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The 7,000 Streams That Feed the Mississippi River

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" A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed. The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the river’s huge catchment area of approximately 1.15 million square miles, or 37 percent of the land area of the continental U.S. Use the tool to see where the streams around you are getting their water (and pollution)."



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Kyle Kampe's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:40 PM

Land use is different around Mississippi River basin.

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:28 AM

The Mississippi River flows down the east side of the United States. Since the river is so long it has many streams that expand off it it as well. As you can see in the picture the red parts are the sections where the water has branched off the Mississippi River. It takes up almost all of the middle section of the United States. 

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Australia courting danger with the Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has announced it will allow the dumping of three million cubic metres of dredge spoil from the Abbot Point port redevelopment within the marine park’s boundaries…

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Victory for Loggerhead Sea Turtles: Vast Area of Habitat Gains Protection

Victory for Loggerhead Sea Turtles: Vast Area of Habitat Gains Protection | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Today, the federal government designated thousands of miles of beaches and open ocean around the southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States as critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles. The area, w

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Wild rivers conundrum

Wild rivers conundrum | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Whether to develop or conserve is a common dilemma across the Australian landscape, and opinions are divided on the...
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Dark snow: from the Arctic to the Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating glacier melting

Dark snow: from the Arctic to the Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating glacier melting | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Industrial dust and soil, blown thousands of miles, settle on ice sheets and add to rising sea level threat

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Developing World Cities and Population Density

Developing World Cities and Population Density | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Without a question, we are living in an urban era. More people now live in cities than anywhere else on the planet and I’ve repeatedly argued that cities are our most important economic engine. As a result of these shifts, we’re seeing megacities at a scale the world has never seen before.

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Mr Steven Newman's curator insight, June 26, 2:25 PM

Just a few years ago there were only  20 cities with a pop over 10 million.  I'll use this with my  10 geography class to compare Australia's population and size with these cities and  look at debates around policies.  I,ll try and get the students to debate around ecological sustainability.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 29, 6:31 PM

Mega cities and the challenges they face for the future is focus in this article. Great statistics on populations and urban densities are also included.

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Where Cities Are Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs

Where Cities Are Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
In 19 of the 51 largest U.S. metros, including knowledge centers like New York and Austin, the city grew faster than the suburbs last year.
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Water, Water, Everywhere

Water, Water, Everywhere | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Edward Burtynsky’s photo project “Water” shows where water comes from and how it is distributed, used, and wasted.
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Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic]

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic] | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

Option: Inland waterAs the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already strapped for water, so political scientists expect feuds will become even more intense. To track disputes worldwide, researchers at Oregon State University spent a decade building a comprehensive database of international exchanges—-both conflicts and alliances—over shared water resources. They found that countries often begin disputes belligerently but ultimately reach peaceful agreements. Says Aaron Wolf, the geographer who leads the project, “For me the really interesting part is how even Arabs and Israelis, Indians and Pakistanis, are able to resolve their differences and find a solution.”

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Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet

Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
This daily dose of satellite photos helps you appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things humans have constructed--as well as the devastating...

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, June 15, 5:58 AM

Amazing.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, June 15, 8:19 AM

Great images for giving students a global perspective.

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This Lush Floating Billboard Cleans the Water Below

This Lush Floating Billboard Cleans the Water Below | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

Advertising that also serves the greater good? Now that’s something different. This floating billboard is covered in Vetiver; a perennial, non-invasive grass which has found popular used treating wastewater; even when it’s high in nitrates, phosphates and heavy metals. In this case it’s been used to spell CLEAN RIVER SOON, a hopeful message along the highly polluted Pasig River in the Philippines. It’s creators say systems like this have been shown to clean between 2 and 8 thousand gallons of water per day, and simultaniously, it creates a much more inviting place to stroll.


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Vetiver...a great scent and more? Great story!

Clara Bonnes's curator insight, June 12, 4:36 AM

Love it!

