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Atlas for a Changing Planet

Atlas for a Changing Planet | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Understanding natural and human systems is an essential first step toward reducing the severity of climate change and adapting to a warmer future. Maps and geographic information systems are the primary tools by which scientists, policymakers, planners, and activists visualize and understand our rapidly changing world. Spatial information informs decisions about how to build a better future.
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BBC - Human Planet Explorer - Environments

BBC - Human Planet Explorer - Environments | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
More than any other species, humans can be said to have taken over the world. From vertiginous mountains to steaming jungles, and scorching deserts to endless...
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Ramsar Sites of International Importance - YouTube

Ramsar sites of International Importance are spread around the world. These wetland sites are recognized as being of significant value not only for the count...
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Superhighway construction surges forward in Nigeria

Superhighway construction surges forward in Nigeria | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Critics say the controversial project will destroy sensitive habitat in a nearby national park.
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BP's plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight knocked back

BP's plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight knocked back | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Regulator says application to drill four exploration wells in region failed to meet environmental standards, but oil giant has vowed to try again
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Uganda Prepares for Worst El Nino Conditions in 20 Years

Uganda Prepares for Worst El Nino Conditions in 20 Years | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Africa is preparing for the weather event known as El Nino. In Uganda, the government is preparing for flooding, landslides and an increase in cholera cases. Individuals living in poor areas are said to be at high risk.
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San Francisco Bay: Race to build wetlands is needed to stave off sea-level rise, scientists say

San Francisco Bay: Race to build wetlands is needed to stave off sea-level rise, scientists say | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
To knock down the waves and reduce flooding, 54,000 acres of wetlands needs to be restored around San Francisco Bay in the next 15 years, according to a new report from more than 100 Bay Area scientists and 17 government agencies.
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Conserving wetlands for waterbirds & people

Why are wetlands so important for waterbirds and people? In order to ensure the survival of millions of waterbirds migrating between Europe and Africa every ...
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Environmental Degradation, Climate Change and Conflict: The Lake Chad Basin Area — The Future of Conflict — Medium

Environmental Degradation, Climate Change and Conflict: The Lake Chad Basin Area - The Future of Conflict - Medium
By Ayo Obe, legal practitioner and partner of Ogunsola Shonibare
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From rainforest to your cupboard: the real story of palm oil - interactive

You wash with it, you brush with it, you toast it, it’s in 50% of what you buy – but what’s the real story of palm oil? Use the interactive below to trace the journey of palm oil from the rainforest through to your kitchen cupboard
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Indigenous medicine – a fusion of ritual and remedy

Indigenous medicine – a fusion of ritual and remedy | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Indigenous Australian practices, honed over thousands of years, weave science with storytelling. In this Indigenous science series, we look at different aspects of First Australians' traditional life and…
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Yellowstone's grizzlies have officially given up on winter

It's so warm that the park's famous grizzlies are coming out of hibernation earlier than ever before.
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The impact of climate change on species

The impact of climate change on species | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
One in six species is at risk of extinction because of climate change. A report from WWF highlights the need for urgent action to preserve our natural world
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Hunter Estuary Ramsar Site [EAAF010] Focuses of Japanese Delegation Visit - EAST ASIAN-AUSTRALASIAN FLYWAY PARTNERSHIP

Hunter Estuary Ramsar Site [EAAF010] Focuses of Japanese Delegation Visit - EAST ASIAN-AUSTRALASIAN FLYWAY PARTNERSHIP | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
By ABC News Officials from northern Japan were in the Hunter Valley to re-affirm their commitment to a long-standing agreement with Newcastle and Port Stephens over wetlands conservation.
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Rapidly-spreading fire destroyed over half of the Amazon forest in the Brazilian state of Maranhão

Rapidly-spreading fire destroyed over half of the Amazon forest in the Brazilian state of Maranhão | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Conflicts between loggers, who have been accused of starting the fire, and local indigenous communities are common in the region.
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Chemicals used in oil spill cleanup made Gulf disaster worse

A new study shows that dispersants used to break down oil in water have the opposite effect.
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Lake Erie's Toxic Algae Breaks Records in 2015 | Rob Moore's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Lake Erie's Toxic Algae Breaks Records in 2015 | Rob Moore's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie was the most severe this century. That news was delivered by the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who make it their business to know about water quality on Lake...
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Damaged wetlands recovering along Costa Rica-Nicaragua border Border dispute - The Tico Times

Damaged wetlands recovering along Costa Rica-Nicaragua border Border dispute - The Tico Times | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Costa Rican officials reported Monday that wetlands near the Nicaraguan border are recovering after suffering damages from dredging work by Nicaragua.
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The 9 limits of our planet ... and how we've raced past 4 of them

The 9 limits of our planet ... and how we've raced past 4 of them | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Johan Rockström's theory of climate boundaries has proven so influential it's been adopted by the Vatican. Writer John Carey digs into the theory -- and why Rockström says his isn't, actually, a do...
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Illegally planted palm oil already growing on burnt land in Indonesia

Illegally planted palm oil already growing on burnt land in Indonesia | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Saplings growing on slash and burn land in central Kalimantan in an area public maps suggest has no palm oil concession, say Greenpeace
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A day in the life of baby coral

A day in the life of baby coral | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Each year in September, corals in the Caribbean stage a mass spawning event. Witnessing it, says marine biologist and TED Fellow Kristen Marhaver, is like swimming inside a snow globe. Here, she ex...
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Ship Australia's wildlife out to sea to save it from extinction

Ship Australia's wildlife out to sea to save it from extinction | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Australia is in the grip of an extinction crisis. Our unique animals, plants, and ecosystems are rapidly ebbing away in a process that began more than 200 years ago with European settlement. Feral cats…
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