:27 10 Valuation 00:51:25 10.1 Assessment 00:54:25 10.2 Inventory 00:55:44 10.3 Monitoring 00:58:55 11 Restoration 01:00:07 11.1 Levels of restoration 01:02:55 11.2 Important considerations 01:03:31 11.3 Legislation 01:03:54 12 List of wetland types 01:06:39 13 Wetland names 01:06:51 14 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A wetland is a distinct ecosystem that is inundated by water, either permanently or seasonally, where oxygen-free processes prevail. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants, adapted to the unique hydric soil. Wetlands play a number of functions, including water purification, water storage, processing of carbon and other nutrients, stabilization of shorelines, and support of plants and animals. Wetlands are also considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life. Whether any individual wetland performs these functions, and the degree to which it performs them, depends on characteristics of that wetland and the lands and waters near it. Methods for rapidly assessing these functions, wetland ecological health, and general wetland condition have been developed in many regions and have contributed to wetland conservation partly by raising public awareness of the functions and the ecosystem services some wetlands provide.Wetlands occur naturally on every continent. The main wetland types are swamp, marsh, bog, and fen; sub-types include mangrove forest, carr, pocosin, floodplains, mire, vernal pool, sink, and many others. Many peatlands are wetlands. The water in wetlands is either freshwater, brackish, or saltwater. Wetlands can be tidal (inundated by tides) or non-tidal. The largest wetlands include the Amazon River basin, the West Siberian Plain, the Pantanal in South America, and the Sundarbans in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta.The UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment determined that environmental degradation is more prominent within wetland systems than any other ecosystem on Earth.Constructed wetlands are used to treat municipal and industrial wastewater as well as stormwater runoff. They may also play a role in water-sensitive urban design.
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Slave trade | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Slave trade Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The history of slavery spans many cultures, nationalities, and religions from ancient times to the present day. However the social, economic, and legal positions of slaves were vastly different in different systems of slavery in different times and places.Slavery appears in the Mesopotamian Code of Hammurabi (c. 1860 BC), which refers to it as an established institution.Slavery is rare among hunter-gatherer populations, because it is developed as a system of social stratification. Slavery was known in the very first civilizations such as Sumer in Mesopotamia which dates back as far as 3500 BC. The Byzantine–Ottoman wars and the Ottoman wars in Europe resulted in the taking of large numbers of Christian slaves. Slavery became common within much of Europe during the Dark Ages and it continued into the Middle Ages. The Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, British, Arabs and a number of West African kingdoms played a prominent role in the Atlantic slave trade, especially after 1600. David P. Forsythe wrote: "The fact remained that at the beginning of the nineteenth century an estimated three-quarters of all people alive were trapped in bondage against their will either in some form of slavery or serfdom." The Republic of Dubrovnik was the first European country to ban the slave trade in 1416, and in modern times Denmark-Norway in 1802. Although slavery is no longer legal anywhere in the world (with the exception of penal labour), human trafficking remains an international problem and an estimated 25-40 million people are enslaved today, the majority in Asia. During the 1983–2005 Second Sudanese Civil War people were taken into slavery. Evidence emerged in the late 1990s of systematic child slavery and trafficking on cacao plantations in West Africa; see the chocolate and slavery article. Slavery continues into the 21st-century. Although slavery in Mauritania was criminalized in August 2007, in Mauritania it is estimated that up to 600,000 men, women and children, or 20% of the population, are currently enslaved, many of them used as bonded labor. Slavery in 21st-century Islamism continues, and women and children have been abducted and enslaved (often as sex slaves) by Islamist quasi-states such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Boko Haram.
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South Island | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: South Island Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= The South Island (Māori: Te Waipounamu) is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand in surface area; the other being the smaller but more populous North Island. It is bordered to the north by Cook Strait, to the west by the Tasman Sea, and to the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The South Island covers 150,437 square kilometres (58,084 sq mi), making it the world's 12th-largest island. It has a temperate climate. It has a 32 percent larger landmass than the North Island so is sometimes referred to as the "mainland" of New Zealand, especially by South Island residents, but only 23 percent of New Zealand's 4.9 million inhabitants live there. In the early stages of European (Pākehā) settlement of the country, the South Island had the majority of the European population and wealth due to the 1860s gold rushes. The North Island population overtook the South in the early 20th century, with 56 percent of the population living in the North in 1911, and the drift north of people and businesses continued throughout the century.
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Words at War: Combined Operations / They Call It Pacific / The Last Days of Sevastopol
 
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The Siege of Sevastopol took place on the Eastern Front of the Second World War. The campaign was fought by the Axis powers of Germany, Romania and Italy against the Soviet Union for control of Sevastopol, a port in Crimea on the Black Sea. On 22 June 1941 the Axis invaded the Soviet Union under Operation Barbarossa. The Axis land forces reached Crimea in the autumn, 1941, and overran the area. The only objective not in Axis hands was Sevastopol. Several attempts were made to secure the city in October and November 1941. A major attack was planned for late November, but bad weather and heavy rains delayed the Axis attack until 17 December 1941. Under the command of Erich von Manstein, the Axis forces were unable to capture Sevastopol in the first stage of operations. The Soviets launched an amphibious landing on the Crimean peninsula at Kerch in December 1941, to relieve the siege and force the Axis to divert forces to defend their gains. The operation saved Sevastopol for the time being, but the landing was checked and repulsed in May 1942. At Sevastopol the Axis opted to conduct a siege until the summer, 1942, at which point they attacked the encircled Soviet forces by land, sea and air. On 2 June 1942, the Axis began their operation, codenamed Störfang (Sturgeon Catch). The Soviet Red Army and Black Sea Fleet held out for weeks under intense Axis bombardment. The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) played a vital part in the siege. The Luftwaffe made up for a shortage of Axis artillery, providing highly effective aerial bombardment in support of the ground forces. Finally, on the 4 July 1942, the remaining Soviet forces surrendered and the Axis seized the port. Both sides had suffered considerable losses during the siege. With the Soviet forces neutralised, the Axis refocused their attention on the major summer campaign of that year, Operation Blue and the advance to the Caucasus oil fields. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Sevastopol_%281941%E2%80%931942%29
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