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Resources  linked to the NSW Geography K-10 Syllabus and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people
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In the Wild, Goldfish Turn From Pet to Pest

In the Wild, Goldfish Turn From Pet to Pest | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Your pet goldfish may seem tiny and harmless. But in the wild, they can take down entire ecosystems.
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Invasive species cause significant environmental change in Australia
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The world's threatened rivers - in pictures

The world's threatened rivers - in pictures | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
From Bangalore’s water riots to Russia’s “river of blood”, rivers are under threat from many sources including industry, agriculture and climate change
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Fish Hotels? Just one of the Barkindji Ranger Projects… | Finterest – Native Fish Strategy

Fish Hotels? Just one of the Barkindji Ranger Projects… | Finterest – Native Fish Strategy | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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More management for riverine environments option topic
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Climate solutions for the 21st Century

Climate solutions for the 21st Century | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Mote partners with Nature Conservancy on coral restoration

Mote partners with Nature Conservancy on coral restoration | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Groups want to plant 1 million fragments.
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Climate change and the Marshall Islands: lives in the balance

Climate change and the Marshall Islands: lives in the balance | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The numerous atolls that make up the island nation are now regularly swamped due to sea level rise.
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Which animal went extinct in the year you were born?

Which animal went extinct in the year you were born? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A recent report showed lion numbers in parts of Africa will halve if major conservation efforts aren't made.
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Floating Habitat Island – a first for regional NSW | Riverspace

Floating Habitat Island – a first for regional NSW | Riverspace | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Inland water environments and management - option topic .Increasing habitat to maintain species diversity.
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E-water success tales in the basin | Finterest – Native Fish Strategy

E-water success tales in the basin | Finterest – Native Fish Strategy | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Management of inland water environments
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Marine destruction - Geographical

Marine destruction - Geographical | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Out of sight, out of mind, the world's oceans are nevertheless full of pollution, which is devastating for marine ecosystems
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Why We Can’t Fight Climate Change without an Intact Boreal Forest

Why We Can’t Fight Climate Change without an Intact Boreal Forest | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The answer lies not just in the carbon-capturing trees but also in the undisturbed boreal soils.
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New Map Shows Where Earth Has Gained and Lost Land

New Map Shows Where Earth Has Gained and Lost Land | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Scientists who mapped where land and water have shifted were surprised to find that Earth has gained more land than it has lost since 1985.
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Revealed: the criminals making millions from illegal wildlife trafficking

Revealed: the criminals making millions from illegal wildlife trafficking | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Investigation uncovers the ringleaders profiting from $23bn annual trade in illicit animals after more than a decade of undercover surveillance
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Poaching behind worst African elephant losses in 25 years – IUCN report

Poaching behind worst African elephant losses in 25 years – IUCN report | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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From concrete to coral: breeze blocks make a splash regenerating reefs

From concrete to coral: breeze blocks make a splash regenerating reefs | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
There hasn’t been much good news about coral recently, but in Grenada, one project is using towers of concrete to encourage marine life and create new reefs
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Clashing over conservation: saving Congo’s forest and its Pygmies

Clashing over conservation: saving Congo’s forest and its Pygmies | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
In the DRC, the Mbuti people rejected a reserve that banned them from their lands. Now, with conservationists, they are exploring ways to protect the forest together
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Polar bears losing crucial sea ice: study

Polar bears losing crucial sea ice: study | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Life-sustaining sea ice needed for hunting, resting and breeding is declining in all 19 regions of the Arctic inhabited by the species
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Polar bears are an integral part of the arctic coastal ecosystem - a good comparative study of environmental change with Australia
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Communities working to ‘bring back native fish’ – using pictures to tell great Demonstration Reach stories | Finterest – Native Fish Strategy

Communities working to ‘bring back native fish’ – using pictures to tell great Demonstration Reach stories | Finterest – Native Fish Strategy | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Restoring inland water environments
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Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots: 'We've reached peak everything'

Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots: 'We've reached peak everything' | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The great photographer’s awesome images – taken from drones, propellor planes and a 50ft selfie stick – show how industry has drilled and drained our planet
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Hawaii under threat: the environment Obama has called to protect – in pictures

Hawaii under threat: the environment Obama has called to protect – in pictures | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The US president was in Honolulu on Wednesday to tell an audience of Pacific island leaders that ‘No nation … is immune from a changing climate’
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Greenland’s ice sheets are disappearing faster than predicted - here’s why you should care

Greenland’s ice sheets are disappearing faster than predicted - here’s why you should care | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Here are three key reasons why melting in Greenland poses significant global economic risks.
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The Southern Ocean is getting less salty. Here’s what that could mean for the rest of the world

The Southern Ocean is getting less salty. Here’s what that could mean for the rest of the world | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Melting sea ice could be 'a driver of changes in the climate system.'
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More than half of south Asia's groundwater too contaminated to use – study

More than half of south Asia's groundwater too contaminated to use – study | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Salinity and arsenic affect 60% of underground supply across vast Indo-Gangetic Basin, according to research published in Nature Geoscience
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Watch One Of The World's Largest Lakes Shrink Before Your Eyes

Watch One Of The World's Largest Lakes Shrink Before Your Eyes | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Going, going, nearly gone.
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Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study

Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Experts warn there may be no unspoilt places left within a century as report shows an area twice the size of Alaska has been lost since 1993
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