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Australian summer lurches from fire to floods

Australian summer lurches from fire to floods | Australian Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Sydney (AFP) Jan 29, 2013 - From bushfires raging in searing tinder-dry conditions to surging floodwaters and destructive tornadoes, Australia has witnessed staggering climate extremes during its summer of 2013.

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Bush fire management is important for biodiversity - New Era

Bush fire management is important for biodiversity - New Era | Australian Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Bush fire management is important for biodiversityNew EraBush fire management is important for biodiversity. 23 Nov 2012 ...

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Study: Freshwater Food Webs Hit Hard by Drought | Circle of Blue WaterNews

Study: Freshwater Food Webs Hit Hard by Drought | Circle of Blue WaterNews | Australian Ecosystems | Scoop.it

The University of Birmingham recently released a new study — the findings of which have been published in the Nature Climate Change journal — that links drought with the health of freshwater ecosystems. These results come at a time when much of the Midwest United States is still suffering from a historic drought, with stream and river levels dropping to near record lows.


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Teaching Children About Natural Disasters - UNICEF | Pro Bono Australia

Teaching Children About Natural Disasters - UNICEF | Pro Bono Australia | Australian Ecosystems | Scoop.it
UNICEF Australia has launched an education kit to help parents talk to their children about natural disasters like recent flooding events in Queensland.
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Climate Policy Initiative: Change in Brazil Credit Legislation Reduced Amazon Deforestation by 15%

Climate Policy Initiative: Change in Brazil Credit Legislation Reduced Amazon Deforestation by 15% | Australian Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Resolution 3545 prevented over 2700 km2 of forest from being cleared between 2008 and 2011 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – A rural credit law in the Brazilian Amazon Biome is helping reduce deforestation according to a new study by...
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Ongoing Australian Bush Fires « World Chaos

Ongoing Australian Bush Fires « World Chaos | Australian Ecosystems | Scoop.it
THOUSANDS of Victorians are on alert as a monster blaze, which has claimed one life, several homes and almost 50000 hectares of land, continues to rage. An 80-year-old man perished in his car in the driveway of a home ...

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Travel Poems From My Dad: Victoria State Bush Fires

Travel Poems From My Dad: Victoria State Bush Fires | Australian Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Josh Bowman is sharing his father's poetry all week. Today, Victoria State Bush Fires.

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Drawing connections between food webs: Universal truths about species' roles uncovered

Drawing connections between food webs: Universal truths about species' roles uncovered | Australian Ecosystems | Scoop.it

What if we could pinpoint the most powerful players in a given food web, those "keystone" species without which the entire ecosystem would collapse? And what if we could predict how changes to one ecosystem would affect its various organisms based on data collected from another ecosystem half a world away?


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Public Health, Economy Threatened By Climate Change - Science News - redOrbit

Public Health, Economy Threatened By Climate Change - Science News - redOrbit | Australian Ecosystems | Scoop.it
A leading group of scientists and experts recently released a report that emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change.
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Deforestation Triggers Carbon Collapse of Tropical Peatlands - Science Daily (press release)

Deforestation Triggers Carbon Collapse of Tropical Peatlands
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Deforestation of Asian peat swamps is an important source of carbon dioxide emissions globally and its emission may be larger than previously thought.
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