Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security)
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Resources for NSW Geography Syllabus K-10 and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Global Biomes

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“Objective : To learn the names and locations of the seven major ecosystems and in the correct order from polar regions to the equator. What is an ecosystem? ”
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 NSW Syllabus

Sustainable Biomes

Students:

- investigate the distribution and physical characteristics of biomes, for example:

- examination of the spatial distribution of biomes

- explanation of the impact of the climate, soils and vegetation of a biome on its productivity

 

GeoWorld 9 NSW

Chapter 1: From Biomes to anthromes

Chapter 2 Biomes produce food and non food products

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Firestick farming | Life on earth and in the universe | Cosmology & Astronomy | Khan Academy

How the indigenous Australians used fire to change their environment. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson
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Global fish production approaching sustainable limit, UN warns

Global fish production approaching sustainable limit, UN warns | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Around 90% of the world’s stocks are now fully or overfished and production is set to increase further by 2025, according to report from UN’s food body
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Rice Cultivation in Bali & The System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

A new method of planting rice in Bali is protecting indigenous seed stocks, traditions and livelihoods, thanks to a local organization's commitment t
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On Tiny Island Farms, Biodiversity Is a Way of Life

On Tiny Island Farms, Biodiversity Is a Way of Life | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Jamaican farmers grow an average of 87 useful plants on their tiny plots, including a variety of foods, timber, and medicinal herbs.
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Staple Food Crops of the World

Staple Food Crops of the World | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Our MapMaker Interactive layers show how many tons of cassava, maize, plantains, potatoes, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sweet potatoes, wheat, and yams were produced per country as an average from 2010 to 2012.
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Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

http://www.fao.org/agriculture/crops/thematic-sitemap/theme/biodiversity/en/ The productivity and sustainability of agriculture, forestry and fisherie
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7 Wild Species We Must Protect to Feed the World – Human Nature -...

7 Wild Species We Must Protect to Feed the World – Human Nature -... | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
One more reason to be concerned about extinction trends? Everything you eat was once a wild species.
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To maintain food production the world needs access o a variety of species - diversity is important for future food production.

Loss of biodiversity is a threat. 

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The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st-Century Agriculture

The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st-Century Agriculture | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
From cranberry bogs to cattle feedlots, George Steinmetz captures the grand and disturbing nature of our expansive food system.
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Mekong Delta fights losing battle against salt water

Vietnam's rice region is facing the worst drought to date. Over half a million people have been affected, and the country could lose one million tons of its staple food.Leaders of six countries along the Mekong River met in China to discuss the relief measures.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 18, 2:49 PM

Economic progress for some often entails job loss and environmental degradation for others.  As dams upstream are slowing the flow of the Mekong River, the low-lying delta that is a rich agricultural region is facing the ocean water that is moving further inland.  The once isolated and remote Mekong is experiencing some impacts of globalization. 

 

Tags: fluvial, waterVietnamagriculture, SouthEastAsia.

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Why Industrial Farms Are Good for the Environment

Why Industrial Farms Are Good for the Environment | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Technology has helped make them more sustainable than at any time in history.
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Firestick Farming - Stage 3 Geography

Created to support Geography GE3-2: examination of how people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, have influenced each country’
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Deforestation Of The Amazon Up 29 Percent From Last Year, Study Finds

Deforestation Of The Amazon Up 29 Percent From Last Year, Study Finds | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Brazil's National Institute for Space Research found that more than 3,000 square miles of forest cover were lost between August 2015 and July 2016 — a substantial increase over the year before.
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Protecting our pollinators through Indigenous knowledge - CSIRO blog

Protecting our pollinators through Indigenous knowledge - CSIRO blog | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Bringing together science and Indigenous and local knowledge is forming an important part of the global response to pollinating insects and animals that are under threat.
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We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, because all human life depends on it

We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, because all human life depends on it | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
War, pestilence, even climate change, are trifles by comparison. Destroy the soil and we all starve
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Living Land - Episode 25: Indigenous agricultural practices based on generations of farming

In the penultimate episode of this series of Living Land, we visit two farms in the North West Province to investigate indigenous agricultural practice
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Falling to the plow: North America’s Grasslands losing more habitat than the Brazilian Amazon

Falling to the plow: North America’s Grasslands losing more habitat than the Brazilian Amazon | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
North America's Grasslands, a landscape that once seemed to offer the promise of endless resources, are being lost to the plow faster than deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.
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Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds

Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Leaving forests in communal hands cuts carbon emissions from deforestation, helps communities and offers long-term economic benefits: ‘Everyone wins’
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Factory farming practices are under scrutiny again in N.C. after disastrous hurricane floods

Factory farming practices are under scrutiny again in N.C. after disastrous hurricane floods | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
As fecal waste and bacteria flow from hog lagoons into the water supply, North Carolina is revisiting a contentious battle between the pork industry, health experts and environmentalists.

 

In regions where hog farm density is high, there is an overall poor sanitary quality of surface waters. The presence of mass-scale swine and poultry lots and processing plants in a sandy floodplain – a region once dotted by small tobacco farms – has long posed a difficult dilemma for a state where swine and poultry represent billions of dollars a year for the economy. [Past] hurricane’s environmental impact in North Carolina were so severe in part because of the large number of hog lagoon breaches. Following Hurricane Matthew, the department has counted 10 to 12 lagoons that were inundated, with floodwaters topping the berms and spreading diluted waste.

 

Tags: food, agriculture, agribusiness, unit 5 agriculture, agricultural environment, environment, environment modify, pollution


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Mapping the Way to a World That Can Feed 10 Billion People

Mapping the Way to a World That Can Feed 10 Billion People | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
NatureNet Science Fellow Shannan Sweet is mapping the way to a world that can feed 10 billion people without exhausting its resources or exacerbating climate change.
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Agrichemicals and ever more intensive farming will not feed the world | Felicity Lawrence

Agrichemicals and ever more intensive farming will not feed the world | Felicity Lawrence | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Our food production system is broken, with steep losses in biodiversity. The answer is not more chemicals from a few increasingly dominant companies
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Australian households throwing away 14 per cent of their weekly groceries

Australian households throwing away 14 per cent of their weekly groceries | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Australians are wasting $10 billion worth of food every year, equating to $1,000 per household.
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