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Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries

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Canada has dispatched two icebreakers to map the Arctic seabed beneath the North Pole to support a bid to extend the country's maritime territory deeper into the waterways at the top of the world.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 18, 2014 5:41 PM

Environmental ecology. What do we need to know about conserving the Arctic?

Kevin Barker's curator insight, August 19, 2014 8:53 AM

Canada and Russia have at least one way they will benefit from a warming climate and both are eager to see that they take advantage of it.  Using remote sensing is a way to identify and formalize where is their legitimate claim to territory and resources.  What problems might arise with the retreat of the arctic ice?

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:30 PM

APHG-Unit 4

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Resources  linked to the Australian Curriculum Geography
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The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World

The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
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Some very relevant films to stimulate discussion about environmental change and strategies to minimise human impacts on environments 

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Human activity is causing disease in the Great Barrier Reef's fish

Human activity is causing disease in the Great Barrier Reef's fish | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Fish in the Great Barrier Reef are suffering from an increased rate of disease due to sediment thrown up by human activity, an Australian university study has found.
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Climate change takes its toll on the Macquarie Marshes in north-western NSW

Climate change takes its toll on the Macquarie Marshes in north-western NSW | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
River red gums that once flowered over the Macquarie Marshes are bare and white. The forest is dead.
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Climate change forecasts warmer and drier Australia

Climate change forecasts warmer and drier Australia | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
How will climate change affect Australia? The temperature of your city will rise, for sure.
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6 Signs of Hope For Our Blue World

6 Signs of Hope For Our Blue World | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Dr. Sebastian Troeng shares six signs that the world’s oceans could recover.
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Option topic: Marine environments


Australian Curriculum


The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

Select ONE of the following types of environment as the context for study: land, inland water, coast, marine or urban. 


The application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change being investigated (ACHGK074)

The application of environmental economic and social criteria in evaluating management responses to the change (ACHGK075)


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Chapter 3: Marine environments and Management 


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Web detectives fight illegal poachers

Web detectives fight illegal poachers | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Scientists use Internet reports to map the countries with the most illegal wildlife trade.
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Australian Curriculum

The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)


Select ONE of the following types of environment : land, inland water, coast, marine or urban. A comparative study of examples selected from Australia and at least one other country 


The application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change being investigated (ACHGK074)


Geoworld 10

Chapter 1: Human-induced environmental change challenges sustainability ( focus on biodiversity)


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The Ugly Journey of Our Trash

The Ugly Journey of Our Trash | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Reprinted with permission from Project Aware 

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Kathy Dowsett's curator insight, June 7, 7:48 AM

just published @ KSG Scuba Scoop

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ecoMUVE

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ecoLAB
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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.  


Australian curriculum

The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

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

The application of human-environment systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated (ACHGK073)


The application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change being investigated (ACHGK074)


GeoWorld 10

Chapter 1: Human-induced environmental change challenges sustainability

Chapter 5: Inland water and management

Chapter 6: Land degradation and management (6.4 deforestation) 

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Protecting Our Shared Arctic

Protecting Our Shared Arctic | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Niila Inga, a Sami leader in that part of Sweden that is above the Arctic Circle, has this to say about the impact of climate change on the future of his reindeer herding society: “If this climate change keeps going at this rate, I’m pretty sure that the reindeer won’t survive it. It goes too fast right now. And without the reindeer,...
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Shell’s US Arctic drilling will harass thousands of whales and seals

Shell’s US Arctic drilling will harass thousands of whales and seals | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Exploratory drilling, seismic testing and ice-breaking activities threaten to expose whales to damaging sounds, and ‘a deaf whale is a dead whale’
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Australian Curriculum

The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

The environmental worldviews of people and their implications for environmental management (ACHGK071)

Select ONE of the following types of environment as the context for study: land, inland water, coast, marine or urban. 

The application of human-environment systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated (ACHGK073)


GeoWorld 10 

Chapter 1: Human-induced environmental change challenges sustainability

Chapter 3: Marine resources and management

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Kenya's Masai traditions threatened by climate change

Kenya's Masai traditions threatened by climate change | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Masai living in Kojiado district, near the Tanzanian border, are finding traditional cattle herding harder due to the warming climate...

