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Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Last week, Sweden's Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country's energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon...

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Marine environments - an interesting illustrative of human change and impact 

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Mining vs Environment

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Award winning Fairfax photographer Wolter Peeters was in Lithgow where mining and the environment are going head to head.
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Ba;lancing competing demands is a challenge for sustainable environmental management

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Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas

Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Properties worth over £1bn will be lost to coastal erosion in England and Wales over the next century, with no compensation for homeowners, as it becomes too costly to protect them• After the floods: A year on, memories continue to haunt residents
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Destructive dams - Geographical

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They may enjoy a clean, green reputation, but the environmental impact of dams built for hydroelectric energy is far worse than first believed
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Mangrove campaigners battle to save the 'roots of the sea'

Mangrove campaigners battle to save the 'roots of the sea' | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

Copadtal estuaries - mangroves Alfredo Quatro says we must defend mangrove forests – which protect our shorelines and diverse marine life – against man-made development

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Coastal estuaries - mangrove environments

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The Drying of Lake Urmia

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"Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran was once one of the largest saltwater lakes in the Middle East, but it has diminished dramatically. Diversion of water from local rivers for agricultural use is one likely cause. Since 1996, drought has further contributed to the decline. The lake now covers about 10 percent of the area it covered in the 1970s. In the 2014 image, the entire southern portion of the salty lakebed is exposed. Also see this set of images."


Tags: Iran, remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 Geoprinciplesland use, foodfood production, environment.


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Fish are getting harder to find and soon will be affordable only by the wealthy

Fish are getting harder to find and soon will be affordable only by the wealthy | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Fleets travel widely to find seafood.

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Largest algae bloom ever seen is turning California seafood toxic

Largest algae bloom ever seen is turning California seafood toxic | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Massive blooms of Pseudo-nitzschia, a type of single-celled algae, have been seen off the California coast. It can produce the neurotoxin domoic acid under certain conditions.

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Coastal / Marine Environmental change
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Sydney's population touches 200,000 for first time

Sydney's population touches 200,000 for first time | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The City of Sydney has near-doubled its population over the past two decades to 200,000 and is growing so fast that it will add a further 50,000 residents over the next 7 years, new city figures show.
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How five Aussie icons will fare in a warmer world

How five Aussie icons will fare in a warmer world | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
For the first time scientists have revealed the limits of some of Australia's most iconic landmarks to adapt to climate change.
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Coastal Geography at Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre

Coastal Geography at Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre
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Option topic:Coastal environments & management


Fieldwork techniques 

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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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Beachfront Real Estate: Oysters Help Restore California Coastline

Beachfront Real Estate: Oysters Help Restore California Coastline | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Native Olympia oysters are being nurtured back to play their natural role as ocean engineers that protect against storms and sea-level rise.

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Healthy Habitat: The Foundation of America's Seafood and Fisheries - YouTube

Healthy habitat is the foundation of our nation's seafood and fisheries. Habitat provides important feeding and breeding grounds for fish and protected speci...

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Option topic: Marine Environments and management 

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Will Pacific Island Nations Disappear as Seas Rise? Maybe Not

Will Pacific Island Nations Disappear as Seas Rise? Maybe Not | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
For low-lying islands, what's needed is less alarmism, more planning.
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Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves

Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
National plan puts women at centre of strategy to save trees from being felled for firewood by providing microloans to start business
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Do dams destroy rivers?

Do dams destroy rivers? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A new study has found links between dams and the declining health of river systems. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates whether dams are killing the world’s great rivers
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How involved is Australia in the Global Shark Fin Trade?

How involved is Australia in the Global Shark Fin Trade? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A Queensland recreational fisherman has been fined $7,750 after being caught with 3,206 shark fins suspected of being destined for the black market.

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Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 25, 6:56 PM

D'après l'UICN, environ 1/3 des requins des grands espaces océaniques sont menacés d'extinction. Une des causes : le commerce illégal d' ailerons de requins, vendus très chers pour faire de la soupe d'ailerons en Chine.

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BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement in Gulf spill

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement in Gulf spill | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Oil giant BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion to the federal government and five Gulf Coast states under a record environmental settlement to cover claims from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the Justice Department announced Thursday.The landmark deal, which still must be approved by a judge, would resolve civil claims linked to the damage from...

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The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World

The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
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Some very relevant films to stimulate discussion about environmental change and strategies to minimise human impacts on environments 

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Human activity is causing disease in the Great Barrier Reef's fish

Human activity is causing disease in the Great Barrier Reef's fish | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Fish in the Great Barrier Reef are suffering from an increased rate of disease due to sediment thrown up by human activity, an Australian university study has found.
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Climate change takes its toll on the Macquarie Marshes in north-western NSW

Climate change takes its toll on the Macquarie Marshes in north-western NSW | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
River red gums that once flowered over the Macquarie Marshes are bare and white. The forest is dead.
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Climate change forecasts warmer and drier Australia

Climate change forecasts warmer and drier Australia | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
How will climate change affect Australia? The temperature of your city will rise, for sure.
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6 Signs of Hope For Our Blue World

6 Signs of Hope For Our Blue World | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Dr. Sebastian Troeng shares six signs that the world’s oceans could recover.
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Option topic: Marine environments


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. 


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

The application of environmental economic and social criteria in evaluating management responses to the change (ACHGK075)


Geoworld 10

Chapter 3: Marine environments and Management 


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Web detectives fight illegal poachers

Web detectives fight illegal poachers | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Scientists use Internet reports to map the countries with the most illegal wildlife trade.
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Australian Curriculum

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


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


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 ( focus on biodiversity)


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