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Shade balls fill reservoir to conserve water in drought-hit LA – in pictures

Shade balls fill reservoir to conserve water in drought-hit LA – in pictures | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
A total of 96m black polythene balls now cover water at reservoir in Sylmar, California, to protect against evaporation
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Air pollution in Asia may be changing weather patterns in the United States

Air pollution in Asia may be changing weather patterns in the United States | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
Air pollution in Asia may be changing weather patterns in the United States.
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Polar bears fail to adapt to lack of food in warmer Arctic - BBC News

Polar bears fail to adapt to lack of food in warmer Arctic - BBC News | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
Polar bears are unable to adapt their behaviour to cope with the food losses associated with warmer summers in the Arctic.
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World Environment Day 2015: 21 aerial photos show humanity's impact on Earth

World Environment Day 2015: 21 aerial photos show humanity's impact on Earth | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
Aerial photographs showing some of the ecological challenges faced by our planet.
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Chasing Ice OFFICIAL TRAILER - YouTube

Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But through his E...
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Australia to be quizzed on climate policy at UN meetings in Germany

Australia to be quizzed on climate policy at UN meetings in Germany | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
Australia will have to up its game, Oxfam says, when its carbon emission reduction policies come under the spotlight on Thursday
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Sea level is rising fast – and it seems to be speeding up

Sea level is rising fast – and it seems to be speeding up | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
Since 1993, satellites have been used as well as tidal gauges to monitor sea level. A new calibration of this satellite record now shows that the rise in sea level is gathering pace.
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Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded

Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
The threat to our planet and the lives of billions of people – not to mention big business – has led to wild claims on both sides of the divide. Here are some facts
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Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone - AOL.com

Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone - AOL.com | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) - Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, have passed a daunting milestone, federal scientists say....
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130 Years of Global Warming - YouTube

130 Years of Global Warming - YouTube | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it

Via Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)
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GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management

CD - The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability

CD - The environmental worldviews of people and their implications for environmental management

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Warming of the Arctic will have global consequences

Warming of the Arctic will have global consequences | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
We often hear that climate change is radically reshaping the Arctic, a place many of us have never visited. As a result, it can be pretty hard to feel directly affected by what's happening up in a distant land of polar bears, ice floes and something odd called permafrost.
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Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures | Resources and Environment | 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 Climate Change

Global Climate Change | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.
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Humanity Has Already Used An Entire Earth's Worth Of Resources This Year

Humanity Has Already Used An Entire Earth's Worth Of Resources This Year | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
Humans have, in fewer than eight months, already used up one year’s worth of the planet's resources. This is based on an analysis of the demand that the human population is putting on the Earth, through various actions such as pumping carbon into the atmosphere and scouring the sea of fish, and the rate at which the planet can replenish these resources.
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How five Aussie icons will fare in a warmer world

How five Aussie icons will fare in a warmer world | Resources and Environment | 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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CAIT 2.0 Climate Data Explorer | World Resources Institute

CAIT 2.0 Climate Data Explorer | World Resources Institute | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
CAIT 2.0, WRI’s climate data explorer, provides free access to comprehensive, reliable, and comparable greenhouse gas emissions data sets.

It also provides other climate-relevant indicators, to enable analysis on a wide range of climate-related data questions.
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Doctors union mounts push for government action to tackle climate change

Doctors union mounts push for government action to tackle climate change | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
The powerful doctors lobby group is set to ramp up pressure on the federal government to take action on climate change.
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Watch How We’ve Solved the Ozone Hole Crisis

Watch How We’ve Solved the Ozone Hole Crisis | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
Scientists say that the hole will only get smaller after 2040 as ozone-destroying pollutants disappear from the atmosphere.
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River of desert dust feeds Amazon forests

River of desert dust feeds Amazon forests | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
The Amazon rainforest and the Sahara desert seem utterly different. Yet NASA satellites have discovered a surprising connection that intimately links these two disparate parts of our planet.
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Leonardo DiCaprio (UN Messenger of Peace) at the opening of Climate Summit 2014 - YouTube

United Nations - Statement by Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change, at the opening of the Climate Summit 2014....
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Kiribati and Climate Change

You might not be feeling the effects of climate change, but Kiribati, a small country in the Pacific, is actually drowning because of rising sea levels. Check out how the government there is trying to run a country that might not exist in a few years.

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this is an example of a small, innocent nation being hit harder by something caused by large nations which are having no negative impact on them. these large nations will not take responsibility until they must face the same results as Kiribati.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 10:07 PM

The video explains how the volcanic island will eventually disappear. The reason that the island will disappear is because of erosion and the sea is eating away at it. What makes them so easy to erode is the fact that the volcanoes are no longer active. Soon, coral reefs that are created will be the only thing holding the island together. Most of the island will be destroyed eventually and what is left behind will be in the shape of a caldera. 

Zavier Lineberger's curator insight, April 25, 8:51 PM
(Oceania) This short video explores Kiribati, a small group of islands between Australia and Hawaii. At the highest point, the land is 10 feet above the water, posing a major problem with raising sea levels. Due to climate change, half the population was already forced to migrate. Many islands face the same problem, and in the next few decades much more land will probably be underwater.
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15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet

15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
We've dammed mighty rivers, built hundreds of artificial islands, and made the world's fourth-largest lake disappear.

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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, April 9, 2015 8:47 AM

Transforming the planet in massive scales.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 10:02 AM

Summer reading KQ2, How have humans altered Earth's environment? key concepts- remote sensing, land use

Gregory Stewart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 9:32 AM

Spatial Perspective!

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Rising knowledge: How sea-level monitoring is uniting the Pacific Islands - Social Media Blog - Bureau of Meteorology

Rising knowledge: How sea-level monitoring is uniting the Pacific Islands - Social Media Blog - Bureau of Meteorology | Resources and Environment | Scoop.it
The Bureau of Meteorology's blog features articles, information and multimedia - sharing our work with you.
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