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Lack of Sharks Puts Coral Reefs at Risk - Nature World News

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“Nature World News Lack of Sharks Puts Coral Reefs at Risk Nature World News ...”


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Weak link in the food chain - Sydney Morning Herald

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Weak link in the food chain
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So how much marine life might be at risk?

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HSIE Teachers - HSC Geography: Ecosystems at risk

Students learn about: Ecosystems and their management • interactions which lead to diverse ecosystems and their functioning  • vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems   – impacts due to...

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Wetlands are essential to ecosystems - Scranton Times-Tribune

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Wetlands are essential to ecosystems
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In the middle of October, my travels took me back to a favorite public land wild place, the "Great Dismal Swamp," an hour or so from the Navy base at Norfolk, Va.

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Encyclopedic entry. A wetland is an area of land that is either covered by water or saturated with water.

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Clare Kinnane's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:16 AM

A fantastic overview of wetlands. Go introduction if you are stuying wetlands for 'Ecosystems at Risk'.

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Ecosystems at Risk as Demand for Wood Products Soars Worldwide ...

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World Wildlife Fund. By 2050, rising population and demand, as well as an increase in use of wood for bioenergy, could triple the amount of wood society takes from forests and plantations per year, according to the latest ...

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Australia probes Great Barrier Reef board over 'mining links'

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Sydney (AFP) Oct 30, 2013 - Australia launched a probe Wednesday into the agency responsible for protecting the Great Barrier Reef after some board members were urged to resign over alleged conflicts of interest related to the mining industry.

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Breathtaking Panoramic Images Of Coral Reefs Reveal How They’re Being Destroyed

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Coral reefs are undeniably beautiful, but for most people, they probably seem far removed from daily life. 
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Putting an umbrella over coral reefs | Climate News Network

Putting an umbrella over coral reefs | Climate News Network | Ecosystems at risk | Scoop.it

Here’s a new twist to the geoengineer’s dilemma: just change the climate locally – over the bit you want to protect – and leave the rest of the planet alone.

 

Dr. Alan Gadian, from Leeds University in the UK, wants to make the marine clouds brighter and in effect raise a parasol over the ocean’s most sensitive structures, the coral reefs.

 

Carbon dioxide dissolves in water to make a very weak carbonic acid and there’s a continuing argument about the eventual fate of the world’s coral reefs as the planet warms and the oceans become more acidic.

 

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere look set to double. Can the corals adapt to changes in the pH of sea water as yet more carbonic acid pours from the skies and drains from the rivers?

 

And carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. Can the coral reefs – with a well-documented tendency to “bleach” with rises in sea surface temperatures – survive a global average warming of anything from 2° to 6°C?

 

Since living coral reefs provide natural protection for tropical coasts, a tourist attraction, a fishery resource and above all the richest habitat in the entire oceans, their survival is vital.

 

Gadian and colleagues report in Atmospheric Research Letters that spraying fine seawater droplets on the clouds over the reefs to make them brighter could provide a level of protection for the reefs.

 

“Our research focuses on how Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB) could quickly lower sea temperatures in targeted areas” says Gadian.

 

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Terrestrial ecosystems at risk of major shifts as temperatures increase

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Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Oct 11, 2013 -
Over 80% of the world's ice-free land is at risk of profound ecosystem transformation by 2100, a new study reveals.

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Farmers, graziers question 'marsh' status - The Land Newspaper

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Farmers, graziers question 'marsh' status The Land Newspaper “It also includes wetlands of international significance (Ramsar wetlands) and is home to a range of important flora and fauna, including some of Australia's largest waterbird breeding...

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Murray-Darling plan sacrifices precious wetlands

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HOW does a meeting of signatories to an international treaty on the world's wetlands affect the River Murray? Asks Ruchira Talukdar (RT @AusConservation: #MDbasin plan will fail 8 of 16 #ramsar sites; can the Murray live on one kidney?

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Australian National Guidelines for Ramsar Wetlands - Implementing the Ramsar Convention in Australia

National Guidelines for Ramsar Wetlands are being developed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment in consultation with the states and territories through the Wetlands and Waterbirds Taskforce.

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Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef

Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef | Ecosystems at risk | Scoop.it
By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown
When Captain Cook almost literally stumbled upon Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—it reached upward and clenched his ship—its size awed him.

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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, November 18, 2013 4:24 PM

WOW!  What a shame!

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New herbicide approach helps sugarcane run-off in Great Barrier Reef

New herbicide approach helps sugarcane run-off in Great Barrier Reef | Ecosystems at risk | Scoop.it
An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef catchments have shown a dramatic 90% reduction in runoff of highly soluble herbicides into waterways. ...

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Coalition releases long-term plan for Great Barrier Reef

Coalition releases long-term plan for Great Barrier Reef | Ecosystems at risk | Scoop.it
Plan includes $40m fund to reduce crown-of-thorns starfish and farm runoff but green groups say it doesn't go far enough

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How Does a Coral Reef Form? | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia

How Does a Coral Reef Form? | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia | Ecosystems at risk | Scoop.it
Great Barrier Reef diving, dive, snorkel, small groups, snorkeling, scuba, sail, cairns, australia, yacht charter, adventure, Liveaboard, Vacations, holiday

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