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WATCH: In 50 Years, There May Be No Fish Left To Catch

WATCH: In 50 Years, There May Be No Fish Left To Catch | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A powerful video about how overfishing is decimating our oceans reminds us this week to pause and think twice about the seafood we eat.

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Who Owns The North Pole?

"Though uninhabited and full of melting ice caps, the Arctic is surprisingly an appealing piece of real estate. Many countries have already claimed parts of the region. So who technically owns the North Pole? And why do these nations want it so bad?"


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Denmark is now being more assertive in their claimsWhy is this happening now?  As climate change threatens polar ice caps, some see the receding ice as an economic and political opportunity.  Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland) and the U.S. are all seeking to expand their maritime claims in the Arctic.  When trapped under ice, extracting resources is cost prohibitive, but the melting sea ice will make the Arctic's resources all the more valuable (including the expanded shipping lanes).  Even a global disaster like climate change can make countries behave like jackals, ready to feast on a dead carcass.  For more, read this National Geographic blogpost.  


TagsArctic, economic, environment, political, resources, water, sovereignty, coastal, environment depend, territoriality, unit 4 politicalclimate change, political ecology.

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World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development

World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
From Florida to the Costa del Sol, costly sea defences are accelerating beach erosion and will ultimately fail to protect coastal towns and cities from rising tides, say experts

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▶ Holland's Barriers to The Sea - YouTube

The Delta Works in the Netherlands (Holland) is the largest flood protection project in the world. This project consists of a number of surge barriers, for e...
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Want to Get into the Doughnut? Tackle Inequality - Our World

Want to Get into the Doughnut? Tackle Inequality - Our World | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Humanity’s central challenge in the 21st century is to get into the 'doughnut': the safe and just spot between social and planetary boundaries.

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Swirling Tsunami Debris Visualize Our Poisoning of the Oceans | WIRED

Swirling Tsunami Debris Visualize Our Poisoning of the Oceans | WIRED | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011 washed some 5 million tons of debris into the north Pacific. Three years later, much of that debris is still at sea.

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Getting the Picture :: Home

Getting the Picture :: Home | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Welcome to the multimedia learning tool Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate
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How to Fight Illegal Fishing

How to Fight Illegal Fishing | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
What illicit trade is worth up to $23 billion each year, threatens the environment, food security and the economies of developing countries, and is now the subject of a special taskforce at INTERPOL? The answer is illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).

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Consequences of climate change displayed graphically.

Consequences of climate change displayed graphically. | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

Climate scientists explain why the 2015 Paris climate summit cannot be allowed to fail – for our future.


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oyndrila's curator insight, November 29, 8:17 AM

Excellent graphics and useful information on climate change

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Rising seas pose a cultural threat to Australia's 'forgotten people'

Rising seas pose a cultural threat to Australia's 'forgotten people' | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
While you may have heard about the increasing threat that climate change and rising seas pose to Pacific islands — already forcing some communities to move — Australia has its own group of islands that…

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Can we climate-proof cities? Six of the best conclusions from SXSW Eco 2014

Can we climate-proof cities? Six of the best conclusions from SXSW Eco 2014 | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
City links: This week we were at the SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas, thinking about the future of cities amid climate change. Here are some of the best of the (many) conclusions
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India’s largest dam could be an ecological issue!

India’s largest dam could be an ecological issue! | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

The 3000MW Dibang dam, rejected twice as it would submerge vast tracts of biologically rich forests, is to get environmental clearance – but huge local opposition could stall the project


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The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water

The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Thanks to the worst drought in eight decades, millions of people in São Paulo are facing water outages.


Tags: Brazil, urban, water, urban ecology, climate change, environment depend, sustainability, agriculture, food production.


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Miles Gibson's curator insight, November 23, 12:30 PM

Unit 1 nature and perspectives of geography

This map shows the time lapse of a lake in Sao Paulo in Brazil and shows how the water is running low.

This relates to unit 1 because it shows the maps as It is a GPS map and a GIS layering map. This a basic definable part of this unit because of its maps, scale, sense of place, identity, and overall relativity. This is a simple GIS layering map over the Jaguari resovoir.

