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Stop Urbanization, Stop the loot of Nature ...फेसबुक उत्तराखंडLike This Page · 16 hours ago  (Stop Urbanization, Stop the loot of Nature ...
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Crazy ants invade Texas, threaten Southeast U.S. ecosystem - NBC12.com - Richmond, VA News

Crazy ants invade Texas, threaten Southeast U.S. ecosystem - NBC12.com - Richmond, VA News | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
A destructive, invasive species of South American ant is wreaking havoc on South Texas and have spread to four other Gulf Coast states. They are, as of now, all but uncontrollable.
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SHFT | How to Save a Marine Ecosystem

SHFT | How to Save a Marine Ecosystem | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
By promoting anchovy as a delicacy, rather than just farm food, Peru looks to secure a sustainable fishery (RT @Oceana: RT @shft: How do you Save a Marine Ecosystem?
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As coast erodes, names wiped off the map

As coast erodes, names wiped off the map | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
For decades, south Louisiana residents have watched coastal landmarks disappear as erosion worsened and the Gulf of Mexico marched steadily inward.

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Sylvain Rotillon's comment, May 9, 2013 2:57 PM
The eprverse effect of maps is that they give the false idea that our physical world is steady. It's the case as we see here for coastal environments, but also for rivers.
Ryan G Soares's curator insight, December 3, 2013 11:12 AM

I find it quite facinating how the world changes. Some of the worlds most beautiful things may not be here 30 years from now. It is quite humbling that things that man builds can be taken away by Mother Nature. As the years pass the memories made will be vanished by the environment.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 14, 2014 11:40 PM

Interesting how the physical landscape of one country can be effected by the surrounding water that connects two different countries. To have some areas of Louisiana be overtaken by the Gulf of Mexico is astounding, seeing an area that has stayed relatively the same be wiped off the map is interesting

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Bangladesh: Climate change, urbanization threatens drinking water supply - Asian Correspondent

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Bangladesh: Climate change, urbanization threatens drinking water supply
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Bangladesh: Climate change, urbanization threatens drinking water supply. By Graham Land May 08, 2013 9:27PM UTC.
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Diminishing snow cover is endangering fragile ecosystem - Columbus Dispatch

Diminishing snow cover is endangering fragile ecosystem - Columbus Dispatch | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
French Tribune Diminishing snow cover is endangering fragile ecosystem Columbus Dispatch Scientists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison have looked into the research of this ecosystem of creeping voles, frozen frogs and growing plant life and...
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ArcGIS Enables Real-Time GIS | ArcNews

ArcGIS Enables Real-Time GIS | ArcNews | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor is a new extension for ArcGIS for Server that lets you display and work with real-time data and geofencing workflows.
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Editing OpenStreetMap (OSM) Just Got Easy, Really Easy! - GISuser.com (press release)

Editing OpenStreetMap (OSM) Just Got Easy, Really Easy! - GISuser.com (press release) | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
Editing OpenStreetMap (OSM) Just Got Easy, Really Easy!
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Ecosystem protection in 150 words - KeysNet

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Ecosystem protection in 150 words
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How does defining Ecosystem Protection fit with a speared goliath grouper? Let's see. Education is certainly an element of protection. Law enforcement is certainly a component of protection.
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Good definitions.....and practical

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Erosion in Action

News 8 chief photojournalist Kevyn Fowler captured a road collapsing in Freeport, Maine during a storm.

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Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:53 PM

Erosion in Action | @scoopit via @APHumanGeog http://sco.lt/...

Shelby Porter's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:23 PM

Normally we see erosion on a piece of land over a long period of time. In this short video, we see what erosion can do to in mere minutes. It is scary to think how much the roads we drive on are eroding right underneath our cars. It is amazing how much the environment around us can change due to the weather. 

megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 12:30 AM
This video is crazy! It shows the erosion of a road during a storm. The water was supposed to run under the road and flow through a large pipe. As you can see after watching the video the road eventually erodes and then the pipe begins to bouy up and down. Later the road is completely deteriorated and the pipe ran down the river with the rest of the road.
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What is a Hotspot?

1) What is a hotspot? A volcanic "hotspot" is an area in the upper mantle from which heat rises in a plume from deep in the Earth. High heat and lower pressure at the base of the mantle facilitates melting of the rock. This melt, called magma, rises through cracks to the surface and forms volcanoes. As the tectonic plate moves over the stationary hot spot, the volcanoes are rafted away and new ones form in their place.


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Danielle Lip's curator insight, April 22, 2015 9:46 PM

While watching this video you can learn a lot about a hotspot in just 2 minutes, understanding that a hotspot is an area in the upper mantle in which heat rises and slowly begins to expand, building up pressure. The magma, which is hot rises and the cold matter sinks. the magma rises through the cracks and the plates actually carry the volcano. How did the whole idea of a volcano occur? Who knows where these volcanos are?  The hotspot can cause volcanos to erupt or even cause the volcanos to spread out, who knew a hotspot could be such a huge influence on the world, causing massive landforms and causing much tragedy.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, May 6, 2015 10:33 AM

What is a hotspot? It is a source of localized energy from the seafloor that creates volcanoes. It is not just a shallow reservoir nor a pipe filled with liquid. It is a constant stream of magma that does not move. Simple the plate move over it creating a row of multiple volcanoes, such as the Hawaiian Islands. When the magma erupts thru the surface the magma then turns to lava, and dries to rock. This process repeats until the built up lava is a volcano, still with hotspot in the middle. The plate moves and the hotspot creates a new volcano.

