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Geospatial Technologies Transforming Lives - Geoporter

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Educating residents, teachers and youth in a costal community in Costa Rica to use geospatial technologies to investigate, map and make a difference.

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Environmental management -.coastal and marine environments.

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If you are looking to find a practical example of how geospatial technologies can empower neighborhoods and students, take a look at the GEOPORTER project.  If you can assist, I can tell you that I know the people working on this project and am impressed by their work. 

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In Costa Rica

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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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Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts

Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
“ The habitat overlap of polar bears and their main prey, ringed seals, is disappearing and the bears are instead getting closer to nesting birds”
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Climate change: Model predicts Australia to lose famous sites in new sea-level rise - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts

Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
“ The habitat overlap of polar bears and their main prey, ringed seals, is disappearing and the bears are instead getting closer to nesting birds”
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Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change
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Nature to the rescue: Using ecosystem services to reduce flood risks

Nature to the rescue: Using ecosystem services to reduce flood risks | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
From the mouth of the Mississippi to that of the Nile, communities have been drawn to coastal flood plains throughout the centuries. Where rivers and oceans meet, nature is at its best, and river sedimentation provides rich soils that greatly benefit agricultural productivity as well as fisheries. At present, an estimated 60 percent of our global population lives along estuaries and coastlines – making them among the most heavily populated areas of the world. As appealing as coastal areas are, living on a fertile floodplain comes with substantial risks. Floods are the most frequent of all natural disasters globally, and some of the largest disasters have occurred in coastal areas. Think about the devastation done by hurricane Katrina in New Orleans or the dangerous floods which happen every year in Bangladesh.
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Newsner.com

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They released 14 wolves into a park. What happened next is a miracle that proves we must take care of our amazing planet.
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The importance of biodiversity to environmental management and protection
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Greenland Is Melting Away

Greenland Is Melting Away | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
This river is one of a network of thousands at the front line of climate change.
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Mess It Up And Slow It Down - Virtual Workshop - Rivers of Carbon

Mess It Up And Slow It Down - Virtual Workshop - Rivers of Carbon | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Goulburn Community Conversation   ‘Mess it up and slow it down’ workshop presentations Our Goulburn Community Conversation that explored why we want to mess up the riparian zone and slow water down, was very successful, and we have had a lot of interest from people unable to get to the event who want to know …
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More great information about managing rivers and riparian zones for biodiversity.
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As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines, Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost

As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines, Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Port Arthur, the famous prison that housed the British Empire’s toughest convicts in the 19th century, is facing an onslaught from the sea.
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How to teach about climate without making your students feel hopeless

How to teach about climate without making your students feel hopeless | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
My environmental science class used to depress my undergraduates. So I made some changes.
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Great Barrier Reef tourism: caught between commerce and conservation alarm

Great Barrier Reef tourism: caught between commerce and conservation alarm | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
More people than ever are coming to see the reef and those who make a living showing it off want the world to know it’s still a natural wonder. But they worry about its future, and that of their 64,000-strong industry
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Option study marine or coastal,environmental change and management.
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Forget clean and green - this Wellington stream is brown, bubbly and litter-strewn

Forget clean and green - this Wellington stream is brown, bubbly and litter-strewn | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Owhiro Stream carries a bubbly, brown mix of ammonia, manganese, and iron.
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Great for a NZ comparative study of riverine environmental change
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The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem

The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
“ Researchers have determined that thinning Artic sea ice has caused a massive bloom of phytoplankton that is growing under it.”
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Preliminary - Biophysical interactions
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ABC Emergency

"Because we can't stop all sea level rise, we will have to adapt, so we will need to think about appropriate planning measures for Australia, fo
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Understanding rivers

Understanding rivers | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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A study of environmental change and management requires knowledge about natural processes - in this case riverine environments ( inland water environments )
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'The great unknown': New climate change data lifts the sea-level threat

'The great unknown': New climate change data lifts the sea-level threat | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The giant ice sheets of Antarctica are melting faster than previously estimated, placing low-lying areas of Sydney and similar exposed cities at risk by the tur
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The difference half a degree will make for Australia

The difference half a degree will make for Australia | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Scientists assess the likelihood of a repeat of the "angry summer" of 2012-13.
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Oysters can clean water

Oysters can clean water | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
I was so inspired by these kids trying to grow ONE BILLION OYSTERS that I flew over to New York to shoot some hero portraits of them! Be sure t
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Environmental management and citizenship
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Quartz

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New drone footage shows massive deforestation by Indonesia's biggest palm oil company.
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There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth's climate warms
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New Zealand waterways harbouring increased pollution, dangerous e-coli levels, says worrying report

New Zealand waterways harbouring increased pollution, dangerous e-coli levels, says worrying report | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
But report's authors say dairy farming isn't solely to blame.
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Indigenous rangers partner with national parks rangers in national first

Indigenous rangers partner with national parks rangers in national first | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Indigenous rangers collaborate with Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife rangers in Nitmiluk National Park to manage its savanna program, in an Australian-first agreement.
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Seqwater

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WHAT A CATCH! Check out the huge amount of fish and eels coming through our 'trap and haul' fish facility at Hinze Dam, following ex-Tropica
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Environmental management to maintaining n r build ecosystem biodiversity and resiliency
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For the first time on record, human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river

For the first time on record, human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Within four days, the water gushing from a glacier switched from one river to another. The Slims River died.
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