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Reducing motoring emissions

Many businesses need to transport goods or people on a daily basis. Vehicles cause pollution and too many vehicles can result in road congestion. This audio clip describes environmentally friendly modes of transport. Explore the options with Catapult reporter Dominic Jarvis, then decide which might be best for different ...

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Green machine: four-wheel drive [ESL]

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a four-wheel drive vehicle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces ...

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Green machine: sedan

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a passenger car that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions ...

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Green machine: four-wheel drive

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a four-wheel drive vehicle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces ...

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Green machine: sports car

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a sports car that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions ...

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Green machine: luxury car

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a luxury car that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions ...

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Green machine: ute

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a ute that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions above ...

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Green machine: hatchback

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a hatchback car that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions ...

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'Castles in the air' cartoon by Paul Newman, 2007

This is a colour cartoon by Paul Newman commenting on the use of coal-fired power stations within Australia. It shows smoke billowing from industrial chimneys, with a castle resting on the smoke cloud. This cartoon first appeared in the Australian on 26 July 2007. Further information is available for this resource.

Video

Landline - Ethanol Special, 2006: 'Clean, green and healthier'

This clip shows the health risks of petrol- and diesel-driven vehicle fuel exhausts within a context of advocating the biofuels ethanol and biodiesel. It opens with graphic scenes of truck and car exhausts as the voice-over explains how biofuels will gain support. Graphic images of particles superimposed on exhaust fumes ...

Text

Student research project: air quality

This is a year 10 geography assessment activity on researching local air quality, accessible online via the Adobe education exchange. The home page includes a basic description of the assignment and links to downloadable support material for teachers and students. The first link is to a blank writable PDF document that ...

Dataset

Emissions of air pollutants (thousand tonnes)

This is a web resource consisting of a database of selected information on human-made emissions of traditional air pollutants - sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds - in OECD countries, including Australia, between 1990 and 2012. The data table can be customised, ...