                This is interesting because hotspots are always changing geography, and causing map makers and teachers everywhere to learn new islands. 

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:18 PM

this is a good way to discover how volcanoes are formed, and if you are trying to understand the Oceania region then this is information you need to know.

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Latin America News - Fossil of Giant Marine Predator Highlights Ecosystem Resilience

Latin America News - Fossil of Giant Marine Predator Highlights Ecosystem Resilience | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
Fossil of Giant Marine Predator Highlights Ecosystem Resilience (Fossil of Giant Marine Predator Highlights Ecosystem Resilience http://t.co/2c0qlWig)...
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The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem: There’s a Map for That

The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem: There’s a Map for That | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
Do you know the Gulf of Mexico? Do you really know the wildlife that lives in its waters or how we use its resources—for better or worse—to support our economy? I thought I had a grasp on this befo...
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Natural Resources Wales / Resilient Ecosystems Fund

Resilient Ecosystems Fund launched at Hay.
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Middle Earth: Why We Need to Turn Our Map on Its Side

Middle Earth: Why We Need to Turn Our Map on Its Side | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
Though he never actually crossed it, the Greek mathematician Pythagoras is sometimes credited with having first conceived of the Equator, calculating its location on the Earth’s sphere more than four centuries before the birth of Christ.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:48 AM

This is an interesting article on some Earth-Sun relationships that challenges the dominant north-centered normative view of how to think about our planet.  My favorite tidbit of information: "The velocity of the Earth’s rotation varies depending on where you stand: 1,000 mph at the Equator versus almost zero at the poles. That means that the fastest sunrises and sunsets on the planet occur on the Equator, and centrifugal and inertial forces are also much greater there. "

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's comment, May 24, 2013 11:09 AM
Great article to include in our summer assignment packet!
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:42 PM

Definitly changed my way of thinking. also this brings up the many flaws with pre geospatial desinged maps. cartographers could push their own agenda to make their country or area look more promient than it actually is. also another prime example of something that has been taken as fact for many years (nobody questions a world map) and turns out to have some flaws

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Why GIS Didn't Help with the Boston Marathon Bombings - DirectionsMag.com

Why GIS Didn't Help with the Boston Marathon Bombings - DirectionsMag.com | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
Why GIS Didn't Help with the Boston Marathon Bombings
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Every law enforcement and homeland security agency has GIS tools.
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Diminishing snow cover is endangering fragile ecosystem, study finds - Mankato Free Press

Diminishing snow cover is endangering fragile ecosystem, study finds - Mankato Free Press | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
Diminishing snow cover is endangering fragile ecosystem, study finds Mankato Free Press Scientists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison have looked into the research of this ecosystem of creeping voles, frozen frogs and growing plant life and...
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The Bottom Line: Embracing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management - Huffington Post

The Bottom Line: Embracing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management - Huffington Post | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
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The Bottom Line: Embracing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management
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This was strong progress. Unfortunately, domestic overfishing soon replaced the overexploitation by foreign vessels.
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Diminishing snow cover is hurting ecosystem - Today's TMJ4

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Diminishing snow cover is hurting ecosystem
Today's TMJ4
"The loss has the potential to greatly affect the ecosystems beneath these blankets of insulation," Bergquist writes.
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3D GIS Technology Update

3D GIS Technology Update. (My latest upload : 3D GIS Technology Update on @slideshare http://t.co/izIerf4kjx)
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Global GIS Engineering Applications Market 2012-2016 - Wall Street Journal

Global GIS Engineering Applications Market 2012-2016 - Wall Street Journal | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
Global GIS Engineering Applications Market 2012-2016
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A geospatial information system or geographical information system (GIS) is a set of tools that interprets geographical or geospatial data or information.
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Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape

Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
Climate change is dramatically altering the Swiss Alps, where hundreds of bodies of water are being created by melting glaciers. Though the lakes can attract tourists and even generate electricity, local residents also fear catastrophic tidal waves.

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Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:45 AM

What can we do learn of this? Will send this to my students.

Lorraine Chaffer's comment, July 4, 2013 10:36 PM
Inland water - management
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Climate change impacts
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Aral Sea Basin

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"Dust blows from what was once the Aral Sea floor. Tragic mismanagement of a natural resource."


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Jess Deady's curator insight, April 30, 2014 8:36 PM

The Aral Sea Basin has been a topic of conversation throughout geography for many reasons. What used to be filled with water is now blowing dust because its that dry? This basin is no longer a natural resource.

Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 18, 2015 3:30 PM

Here is a question. Do you think perhaps in the future this could happen to lake Mead in Nevada/Arizona? With all the non-stop building and no rain perhaps one day could it run dry or do we have a way to stop it.

Gene Gagne's curator insight, December 1, 2015 7:17 PM

Once there is less water in a lake there is less water in the air therefore less rain. The long term consequences is that the fishing industry is destroyed where once upon a time there were 61000 workers and now there are under 2000. The water is more saltier. The lands are now ill suited and unbuildable. Also the people there are prone to health problems.

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Giant fossil predator provides insights into the rise of modern marine ecosystem structures

Giant fossil predator provides insights into the rise of modern marine ecosystem structures | landscape ecology | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists has described a fossil marine predator measuring 8.6 meters in length (about 28 feet) recovered from the Nevada desert in 2010 as representing the first top predator in marine food chains feeding on prey similar...
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