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.
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.
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
Last year this was an intriguing story but now the geopolitical drama is growing as more countries are literally building islands out of reef outcroppings to strengthen their claims to the South China Sea. This is the most comprehensive article that I've seen on the escalating situation.
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.
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
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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