Behind The News 11

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Alerting situations like natural disasters can make your brain go to mush that is why is important for all families especially ones in natural disaster prone areas. This will make it less stressful if a natural disaster dose occur. When a natural disaster is coming your way have everyone in the family have some jobs to prevent issues occurring like filling the bath with water, taping windows, putting down sandbags and much more. In the presence of a natural disaster experts suggest that you don’t go on the roof, it is on some T.V shows but this is unsafe. They also say that if you can evacuate the area if not possible it is best to the bathroom where there is water for long amounts of time but it should not be your first resort. Is there anything that people can do during the process of a natural disaster? Should families keep food in the bathroom or is it unnecessary? I now understand the true thought of a plan for family’s to avoid the effects of a natural disaster and the many jobs and responsibilities.

Behind the news 10

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Recent droughts in Cape Town have left a lot of people sad and unhappy calling the fourth of June day zero it is where they are suggesting that the town will have no more water for the citizens to live and survive off they have held it up April to May but they are not just running out of water but livestock and crops as well prices are going up. Each person has been given 50 liters a day which they have to go and get every day but it doesn’t get them far dishes and laundry is 18 liters, 90 second shower is 15 liters 1 toilet flush is 9 liters washing your hands 3 liters, cooking and drinking 2 liters each and dog bowl water 1 liter. If the drought continues citizens will only 25 liters of water a day and people are now questioning how it got this bad in 2014 the city’s water sources were at their full capacity now as the drought has starched on the supplies have reached their limits.  I now understand the true water each person receives and how it is ever so limiting and time consuming to a normal person’s day to day life. I also understand how worrying it is to the city if it does run out of suitable and drinkable water for its citizens. If the city dose run out of water will the citizens move to another city/country or stay in Cape Town, if so then where are they all most likely to go which city or county is most convenient for them to  go to?

Behind The News 10

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Natural disasters can affect many people in many different ways like floods in Pakistan in South Asia where half a thousand people were killed and 20 million have been affected. This caused more trouble than the Tsunami that hit Asia in 2004 where 230 thousand people were killed from over 14 countries. Natural disasters can take away many core resources and separate people. They have rescuers who get all people near the affected area away. Then we need clean water and Water purification tablets so disease does not spread. They also need medical assistance to help anyone if they are sick or injured. As well as packaged food so they all keep healthy and it does not go off.  And they also need shelter so people are not affected by weather and so they have somewhere to go to. Local communities also rise funds so that they can buy resources and also rebuild what was destroyed and it is often hard because there is no power the recovery process can take several years but it builds community trust and is worth it in the end. What natural disaster has affected people the most? How many people does it take to rebuild a community? I now understand that the natural disaster is only part of the issue and that recovering properly is the hard bit and all the help that is needed to make this happen for the community.

Behind The News/ Herald Sun Kids 9

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Huge cracks coming up in a valley in the city of Kenya are leading to some scientists coming to the collusion that Africa may be splitting in to two by the crack are growing longer and deeper by the day and may be fully apart in over ten million years. It was first found after a lot of heavy rain over the past month which also caused hospital walls to collapse and roads and roads and towns to be flooded. The floods caused a split reaching serval km near Mai Mahiu ripping a highway open that sucked cars and farmer’s lands and homes. And it is now 15km deep and wide. It is said that in about 50 million years for the 2 tectonic plates to come apart. They predict this because it took about the same amount of time for Africa and South America to come apart from when they were together in Pangaea about 138 million years ago from now. Do they predict that this will happen to any other countries?  If the plated keep moving will they eventually crash in to each other? I now understand the true process of how tectonic plates spread apart and what happens to the earth and people living around it while this process is happening and the rough amount of time taken to do this.

Behind The News 8 – this is on a Herald Sun Kids Report

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Hawaiians are running from the volcano Kilauea volcano spews out lava ash and toxic gases on to the Hawaiian streets at a temperature of 1150 degrees and has destroyed 26 homes and spread 19km away from the volcano. This all started with a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on the volcanos south side on Friday. The biggest one since 1975 which caused a rise of sea level and rock slides.  Then the ground begun to split and caused lava coming up 70m in to the air. Most of the new activity is near the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens areas or towns of the Island of Hawaii. Kilauea is the most active of the five volcanoes on the island and in the world. It has been erupting constantly for 35 years. Most of the eruptions are a type called effusive eruptions meaning they flow continuously but not exploding and have been flowing in to our ocean. How long has this volcano had its grounds in Hawaii for? Has there been any other times in Hawaii or other countries where there has been a situation like this? I now understand the true devastation frustration and sadness of the Hawaiian citizens now that their homes schools parks and local areas are being destroyed by this large erupting volcano.

Behind The News 7- this is on a Herald Sun Kids Report

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In a cyclone Darwin’s winds can reach 130km an hour. The cyclone left 23,000 homes without power the day after. 70 homes and one school where lost in a bushfire in Tathra on the NSW cost and a further 10 homes in Victoria which left 20,000 without power and took 280 aircrafts to put out.  Has Australia ever had higher winds than 130km an hour?  How long did it take for them to fully put out the bushfires?  I now understand the true effects of natural disasters.

Behind The News 6

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The ring of fire is where the most natural can occur. Three quarters of the world’s volcanoes are in the ring of fire. 80% of the world’s earthquakes are in this ring to. I now understand the effects of these natural disasters. I also understand how lucky we are to be safe where we are. Do natural disasters link in to each other?

Behind The News 5

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There are 53 countries in the commonwealth and 71 compete even if there not part of the commonwealth. As far back as the 1500’s Britten begun traveling the world to claim places but in the 1900’s they had claimed a quarter of the world then the country’s started to fight for independence. Overtime it was dismantled but in its place came the British commonwealth of nations and created in 1931 now they compete.  How many commonwealth games have we had? Where there any country’s that have been taken out of the commonwealth? I now understand why it is called the commonwealth.

Behind The News 4

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In the 1800’s women went allowed to vote or be elected to vote they actually didn’t get a say in much but in 1902 they were finally allowed to vote but Australia was the first country to let them vote it took 2 decades for the rest to follow suite. In 1903 aboriginals didn’t get a say or even if you had an aboriginal back ground in 1949 aboriginals who were in the army could vote but it was not until 1962 that all aboriginals could vote. Until 1973 the voting age was 21 but was then changed to 18 now if you don’t vote you’ll be fined.

I now understand how lucky we are with the laws in voting now.

I also understand the ways voting laws have changed.

Are women not allowed to vote in other countries?

Behind The News 3

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Australia has 3 leaves of government federal which looks after defending the nation, and deals with trade and other countries. It looks after managing Australian money, taxes, communications and the environment. State and Territory governments they look after health, education, mining and agriculture as well police force and the courts, roads, trains and public transport. Local government they control local roads, deal with garbage and pets local buildings and permits. The country hasn’t always had three levels of government. Some time ago the government of Australia, the states   just governed themselves. In 1901 the Federation of Australia united the colonies into the Commonwealth of Australia. The states passed many of their powers to the new federal government. When the three levels disagree they have to listen to what the federal government says because they have the most power.

Was there ever 4 leaves of government?

What is one of the things they disagreed on?

I now understand that we didn’t always have 3 levels of government.