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Behind the News: Wind Farms/Toy Guns/Ramadan/Learning Pressure/New Olympic Sports
Wind Farms/Toy Guns/Ramadan/Learning Pressure/New Olympic Sports
ABC Me  |  June 23, 2015

Wind farms were a hot topic of conversation last week, after the Prime Minister said they "make a lot of noise" and are "visually awful". He also suggested that he wished there were fewer of them in Australia. We take a closer look at the outrage surrounding this renewable energy source and the science behind how it works. This story includes teacher resources as does our story on Ramadan.

Wind farms were a hot topic of conversation last week, after the Prime Minister said they "make a lot of noise" and are "visually awful". He also suggested that he wished there were fewer of them in Australia. We take a closer look at the outrage surrounding this renewable energy source and the science behind how it works. This story includes teacher resources as does our story on Ramadan.

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October 29, 2019  |  ABC Me

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