Synopsis by Alice Day
A rich natural resource for Australian has been its abundance of mineral deposits, and in Unique Continent - Australian Environmental Studies: Wealth From Rocks, students can learn why the continent has such a plentiful supply. Mining these ores has long been a profitable business, with its resulting negative effects on the environment. The challenge to business and government leaders is to reach a compromise, and find methods to remove the minerals without doing further damage. This series is intended for high school and college-level students.