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Changes on the Cape Cod Coastline : Image of the Day

Changes on the Cape Cod Coastline : Image of the Day | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

Coastal environments and managementBeaches are dynamic, living landscapes. The coast off of Chatham, Massachusetts, provides a prime example of beach evolution.

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Threats of the World's Coral Reefs


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dilaycock's curator insight, June 4, 8:04 PM

Nice summary.Useful discussion starter.

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Colorado River Reaches the Sea of Cortez : Earth Matters : Blogs

Colorado River Reaches the Sea of Cortez : Earth Matters : Blogs | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Ethiopia's Dam Problems

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"Ethiopia is three years from completing a dam to control its headwaters, and while Egypt points to colonial-era treaties to claim the water and to stop the project, the question remains as to who own the Blue Nile."


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Tom Franta's curator insight, July 10, 6:40 AM

A great audio podcast of how resource issues affect beyond political borders...also recognizing the scarce water resources which need to be allocated throughout the Nile region.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, July 16, 7:44 AM

units 4 and 6

dilaycock's curator insight, July 21, 6:09 PM

Useful example to illustrate the interactions and tensions between natural resources and political systems.

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Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level

Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

"The largest reservoir in the U.S. falls to its lowest water level in history, Nevada State Sen. Tick Segerblom introduced a bill title and issued a press release on July 8 calling for an 'independent scientific and economic audit of the Bureau of Reclamation’s strategies for Colorado River management.'"


This week’s history-making, bad-news event at Lake Mead has already triggered lots of news stories, but almost all of these stories focus on the water supply for Las Vegas, Phoenix and California. But what about the health of the river itself?


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 12, 12:09 AM

Consequences of urbanisation 

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 12, 8:40 AM

Many geographers are aware that future water resource issues in the American Southwest will have political, cultural, and social impacts.  What do you believe to be some approaching concerns after reading this article?

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Hawkesbury River: competing needs and river health

Hawkesbury River: competing needs and river health | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Why is the Hawkesbury-Nepean river catchment a useful example for an exploration of river management issues? The needs...
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IUCN - From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

IUCN - From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Sick Cities: A Scenario for Dhaka City - Our World

Sick Cities: A Scenario for Dhaka City - Our World | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, is a 'sick city', due largely to rapid urbanization. But planning and other measures can nurse it into a sustainable urban environment.

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Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans

Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Whether it be for actions taken by the EPA or the State Department, congratulations to the Obama Administration are due for leadership on both carbon emissions and marine conservation. Let these efforts be the first of many....

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▶ WATERMARK Trailer | New Release 2013 | Festival 2013 - YouTube

Following their acclaimed collaboration Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in...
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Drift Gillnets: Overview

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In the Pacific Ocean off California’s coast, mile-long driftnets are used to capture swordfish and thresher sharks. But that’s not all they catch. When the nets are deployed in the evenings to soak ov

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Amazon tribal chief’s SOS: the white man is destroying everything

Amazon tribal chief’s SOS: the white man is destroying everything | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The Brazilian tribal leader who enlisted Sting to help save the Amazon rainforest has accused the developed world of being intent on “destroying everything” and urged its citizens to fundamentally change the way they think.

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Amazon Rainforest - Brazil's conservation strategy.

Amazon Rainforest - Brazil's conservation strategy. | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

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The article evaluates the strategy used by Brazil to conserve the Amazon Rainforest. 

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Marine reserves saved coral reefs from Queensland floods

Marine reserves saved coral reefs from Queensland floods | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Marine reserves are a hot topic in Australia, with federal and state governments debating whether to allow recreational fishers to take fish from within their boundaries. But new research demonstrates…

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Glaciers in China Have Shrunk by 15 Percent in 30 Years

Glaciers in China Have Shrunk by 15 Percent in 30 Years | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Glacial melt could lead to food shortages, according to scientists.

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