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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 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.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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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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The Environmental Scourge of Indonesia's Textile Boom

The Environmental Scourge of Indonesia's Textile Boom | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The rise of fabric and textile manufacturing brought jobs to Indonesia's West Java province. It also brought abject pollution to the Citarum River.
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Textiles and river pollution
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What do farmers think about planting riparian margins?

What do farmers think about planting riparian margins? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Managing riverine environments
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How Fast Fashion Is Killing Rivers Worldwide

How Fast Fashion Is Killing Rivers Worldwide | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
In the opening scene of RiverBlue, deep magenta wastewater spills into a river in China as the voice of fashion designer and activist Orsola de Castro can be heard saying
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Degradation of riverine environments
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Mapping the human impact on the Great Lakes

Mapping the human impact on the Great Lakes | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that the Great Lakes are suffering tremendous ecological strain — Lake Erie was even pronounced “dead” for a time during the 1960s because of an overload of phosphorus from municipal waste.
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Can Floodplain Forest Restoration Reduce the Gulf’s Dead Zone?

Can Floodplain Forest Restoration Reduce the Gulf’s Dead Zone? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Can restoring floodplain forests in Indiana make a difference in reducing the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone"? A new study shows a great return on investment.
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Clean rivers benefit downstream aquatic environments
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Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps

Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The folks at National Geographic just did a solid favor for all the adventurous outdoor photographers out there. They put every US Geological Survey (USGS)
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Great resource for finding a map that supports your option topic for environmental change using USA for a comparative study
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The stuff of life | New Zealand Geographic

The stuff of life | New Zealand Geographic | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Some gear resources here to support riverine environments in New Zealand as a comparative study
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In Brazil, dams threaten rivers, the environment and people’s lives – Greenpeace

In Brazil, dams threaten rivers, the environment and people’s lives – Greenpeace | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
March 14th was the International Day of Action for Rivers: a time to remember and honour the communities who have been impacted by the construction of dams and the movements trying to prevent…
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Impact of dams on riverine environments and livelihoods
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Thousands of wild horses, donkeys, buffalo and pigs shot in Kakadu cull

Thousands of wild horses, donkeys, buffalo and pigs shot in Kakadu cull | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
More than 6,000 feral animals are culled from the Kakadu National Park under an eradication program.
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Impact of introduced species - on Riverine, wetland and other floodplain / riverine environments
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In Brazil, dams threaten rivers, the environment and people's lives | Greenpeace International

In Brazil, dams threaten rivers, the environment and people's lives | Greenpeace International | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Riverine environmental change and management
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High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa

Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
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Home - The Dugong & Seagrass Conservation Project

Home - The Dugong & Seagrass Conservation Project | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project aims to enhance the conservation of dugongs and their seagrass ecosystems in the Indo-Pacific region.
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Our Lust for Leather Comes at a High Price in the Developing World

Our Lust for Leather Comes at a High Price in the Developing World | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Leather processing is big business in Bangladesh, India, and other parts of the developing world, where regulations are lax and poisons run freely.
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The first of a 4 part series
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Looking down the barrel: Arnhem Land rangers say they are being overrun by rampant numbers of buffalo - ABC 

Looking down the barrel: Arnhem Land rangers say they are being overrun by rampant numbers of buffalo - ABC  | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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A great example of the impact of introduced species on Australia's aquatic environments - great for those doing inland water / riverine environments as an option topic

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Snowy Hydro expansion could scar national park, conservationists say

Snowy Hydro expansion could scar national park, conservationists say | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Environmental groups call for an independent inquiry into the Snowy Hydro expansion, saying it will damage already vulnerable eco-systems.
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Perspectives on the management of riverine environments 

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The American Nile

The American Nile | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The mighty Colorado, the life and soul of the West, is one of the most tapped rivers in the world. Can it be saved?
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More great information for a study of riverine environments - this time the Colorado

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Watershed Report Card | America's Watershed Initiative

Watershed Report Card | America's Watershed Initiative | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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The framework used to evaluate the condition of US major water catchments
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North America Water: Mississippi River | The Nature Conservancy

North America Water: Mississippi River | The Nature Conservancy | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Stretching from the Allegheny Mountains across to the Rockies and south to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River Basin spans 1,245 million square miles in 31 states and two Canadian provinces—forming the world’s fourth largest river basin. The Mississippi River Basin is indispensable to our way of life—and it needs our help.
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Coomparative study for riverine or inland water environments
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OECD environmental report: NZ reaching ecological limits

OECD environmental report: NZ reaching ecological limits | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
NZ has the highest rate of car ownership in the OECD - but the "fleet is old and inefficient".
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NZ makes a great comparative study for environmental change and management - particularly for riverine or inland water environments
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Forest & Bird

Our environment is in crisis and is being mismanaged. When the top international economic development agency says the same thing, the Governmen
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NZ rivers and wetlands facing many changes and management issues
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Retro TV 'hotels' boosting suburban native bee populations

Retro TV 'hotels' boosting suburban native bee populations | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A Queensland woman is helping attract native bees back to the suburbs with a unique take on recycling.
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New Zealand's Whanganui River gets the legal rights of a person

New Zealand's Whanganui River gets the legal rights of a person | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A Bill passed Parliament, recognising the river as an indivisible and living whole from the mountains to the sea.
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This week's bizarre East Coast snowstorm is a symptom of Earth's new freak seasons

This week's bizarre East Coast snowstorm is a symptom of Earth's new freak seasons | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
In an atmosphere fundamentally changed by human activity, every weather event is influenced by climate change, and this week’s storm is no exception.
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Hidden Pacific: Villagers at mercy of rising sea levels - World - NZ Herald News

Hidden Pacific: Villagers at mercy of rising sea levels - World - NZ Herald News | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
When the waves surrounded her first house Vasney Aitoaea was frightened. She could hear them crashing around her, and she prayed to God she would survive. - New Zealand Herald
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Rapport: Branding biodiversity

Rapport: Branding biodiversity | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Imagine the incredible complexity that makes up life on earth, bottled up for mass appeal. What if the word ‘biodiversity’ represented not just a set of scientr
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