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#Volcano forms new Japanese #island #Nishinoshima

#Volcano forms new Japanese #island #Nishinoshima | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonise barren land - helped by rotting bird poo and hatchling vomit.

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Paul Batten's curator insight, May 18, 2015 6:22 PM

Ecosystem colonisation (a parallel for resilience). Biophysical interactions - biosphere + lithosphere.

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Coal miner's toxic wastes killing aquatic life in protected Blue Mountains river

Coal miner's toxic wastes killing aquatic life in protected Blue Mountains river | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
NSW government to impose pollution reduction program on mine operator Centennial Coal which has breached its licence 65 times since 2000

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Ecosystems at Risk. Vulnerability, reasons to manage (utilitarian vs preservation), management. Pollution reduction program by NSW government.

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Paul Batten's curator insight, June 6, 2015 9:16 PM

Ecosystems at Risk. Vulnerability, reasons to manage (utilitarian vs preservation), management. Pollution reduction program by NSW government.

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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 | Ecosystems at Risk | 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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Paul Batten's curator insight, June 20, 2015 4:48 AM

Negative human impacts on coral reefs of GBR.

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Dredging Today – AMCS: Industrialisation Threatens Great Barrier Reef’s Turtles (Australia)

Dredging Today – AMCS: Industrialisation Threatens Great Barrier Reef’s Turtles (Australia) | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The Australian Marine Conservation Society and Turtle Island Restoration Network program director Teri Shore have warned the massive port projects and other industrial activity planned for the Great Barrier Reef will push globally significant...

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Great Barrier Reef dredging could be more damaging than thought

Great Barrier Reef dredging could be more damaging than thought | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
WWF claims report proves that dredging and dumping of seabed sediment near the reef should be banned Dredging could be more harmful to the Great Barrier Reef than previously thought, a government-commissioned report has found, amid fresh warnings...

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Governments are not protecting the Great Barrier Reef

Announcements last week of the escalating damage to the Great Barrier Reef confirm Australia’s most famous and intensely managed Marine Protected Area has not been properly protected.
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Conserving the Great Barrier Reef

Conserving the Great Barrier Reef | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Perhaps ACF’s greatest success in protecting the Reef from fishing and trawling was influencing the expansion of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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Bringing coral reefs back from the brink

Bringing coral reefs back from the brink | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Shocks caused by climate and seasonal change could be used to aid recovery of some of the world's badly-degraded coral reefs, an international team of scientists has proposed.

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Peru planning to dam Amazon’s main source and displace 1000s

Peru planning to dam Amazon’s main source and displace 1000s | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
David Hill: Over 20 hydroelectric projects proposed for the main trunk of the River Maranon would have devastating impacts

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Ecosystems - vulnerability; management (utilitarian), building dams on rivers.

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Paul Batten's curator insight, May 26, 2015 8:56 PM

Ecosystems - vulnerability; management (utilitarian), building dams on rivers.

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The Svalbard seed vault: safeguarding the world's crop varieties – video

The Svalbard seed vault: safeguarding the world's crop varieties – video | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The Svalbard seed vault, which opened in 2008, has been entrusted by the world's governments with the safekeeping of the most prized varieties of crops

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Very short video on Svalbard seed vault - ecosystems at risk, and reasons for management and protection of ecosystems. Adds broader context to efforts with genetic diversity.

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Paul Batten's curator insight, June 8, 2015 1:58 AM

Very short video on Svalbard seed vault - ecosystems at risk, and reasons for management and protection of ecosystems. Adds broader context to efforts with genetic diversity.

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Diseased fish confirm damage to Great Barrier Reef ecosystem, say scientists

Diseased fish confirm damage to Great Barrier Reef ecosystem, say scientists | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
New research into the health of the Great Barrier Reef confirms sediments from coastal agriculture and industry development, such as the dredging for ports, is having an adverse effect on fish

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Paul Batten's curator insight, June 20, 2015 4:48 AM

Negative human impacts on coral reef ecosytems of GBR.

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Great Barrier Reef authority approves dredging and dumping to expand port

Great Barrier Reef authority approves dredging and dumping to expand port | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Marine park authority grants approval with strict conditions in decision met with derision by conservation groups

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Dredging set to swamp decades of Great Barrier Reef protection

Dredging set to swamp decades of Great Barrier Reef protection | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
After decades of work, A$200 million in taxpayer funding and even more from farmers' pockets, we finally have a rare good news story to tell about the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to an extraordinary effort…

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Sugar’s Not Sweet for the Great Barrier Reef

Sugar’s Not Sweet for the Great Barrier Reef | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Students identify cause-and-effect relationships between sugar cane production and the health of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
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The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef is a refuge for 1,500 species of fish, 411 hard corals and 134 species of sharks and rays, yet faces growing threats from overfishing, pollution and global warming.
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More time tipped for Great Barrier Reef protection policies, WWF says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

More time tipped for Great Barrier Reef protection policies, WWF says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says it is likely the World Heritage Committee will give Australia another year to strengthen its policies to protect the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland.
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Improving water quality in the Great Barrier Reef | CSIRO

Improving water quality in the Great Barrier Reef | CSIRO | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
CSIRO, through the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, is undertaking research to underpin the effective management of water quality in the Great Barrier Reef.
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Worsening Climate Change Will Wipe Out Oceans’ Coral Reefs

Worsening Climate Change Will Wipe Out Oceans’ Coral Reefs | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Unless the world gets it act together to counter the worsening global climate change, it won't be long before it sees the total wipe out of the oceans' coral reefs.
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