Theme 3: Resources & the Environment
263 views | +0 today
Theme 3: Resources & the Environment
Reliable links for focus units: sustaining biodiversity & climate change
Curated by nzgeogeek
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by nzgeogeek from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Climate Change Video Guide

Climate Change Video Guide | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
An in-depth, multimedia look at climate change, its global impact, and efforts to combat it.


This guide on climate change from the Council on Foreign Relations (independent think tank) covers many of the geopolitical, economic and environmental issues that confront the Earth as global temperatures rise.  Rather than produce a full length feature film, they have organized the this as an interactive video, allowing the user to get short (a couple of minutes) answer to specific questions about the science, foreign policy or economic ramifications of adapting to climate change. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's comment, November 27, 2012 8:21 AM
Thanks for sharing this Giovanni!!
Giovanni Della Peruta's comment, November 27, 2012 8:38 AM
Thanks to you, Seth! :-)
Jose Sepulveda's comment, January 13, 2013 8:58 AM
Very good information, Thanks!
Rescooped by nzgeogeek from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Where Does Your Water Come From?

Where Does Your Water Come From? | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

This interactive map documents where 443 million people around the world get there water (although the United States data is by far the most extensive).  Most people can't answer this question.  A recent poll by The Nature Conservancy discoverd that 77% of Americans (not on private well water) don't know where their water comes from, they just drink it.  This link has videos, infographics and suggestions to promote cleaner water. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Nic Hardisty's comment, October 15, 2012 9:01 AM
I was definitely unaware of where my drinking water came from. This is nice, user-friendly map... Hopefully it gets updated regularly, as it will be interesting to see how these sources change over time.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 1, 2013 3:55 PM

water is a resource we all depend on. Some of my best studies were on local Chesapeake Bay issues.

Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Climate Change: Evidence

Climate Change: Evidence | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

Vital Signs of the Planet. this site provides compelling evidence that Global Climate Change and Global Warming is occurring. This site has current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

BBC - Science & Nature - Climate Challenge

BBC - Science & Nature - Climate Challenge | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
A game where, as president, you must tackle climate change and stay popular with the voters.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Unusual Bridges For Animals - Wildlife Overpasses

THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Unusual Bridges For Animals - Wildlife Overpasses | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Satellites trace sea level change

Satellites trace sea level change | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
A major reassessment of 18 years of satellite observations provides a new, more detailed view of the changes in ocean height around the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

NSIDC Press Room: Study: Global climate trends threaten Antarctic penguins

NSIDC Press Room: Study: Global climate trends threaten Antarctic penguins | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
Study: Global climate trends threaten Antarctic penguins...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Biodiversity - What's Happening to Biodiversity? (Infographic)

Biodiversity - What's Happening to Biodiversity? (Infographic) | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

An infographic from the World Bank.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Biodiversity backflip on warming climate - Science a Gogo

Biodiversity backflip on warming climate - Science a Gogo | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

Science a Gogo- Biodiversity backflip on warming climate. The notion that the planet's warming climate will result in widespread extinctions has been challenged by a new study that suggests that biodiversity on Earth generally increases.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Drought in India Devastates Crops and Farmers

Drought in India Devastates Crops and Farmers | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
With rainfall in the annual monsoon season down 12 percent across India and much more in some regions, farmers are on the brink of disaster.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Farewell, Furry Friends

Farewell, Furry Friends | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

Trying to manage threatened species on limited budgets? We reveal the extinction lists that aim to save more plants and animals — by deciding what we can’t save.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by nzgeogeek from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Interactive World Statistics

Interactive World Statistics | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

The Brazilian government's geographic department (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística-roughly equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau) has compiled an fantastic interactive world factbook (available in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese).  The ease of navigation allows the user to conduct a specific search of simply explore demographic, economic, environmental and development data on any country in the world.    


 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Leonardo Martins's comment, October 20, 2012 11:08 AM
So cool…thank you very much!
Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 24, 2012 10:23 AM
The world, here, is literally at your fingertips. It is a simple way for anyone to locate a multitude of data about any given place around the world. It is another way that brings the whole world that much closer in this technological era.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Preparing farmers for climate change - youTrust.org

Preparing farmers for climate change - youTrust.org | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
YouTrust is for people who want to make a difference. You curate the content. You be the editor. You ignite debate.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Issues - World Vision Australia

Issues - World Vision Australia | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

Discover the issues that contribute to poverty worldwide, hear the latest stories and find out what you can do to help. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

17th FryDay Poll - Can Global Warming Be Contained?

17th FryDay Poll - Can Global Warming Be Contained? | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
Find In-depth Review And Infographic On Global Warming. Learn more about greenhouse effect, ideas to contain global warming and steps to reduce climate change. Can the effects of global warming be reversed?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Remote Sensing and Land Cover Change ... - Geography Education

Remote Sensing and Land Cover Change ... - Geography Education | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
By moving the slider, the user can compare 1990 false-color Landsat views (left) with recent true-color imagery (right). Humans are increasingly transforming Earth's surface—through direct activities such as farming, mining, ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by nzgeogeek from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Climate Change Music Video

A musical video that serves as investigation into the causes and effects of global climate change and our opportunities to use science to offset it. Featuring Bill Nye, David Attenborough, Richard Alley and Isaac Asimov. "Our Biggest Challenge" is the 16th episode of the Symphony of Science series.  Visit http://symphonyofscience.com for more science remixes!

 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 27, 2012 9:11 AM
I am from the Philippines, and the effect of global warming in our country is really sad. Flash floods, earthquakes, heavy rains.... wasted lives. I wish there could be a true solution to this problem.
Wanda Faye Bryant's curator insight, January 7, 2014 4:51 PM

An interesting way to present the problem and solutions of rapid climate change to students.

Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Learning to protect biodiversity - UNESCO in the Spotlight: Science ...

Learning to protect biodiversity - UNESCO in the Spotlight: Science ... | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

A video showing how to address biodiversity through Education for Sustainable Development and mobilise students, researchers and decision-makers to reflect on biodiversity issues

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

September is National Biodiversity Month

September is National Biodiversity Month | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it
Biodiversity Month aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world. If you are interested in finding out more about biodiversity, have a look at ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Save the Rainforest

Save the Rainforest | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

Your free click generates donations from our sponsors to Save the Rainforests. You may click once a day, every day.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by nzgeogeek
Scoop.it!

Map of Life

Map of Life | Theme 3: Resources & the Environment | Scoop.it

This site appears to be put together by a team at Yale University and it brings together a range of data sources to allow the user to view on a map the extent of over 25,000 species of birds, mammals and amphibians. It allows you to upload your own datasets to share or manipulate data to create custom maps such as species richness in an area.

more...
No comment yet.