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Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 25, 12:49 PM

Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, which provides one third of the countries GPD, is now running low or water due to one of the worst droughts in 8 years. There are more than 21 million people in this city and 13 million of them are facing water outages. If it doesn't rain soon, the city could face a collapse. The city has blamed the drought of lack of water in the vapor clouds that the amazon usually provides to the city. They also blame it on deforestation and global warming. President Dilma Rousseff has questioned the cities misusage of their water supply, claiming that the city mismanaged their water supply.  

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Can marine debris degrade on its own in the environment?

Can marine debris degrade on its own in the environment? | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Most debris items take a long time to degrade in the marine environment

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Felicite Joseph Grajille's curator insight, November 20, 5:27 PM

Constant cleaning or using biodegradable materials will help reducing such type of marine crimes.....

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Devastating Oil Spill Threatens Rare Dolphins and Bengal Tigers

Devastating Oil Spill Threatens Rare Dolphins and Bengal Tigers | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Bangladeshi villagers are using spoons and sponges to clean up fuel leaked by a tanker.

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Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time

Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans says most comprehensive study to date on plastic pollution around the world
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Sea wall planned to save sinking Jakarta

Sea wall planned to save sinking Jakarta | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Environmentalists say project to protect reclaimed land in Indonesia could wipe out coastal and fishing communities.
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Option topic; coastal environmental change and management

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One-fifth of Global Farm Soil Degraded by Salt - Our World

One-fifth of Global Farm Soil Degraded by Salt - Our World | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Salt is degrading 20% of the world's farm soil and causing US$27.3 billion per year in economic losses, so addressing the problem is economically sensible.

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"The Great Invisible" A Searing Portrait of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster and The World's Complicated Addiction to Oil

"The Great Invisible" A Searing Portrait of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster and The World's Complicated Addiction to Oil | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
This month, Margaret Brown's searing documentary The Great Invisible will begin screening across the country. Rather than simply hurling oily muck at the perpetrators of the Deepwater Horizon disas...

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Reprogramming the City: New Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure

Reprogramming the City: New Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

Curated by urban strategist Scott Burham, the latest exhibition at theDAC explores the array of untapped potential in our urban environments. Through installations such as a light therapy bus stop and a billboard that converts humidity into drinking water, the show will consider how infrastructure can encourage human interaction, perform alternative functions or assume an entirely new role.


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See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas

See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

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Earth is changing rapidly, and an increasing number of scientists say that humans have become the dominant force driving these changes. While the term has no formal definition, many agree that we are now living in an age shaped by human activity: the Anthropocene.

Evidence for the Anthropocene ranges from worldwide population booms to the expansive transformation of the landscape. But solutions are cropping up at the local level that could help create a more resilient global community." 


Tags: ESRI, anthropocene, environment depend, sustainability


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 A great way to introduce this unit on environmental change

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Olga Boldina's curator insight, December 3, 3:25 AM

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Truthbehere2's curator insight, December 5, 10:01 AM

Well duh...we are very greedy leeches that don't want to take the time to restore and repair what we take and destroy...

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, December 8, 10:58 AM

Excellent use of an Esri Storymap to outline how humans have changed Earth over time.

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Will polar bears become extinct?

Will polar bears become extinct? | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Behind the controversy, what's the real story about the future of polar bears?

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Will New York’s billion dollar design contest prevent future flooding?

Will New York’s billion dollar design contest prevent future flooding? | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The announcement of the winning flood defence projects for metropolitan New York and New Jersey marks a new and powerful role for design competitions in the United States
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Ship Traffic Increases Dramatically, to Oceans' Detriment

Ship Traffic Increases Dramatically, to Oceans' Detriment | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The demand for global trade is driving a huge growth in cargo shipping in the world's oceans, with nearly four times as many ships at sea than in 1992.

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Biodegradable fishing nets could prevent sea mammal deaths

Biodegradable fishing nets could prevent sea mammal deaths | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Alejandro Plasencia has created biodegradable fishing nets and tracking tags for fishermen to prevent sea mammals getting trapped in lost trawling equipment

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Lauri's curator insight, November 18, 10:56 PM

Finally a sensible solution.

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The Last Place on Earth - The Leuser Ecosystem

The Last Place on Earth - The Leuser Ecosystem | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 10 Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Stand for the local people of Aceh - protect the Leuser Ecosystem! http://a.ran.org/a0v

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