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Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire

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Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire - The Huffington Post  ::  Toxic plastic pollution is filling-up the Great Lakes, European lakes and even subalpine lakes in Europe's famed Alps. This insidious byproduct of petroleum has infiltrated the marine food webs and Earthlings are indeed in harms way.


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Relevant to inland water, coastal and marine environments 

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'Must haves' for integrating planetary well-being and human well-being

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Sustainability should be defined as "development that meets the needs of the present whilst safeguarding Earth's life-support system upon which the welfare of current and future generations depends"


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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, August 27, 2013 10:46 AM

The Millennium Development Goals end in 2015. The next round of development must be cast in terms of sustainability to ensure the achievements of today will not be lost tomorrow.

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How science can help lessen the impact of storm surges on coastal communities

How science can help lessen the impact of storm surges on coastal communities | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Australian scientists have used the example of the Cook Islands to look out how violent storm surges can be planned for
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Can tourism save India’s tigers? - Geographical

Can tourism save India’s tigers? - Geographical | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Current efforts to save India’s dwindling tiger populations are failing. But carefully managed tourism could offer this regal predator its best chance of survival
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Barrow, a town divided over Shell's drilling

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The issue of Shell's offshore drilling has split Alaska's Inupiaq community in half, and both sides mourn the loss of this unity. “It is so troubling,” Jake Adams, chief administrative officer of the North Slope Borough, wrote in an op-ed in the Arctic Sounder newspaper.

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Bee highways and squirrel suspension bridges: urban wildlife crossings - in pictures

Bee highways and squirrel suspension bridges: urban wildlife crossings - in pictures | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
While cities expand and encroach on the surrounding countryside, nature is being pushed back. These bridges, ladders and byways have been built to enable wildlife to travel safely and freely in an urbanising world
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Conservationists v chainsaws: the RSPB's battle to save an Indonesian rainforest

Conservationists v chainsaws: the RSPB's battle to save an Indonesian rainforest | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
In 2007 the RSPB bought up a series of logged-out Indonesian forests to bring them back from the brink. But in a country that’s losing trees faster than any other and farmers are desperate for land, it’s an uphill effort
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Marine Conservationists Work to Curb Ocean Stress

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Conservationists are taking action to help protect "stressed out" oceans.
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5 charts that show we're killing our planet

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The UN is urging people to "consume with care" in order to protect the environment on World Environment Day.

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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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The way humans are using land is dramatically decreasing biodiversity—and it’s only getting worse

The way humans are using land is dramatically decreasing biodiversity—and it’s only getting worse | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
How humans use land is dramatically decreasing biodiversity worldwide.

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, April 2, 7:30 PM

Urbanization has to be worse than farming.  They both destroy life, but streets, sidewalks, and foundations destroy all life in the soil.  Farmers just get most of it.

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Deforestation is an insidious, biodiversity-sucking void

Deforestation is an insidious, biodiversity-sucking void | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Deforestation is an insidious, biodiversity-sucking void.
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Australian Curriculum

The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

The environmental worldviews of people and their implications for environmental management (ACHGK071)


GeoWorld 10

Chapter 1: Human-induced environmental change challenges sustainability (1.4 - 1.7 focus on biodiversity) 

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Biodiversity Project

In this video biodiversity is explained. The threats to it are also shown and what can be done to help protect and restore biodiversity.
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▶ Adapting to a changing climate

To be notified once the subtitled versions are available, please enter your contact data here: http://goo.gl/forms/530kZ97cFF A new video documentary by the ...
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Vanishing glaciers of Everest - Geographical

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At the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, a team of researchers discuss the future of the glaciers on the world's highest mountain
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Climate Change

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.
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A brief history of Global Warming

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Global warming turns 120 next year... sort of. Next year will be the 120th anniversary of the first time we figured out that human activity could be causing climate change. Since then, the science has gotten firmer and the politics have gotten murkier, but the outlook for the future remains uncertain. This is the history of manmade global warming in three minutes.

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Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists

Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say
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Threatened Australian wildlife at grave risk from habitat loss, study finds

Threatened Australian wildlife at grave risk from habitat loss, study finds | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Habitat loss is seen as the primary threat to at-risk species but recovery plans avoid addressing it and governments have entrenched the extinction process
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How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka's coasts

How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka's coasts | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The tropical island was one of a number of countries that joined the goldrush of prawn farming in the 1980s and 1990s. New research lays plain the results.
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40 years of human activities you can see from space

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal.

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Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi's curator insight, June 18, 5:57 PM

Amazing to see  progress and its consequences on earth...our resources and the insatiable hunger for natural resources.....when is enough, enough?

Ambre Cooper's curator insight, June 25, 4:04 PM

This is a cool little video. It even shows the level of Aral Sea we read about.

Hamdou Wane's curator insight, June 29, 7:55 AM

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal

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Using Landsat Imagery to Map Change

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An innovative aerial public transport system is being proposed in Mexico City as a way to help reduce traffic congestion and increase personal mobility. TUEP

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:14 AM

CD - The environmental worldviews of people and their implications for environmental management.

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ecoMUVE

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ecoLAB
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A great resource (free and downloadable) that uses gaming (virtual fieldwork) to understand how ecosystems / environments work/ ecological processes  - two modules - a pond ( wetland/ inland water) and a forest (land resource)  


Understanding processes and functioning of environments is essential to effective management for sustainability.  


Australian curriculum

The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

Select ONE of the following types of environment as the context for study: land, inland water, coast, marine or urban. A comparative study of examples selected from Australia and at least one other country should be included

The application of human-environment systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated (ACHGK073)


The application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change being investigated (ACHGK074)


GeoWorld 10

Chapter 1: Human-induced environmental change challenges sustainability

Chapter 5: Inland water and management

Chapter 6: Land degradation and management (6.4 deforestation) 

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What's Happening to Biodiversity?

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What's happening to biodiversity? We're losing it.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:58 PM

A great series of infographics showing the decline in world biodiversity, the factors threatening biodiversity, why bodiversity is imoportant and hope for teh future. Compiled by World Bank it is useful for students in develoing knowledge and understanding of the importance of global biodiversity in topic Ecosystems at Risk.

Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:45 PM

Great infographic for your class discussion on biodiversity

Diane Johnson's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:17 PM

Biodiversity is the key to a healthy ecosystem. Since there have been at least 6 mass extinctions in Earth's history, we can learn the stress this puts on all parts of the system and how to try to ameliorate the damage.

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▶ Timelapse: Devastating Deforestation

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