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Donut Holes in Law of the Sea

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"Sovereignty over land defines nation states since 1648. In contrast, sovereign right over the sea was formalised only in 1982. While land borders are well-known, sea borders escape the limelight."


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Option topic Marine  Environments and management

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 8, 2014 9:28 PM

These maritime borders mark the economic area is defined by its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), a 200-nautical mile-wide (370 km) strip of sea along the country’s national coast line.  This regulation, which was installed by the ‘UN Convention on the Law of the Sea’ in 1982, grants a state special rights to exploit natural (such as oil) and marine (for instance fish) resources, including scientific research and energy production (wind-parks, for example).  This interactive map of the EEZs also shows the 'donut holes,' or the seas that are no state can claim that no state can claim.  Given the number of conflicts that are occurring--especially in East Asia--this map becomes a very valuable online resource for teaching political geography. 


Questions to ponder: how does this series of buffer zones around the Earth's land masses impact politics, the environment and local economies?  Where might the EEZs be more important to the success of a country/territory than other regions? 


Tagseconomic, environment, political, resources, water, sovereignty, coastal, environment depend, territoriality, states, conflict, unit 4 political.

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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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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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ESA shows 30 years of deforestation in Amazon rainforest

Deforestation near the northwestern Brazilian city of Rio Branco has made its mark on the rainforest over the last 30 years. By comparing a Landsat-5 imag
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2016 Fish Kill – Find out the reason behind the devastating fish kill

2016 Fish Kill – Find out the reason behind the devastating fish kill | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Picture above credit: Andy Wise

The end of 2016 saw one of the worst Blackwater events unfold in the Murray Da
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Environmental change impacting on biodiversity in the MDB 

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Feeling helpless about the Great Barrier Reef? Here’s one way you can help

Feeling helpless about the Great Barrier Reef? Here’s one way you can help | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
As the Great Barrier Reef suffers a second wave of mass bleaching, there is a way to get involved.
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These stunning timelapse photos may just convince you about climate change

These stunning timelapse photos may just convince you about climate change | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Time-lapse photos show the dramatic impact of climate change on mountain glaciers.
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The World’s Snowiest Place Is Starting to Melt

The World’s Snowiest Place Is Starting to Melt | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The mountains of northwestern Japan have long received up to 125 feet of snow a year—but that's starting to change, prompting locals to ask how long it will last.
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Climate-driven species on the move are changing (almost) everything

Climate-driven species on the move are changing (almost) everything | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
From luxuries like champagne to the very livelihoods of fishing communities in the developing world – the climate-driven shifts in species will affect us all.
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'Sapphire rush' threatens rainforests of Madagascar

The influx of thousands of gem hunters is disfiguring a protected environment and prompting calls for military intervention
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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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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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Snowy hydro scheme will be left high and dry unless we look after the mountains

Snowy hydro scheme will be left high and dry unless we look after the mountains | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A reliable water supply from Australia's mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
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Another great resource for those studying inland water/ riverine environmental change
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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. Back in 1615, though, when the entire region was pristine and explorers Samuel de Champlain and Étienne Brûlé gazed out together from Lake Huron’s shores, they dubbed it la mer douce, 'the sweet sea.' Today roughly one-quarter of Canada’s population and a 10th of America’s population drink from the Great Lakes basin; the beleaguered lakes alone hold more than a fifth of Earth’s freshwater."


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Questions to Ponder: What watershed do you live in?  Where does your drinking water come from?  When you flush the toilet, where does it go? How are places in your watershed linked?  How does this similar map shed more light on these issues?  

 

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 15, 11:52 AM
These lakes are a tremendous resource, not only for the region but the nation as well. They need our attention and protection.-Lou 
 
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The Australian

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Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef have now been ravaged by coral bleaching.
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Freshwater report: five key findings

Freshwater report: five key findings | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Five findings from a new independent stocktake of the state of our lakes and rivers.
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NERC - Keeping back the floods resources available

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Environmental change and management - riverine environments and flooding
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How did the Great Barrier Reef reach 'terminal stage'? – video explainer

How did the Great Barrier Reef reach 'terminal stage'? – video explainer | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Scientists say two consecutive bleaching events will have a devastating effect, and the reef faces other threats as well
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Forest fragmentation may be releasing much more carbon than we think

Forest fragmentation may be releasing much more carbon than we think | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A new study dramatically adds to current estimates of carbon emissions from tropical deforestation.
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Indian court awards legal rights of a person to entire ecosystem | Climate Home - climate change news

Indian court awards legal rights of a person to entire ecosystem | Climate Home - climate change news | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
An Indian state has awarded full legal status to an entire ecosystem. But can such a right be protected?
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Scientists print 3D models of Great Barrier Reef in bid to save it

Scientists print 3D models of Great Barrier Reef in bid to save it | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Researchers creating virtual maps of coral reefs to precisely model how structure altered by environmental change
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