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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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INland water environments

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Land use is different around Mississippi River basin.

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:28 PM

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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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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Excellent images to stimulate discussion 

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River guides buying land to protect orangutans from palm oil threat

River guides buying land to protect orangutans from palm oil threat | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A small group of Indonesian tour guides are buying up forest lands in a bid to protect wildlife, including sun bears and orangutans, in the world's top palm oil-producing country.
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What Happens When a Coral Reef Dies? | Hakai Magazine

What Happens When a Coral Reef Dies? | Hakai Magazine | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
If it’s not able to recover, a dead coral reef will collapse into a seaweed forest.
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New York's remodelled Governors Island has built-in climate change defense

New York's remodelled Governors Island has built-in climate change defense | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Amid rising seas, a park on the island uses Dutch ingenuity to protect itself while maintaining its beauty – with barely a seawall to be seen
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Environmental change and management - option topic - Urban environments
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Tibet's Water: A Potential Social and Environmental Catastrophe - Planet Experts

Tibet's Water: A Potential Social and Environmental Catastrophe - Planet Experts | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
There is no resource on the planet more precious than water. Everything, literally, depends on it. And no region’s water has as many people dependent on it than Tibet, the world’s third pole, where, right now, massive changes are taking place. “We call it the third pole because it has the largest store o
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Threats to freshwater environments - option study

GeoWorld 10 NSW

Chapter 5

Inland water:processes, change, management

5.1 Inland water environments

5.2 Drainage basins 

5.3 Mountains:water sources **

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Martu people preserve bilby population with traditional knowledge

Martu people preserve bilby population with traditional knowledge | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The Martu people of Western Australia are environmental and cultural custodians, preserving tradition and ecosystems alike.
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Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

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Bornean orangutan declared ‘critically endangered’ as forests shrink

Bornean orangutan declared ‘critically endangered’ as forests shrink | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
“This is full acknowledgement of what has been clear for a long time: orangutan conservation is failing.”
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A new ocean at the top of our world needs protecting.

Sign the petition and tell Norway to protect the Arctic from bottom trawling.
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Great video showing the impact of trawling and pollution on arctic environments
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Climate Change Claims a Lake, and a Way of Life

Climate Change Claims a Lake, and a Way of Life | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
An indigenous group that survived Spanish and Inca conquest cannot handle the abrupt upheaval of global warming. Lake Poopó was more than their livelihood: It was their identity.
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Environmental watering and its role in benefiting basin communities

Environmental watering and its role in benefiting basin communities | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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PODCAST: Tim Flannery on kangaroos and climate change

PODCAST: Tim Flannery on kangaroos and climate change | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Full podcast of Tim Flannery's Trailblazers Talk, 'Kangaroos and climate change', held at the Australian Museum earlier this year
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A Dutch city makes room for its river — and a new identity | Citiscope

A Dutch city makes room for its river — and a new identity | Citiscope | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Nijmegen is turning a flood-control project on the River Waal into an opportunity to redevelop its inner core.
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River management to reduce flooding
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Do we really need a new U.N. oceans treaty? Yes, and here’s why.

Do we really need a new U.N. oceans treaty? Yes, and here’s why. | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
“ There's a new U.N. treaty for the high seas.”
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A new power plant could devastate the world’s largest mangrove forest

A new power plant could devastate the world’s largest mangrove forest | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The proposed plants would be near the Sundarbans, a treasured ecosystem along Bangladesh's coast.
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Combining high-tech and low-tech to turn satellite images into action

Combining high-tech and low-tech to turn satellite images into action | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Wildtech interviews Dr.Lilian Pintea of the Jane Goodall Institute about advances cloud mapping tools, the importance of community conservation, and the Institute’s upcoming Decision Support System for chimpanzee habitat conservation...
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Orangutans Are Now on the Verge of Extinction - Planet Experts

Orangutans Are Now on the Verge of Extinction - Planet Experts | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Orangutan populations have dropped by nearly two-thirds since the 1970s, and they’re set to decline even further by 2025. According to an assessment published this week by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), less than 7,500 individuals exist in Sumatra today. “This is full acknowledgement of what has been clear for
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Chapter 1: Human induced environmental change: types, change and management

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1.4 Species under pressure **

1.9 Deforestation for palm oil **

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1.1 Where are we now? ( Declining biodiversity)

1.2 The world's ecosystems

1.3 Earth's biodiversity

1.4 Species under pressure **

1.5 Critically endangered species

1.6  Australia's biodiversity 

1.7 Disappearing forests

1.8 Threats to "gorillas in the mist" 

1.10 Costa Rica: McDonalds vs national parks 

 

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Permafrost Thaw in the Spotlight

Permafrost Thaw in the Spotlight | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

A study of aerial photos and satellite imagery of four ice-rich regions in northwestern Canada.....

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GeoWorld 10 NSW

 

Chapter 2 Climate change and environmental management

2.1 Human induced climate change

2.2 Climate change hotspots **

2.3 Climate change: the future 

 

 

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Global biodiversity drops 'below safe limit' across 58pc of Earth's surface

Global biodiversity drops 'below safe limit' across 58pc of Earth's surface | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
An analysis of global data suggests that biodiversity loss across more than half the world's surface is substantial enough to question the ability of many ecosystems to support human societies.
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Global Warming Effects Map - Effects of Global Warming

Global Warming Effects Map - Effects of Global Warming | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Explore the Climate Hot Map to see evidence of climate change including heat waves, sea-level rise, flooding, melting glaciers, earlier spring arrival, coral reef bleaching, and the spread of disease. Learn about practical solutions to curb global warming.
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Australia's vast kelp forests devastated by marine heatwave, study reveals

Australia's vast kelp forests devastated by marine heatwave, study reveals | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
About 90% of forests off the western coast were wiped out between 2011 and 2013, posing a threat to biodiversity and the marine economy, say scientists
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One of my favourite marine ecosystems often loses out to coral reefs for student study. A vital environment connecting land and sea is under threat.
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One of earth’s most-loved species is at risk from climate change

One of earth’s most-loved species is at risk from climate change | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Adélie penguins are under threat from global warming, which is harming their ability to nest and feed themselves.
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New Zealand Our disappearing coastline

New Zealand Our disappearing coastline | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Coastal erosion has eaten away roads, car parks and houses, satellite images show – and it will only get worse.
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Live chart: Fish stocks

"The world's fish are in danger—as is everyone who depends on them."


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Impact of overfishing and ecosystem disruption on marine environments 

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Every semester I share with my students this New York Times video about the rapid rise in industrial fishing and the production of Talapia.  Even with the rise of aquaculture as a major source of seafood, the world's oceans are still depleted.  As the world's population rises, many folk cultures with their roots in small fishing villages have transformed into primarily urban societies, but these urban societies still have a strong cultural preference for seafood and consume at levels that are not sustainable.    

 

Tags: environment modifyfolk culturesconsumption, water, physical.

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How the Nile has changed its course over 5000 years

How the Nile has changed its course over 5000 years | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Natural processes cause environmental change but these processes are impacted by human activities.
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