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The dark side of Hawaii's aquarium trade

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Hawaii's salt-water aquarium trade is lucrative - but depends on the constant, scarcely regulated collection of wild fish, writes Elizabeth Claire Alberts. With 98% of fish in the trade taken from the wild, and high mortality rates from the moment of collection, Hawaii's coral reefs are experiencing a daily massacre.

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Environmental change: Option topic - Marine environments.

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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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Global warming is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, fast | John Abraham

Global warming is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, fast | John Abraham | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
John Abraham: The Greenland Ice Sheet is losing 110 million Olympic size swimming pools worth of water each year.
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How to stop feral animals running amok on our threatened island species

How to stop feral animals running amok on our threatened island species | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Nearly half of threatened species on our 8,300 islands could disappear without conservation efforts. It's time to stop those pesky rodents, cats and foxes.
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How air pollution is causing the world’s ‘Third Pole’ to melt

How air pollution is causing the world’s ‘Third Pole’ to melt | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
And that could mean trouble for rivers supplying water to more than a billion people downstream.
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NASA's Earth minute: Sea level rise

NASA's Earth minute: Sea level rise | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Sea levels are rising faster than expected. Find out what this means for you and our planet in this video.
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'The blob': how marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos

'The blob': how marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Wide-scale disruption from warming oceans is increasing, but they could change our understanding of the climate
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7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World

7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Countries around the world are buttressing and planning as floods like those in Louisiana become commonplace.
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11 Things We Learned This Week

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This week, we learned … … an Alaskan village voted to relocate due to global warming, and Harley-Davidson is paying $12 million in fines over carbon emissions. Where do you think dislocated villagers should resettle? Who should pay for their…

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A Farewell to Ice – review climate change

A Farewell to Ice – review climate change | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The warning this book gives us about the consequences of the loss of the planet’s ice is emphatic, urgent and convincing
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The deep ocean: plunging to new depths to discover the largest migration on Earth

The deep ocean: plunging to new depths to discover the largest migration on Earth | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The deep ocean makes up 95% of habitable Earth, yet only 0.0001% has been explored. The Guardian joined a mission off Bermuda that is looking to unlock the secrets of the deep
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8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it

8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Over the coming decades global plastic production is slated to increase nearly sixfold.
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Atauro Island: scientists discover the most biodiverse waters in the world

Atauro Island: scientists discover the most biodiverse waters in the world | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Conservation International finds 643 species around Timor-Leste island, some of which are believed to be entirely new
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The rise of citizen science is great news for our native wildlife

The rise of citizen science is great news for our native wildlife | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of Australians are generously giving their time to contribute to wildlife data sets, and, in doing so, becoming scientists themselves.
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Condoms Filled with Chili Powder and Firecrackers Teach Elephants to Stay Away

Condoms Filled with Chili Powder and Firecrackers Teach Elephants to Stay Away | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Conservationists in Tanzania are working to change elephant and human behavior in order to protect both the animals and villages.
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Environmental management yo reduce human - elephant conflict and resulting biodiversity losses
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Hawaii Is Now Home to an Ocean Reserve Twice the Size of Texas

Hawaii Is Now Home to an Ocean Reserve Twice the Size of Texas | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A 582,000-square mile "no-take" zone: President Obama just quadrupled the size of a national marine monument off northwestern Hawaii.
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The Lower Darling finally flows into the Murray

The Lower Darling finally flows into the Murray | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Water released into the Lower Darling River a month ago has arrived at the Wentworth Weir on the Murray River, with hope more could be on the way after northern rainfall.
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Inland water environments - processes and change
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‘Climate change is water change’ — why the Colorado River system is headed for major trouble

‘Climate change is water change’ — why the Colorado River system is headed for major trouble | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Lake Mead -- the system’s largest reservoir -- will narrowly escape a shortage declaration next year. But a shortage is looking imminent in 2018.
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Human impact on environment may be slowing down, study shows

Human impact on environment may be slowing down, study shows | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Mongabay: Humanity’s environmental footprint has increased, but at a much slower rate compared to population and economic growth because of more efficient use of natural resources
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First Map Of Thawed Areas Under Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA researchers have helped produce the first map showing what parts of the bottom of the massive Greenland Ice Sheet are thawed.
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Study identifies key species which act as warning signs of ecosystem collapse

Study identifies key species which act as warning signs of ecosystem collapse | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The success or failure of certain species can be used to predict the future health of an entire ecosystem, research says
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Keeping watch over a wandering wetland | Riverspace

Keeping watch over a wandering wetland | Riverspace | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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This animated map shows how different our oceans will be by 2050

This animated map shows how different our oceans will be by 2050 | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Researchers at the Nippon Foundation and Nereus Program predict that the future food supply of the world will be substantially changed due to climate change and habitat loss.
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Time to listen to the ice scientists about the Arctic death spiral

Time to listen to the ice scientists about the Arctic death spiral | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The Arctic’s ice is disappearing. We must reduce emissions, fast, or the human castastrophe predicted by ocean scientist Peter Wadhams will become reality
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World's hottest month shows challenges global warming will bring

World's hottest month shows challenges global warming will bring | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
July was hotter than any month globally since records began – but some areas, such as the Middle East, suffer more than others
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Boom in wildlife crime - Geographical

Boom in wildlife crime - Geographical | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The world’s fourth largest criminal enterprise is the illegal trade in environmental products.
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