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200,000 SHARK FINS SEIZED

200,000 SHARK FINS SEIZED | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
200,000 shark fins worth $1.5m have been seized in Ecuador before being illegally exported to China

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Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 4, 3:16 AM

Il n'y a pas que les thons qui souffrent. ='(

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Disturbing infographic shows how plastic is clogging our oceans

Disturbing infographic shows how plastic is clogging our oceans | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
With an estimated 6.4 million tons of plastic getting dumped in the ocean annually, build-up has become a huge problem that merits serious attention.
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Australian Curriculum 

The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

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.


The application of human-environment systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change (marine) being investigated (ACHGK073)


The application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change (marine) being investigated (ACHGK074)


GeoWorld 10

Chapter 1:  Human-induced environmental change challenges sustainability (Focus on biodiversity)

an-induced climate change and environmental management

Chapter 3: Marine environments.


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Sydney's population touches 200,000 for first time

Sydney's population touches 200,000 for first time | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The City of Sydney has near-doubled its population over the past two decades to 200,000 and is growing so fast that it will add a further 50,000 residents over the next 7 years, new city figures show.
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How five Aussie icons will fare in a warmer world

How five Aussie icons will fare in a warmer world | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
For the first time scientists have revealed the limits of some of Australia's most iconic landmarks to adapt to climate change.
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Coastal Geography at Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre

Coastal Geography at Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre
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Fieldwork techniques 

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40 years of human activities you can see from space

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal.

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Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi's curator insight, June 18, 5:57 PM

Amazing to see  progress and its consequences on earth...our resources and the insatiable hunger for natural resources.....when is enough, enough?

Ambre Cooper's curator insight, June 25, 4:04 PM

This is a cool little video. It even shows the level of Aral Sea we read about.

Hamdou Wane's curator insight, Today, 7:55 AM

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal

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Beachfront Real Estate: Oysters Help Restore California Coastline

Beachfront Real Estate: Oysters Help Restore California Coastline | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Native Olympia oysters are being nurtured back to play their natural role as ocean engineers that protect against storms and sea-level rise.

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To Save the Whales, You Must First Save the Sardines

To Save the Whales, You Must First Save the Sardines | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
We need to ensure that we consider the needs of predators in the ecosystem rather than taking the myopic view that we're doing okay as long as populations aren't crashing.

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Warming Climate May Release Massive Carbon Storehouse from Arctic Soils

Warming Climate May Release Massive Carbon Storehouse from Arctic Soils | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
It's no secret that our warming climate is causing ice everywhere to melt, but now new research shows that this thaw may release a massive storehouse of carbon in long-frozen Arctic soils.
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Australian curriculum

The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

Select ONE of the following types of environment as the context for studyland, inland water, coast, marine or urban. A comparative study of examples selected from Australia and at least one other country should be included

The application of human-environment systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated (ACHGK073)



GeoWorld 10

Chapter 1: Human-induced environmental change challenges sustainability

Chapter 2: Human-induced climate change and environmental management


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What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic

What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The Arctic is, and should remain, a region of low tension. Sharing opinions and asking questions is one way of making that happen
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Australian Curriculum

The human-induced environmental changes that challengesustainability (ACHGK070)

The environmental worldviews of people and their implications for environmental management (ACHGK071)

Select ONE of the following types of environment as the context for studyland, inland water, coast, marine or urban. 

The application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change being investigated(ACHGK074)

The application of environmental economic and social criteria in evaluating management responses to the change(ACHGK075)


GeoWorld 10

Chapter 4: Coastal environments.

Comparative study - 4.11-4.12 Russia's Arctic coast. 

Chapter 3: Marine resources and management

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Climate Change Infographic

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Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:52 AM

Chungo futuro se nos presenta, si no cambiamos nuestros hábitos!

Emily Ross Cook's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:44 AM

Humans must change their ways - what are some real life recommendations for changing?

mrjacquot's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:48 PM

For all the doubters...

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Desertification crisis

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RTCC: Severe land degradation is now affecting 168 countries across the world, according to new research released by the UN


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Five reasons why we should still read maps

Five reasons why we should still read maps | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The Royal Institute of Navigation says reliance on sat-navs is undermining map-reading skills. So why should we still read maps?

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bernieshoot's curator insight, June 5, 6:56 AM

#geography #education 

Catherine Lamarque-Manuel's curator insight, June 6, 5:55 AM
Lire un carte est toujours le début d'une histoire...
Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 6, 12:44 PM

É isso aí!