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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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Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change

Australia has seen an unprecedented number of widespread, catastrophic transformations in response to extreme weather events.
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How to talk about climate change: 5 tips from the front lines

How to talk about climate change: 5 tips from the front lines | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
We need more people talking about climate change, more often. But many people feel under-equipped to do this.
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'Caving away by the day': Great Ocean Road under erosion threat

'Caving away by the day': Great Ocean Road under erosion threat | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Authorities have been accused of inaction as a tourist town car park erodes 'by the day', potentially threatening an iconic route.
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Our planet is on the brink. Here's how we save it

Our planet is on the brink. Here's how we save it | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
If we continue to consume the way we do then forests, oceans and weather systems will collapse. We need an unprecedented cultural revolution in the way we relate to our planet.
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Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Can oyster reefs help remediate metal-contaminated marine sediments? —

Can oyster reefs help remediate metal-contaminated marine sediments? — | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
‘Oyster farms have been found to alter surrounding sediments through the deposition of fine-grained, organic-rich wastes and by altering water flow, thus potentially producing long-term environmental consequences to estuarine systems.’ In celebration of World Oceans Day, Honours student Carolina Mora from the School of Geoscience’s Geocoastal Research Group shares with us the various ecosystem services performed …
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Loss of marine habitats is threatening the global fishing industry – new research

Seagrass meadows play a significant role in supporting world fishery productivity.
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Snowfields a generation away from climate meltdown, report warns

Snowfields a generation away from climate meltdown, report warns | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Victoria's high altitude snowfields only have another two or three decades of reliable natural snowfall, but lower altitude resorts have just 10 years.
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The great Australian garbage map: 75% of beach rubbish made of plastic | Environment | The Guardian

The great Australian garbage map: 75% of beach rubbish made of plastic | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Data compiled from rubbish collected by volunteers aims to encourage industry to control plastic pollution at the source
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WA government orders 'managed retreat' from rising sea in coastal areas, but refuses detail or funding plans remain scarce

WA government orders 'managed retreat' from rising sea in coastal areas, but refuses detail or funding plans remain scarce | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Lancelin, Seabird, Gingin, Ledge Point erosion, sea level rise, climate change, WA coastal properties, WA coastal planning
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Irrigation for pasture, crops and vines... - New Zealand Geographic | Facebook

Irrigation for pasture, crops and vines gulps two-thirds of all freshwater taken from rivers and aquifers each year. Meanwhile, 137,000 tonne
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Helping coastal managers plan better for future storms - Geoscience Australia

Helping coastal managers plan better for future storms - Geoscience Australia | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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“You can’t protect a place unless you understand it. You can’t love it until you know it” A conversation with Kristine Tompkins

“You can’t protect a place unless you understand it. You can’t love it until you know it” A conversation with Kristine Tompkins | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Kristine Tompkins is an American conservationist, President and Cofounder of Tompkins Conservation, former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. and the newly designated UN Environment Patron of Protected Areas.
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Our natural world is disappearing before our eyes. We have to save it | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

Our natural world is disappearing before our eyes. We have to save it | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The creatures we feared our grandchildren wouldn’t see have vanished: it’s happened faster than even pessimists predicted, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot
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CSIRO - Like many scientists around the world, we are very... | Facebook

Like many scientists around the world, we are very concerned about marine debris. It can pose a navigation hazard, smother coral reefs, transport invasive species and negatively affect tourism
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Envisioning a Great Green City

Envisioning a Great Green City | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Imagine cities that are not apart from nature, but a part of nature.
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The devastating impacts of the new quest for Incan gold

The devastating impacts of the new quest for Incan gold | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The sky-high price of gold has triggered a modern gold rush in Peru that's poisoning the Amazon and its people.
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Should we close the Arctic ocean to commercial fishing?

Should we close the Arctic ocean to commercial fishing? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
As climate change melts the ice in the Arctic, areas that had previously been closed in the Arctic Ocean are becoming available to fishing. Five countries bordering the Arctic – Canada
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If we don’t protect the ocean, humanitarian disaster awaits

If we don’t protect the ocean, humanitarian disaster awaits | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Overfishing and climate change are the driving forces behind the deteriorating health of the ocean, the world’s largest ecosystem and the source of climate regulation for our entire planet, not to mention jobs and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people.
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Our plastic problem is out of control. Here’s how we can fight it

Our plastic problem is out of control. Here’s how we can fight it | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
From the circular economy to taxation and jute bags, here's how to mitigate plastic's harmful impacts.
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The three-degree world: cities that will be drowned by global warming | Environment | The Guardian

The three-degree world: cities that will be drowned by global warming | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The UN is warning that we are now on course for 3C of global warming.This will ultimately redraw the map of the world
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Extremely Endangered Tiger Losing Habitat—and Fast

Extremely Endangered Tiger Losing Habitat—and Fast | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
As Sumatran rain forests fall to palm oil plantations, their critically endangered tiger may soon vanish from the planet. There
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Cities from the sea: the true cost of reclaimed land | Cities | The Guardian

Cities from the sea: the true cost of reclaimed land | Cities | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Asia is growing. Literally. From Malaysia to Dubai, luxury developments are rising on artificial islands and coastlines. Everybody wins – except the local sea life and the fishermen who depend on it
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TED-Ed - The effects of deforestation, water use, urban... | Facebook

The effects of deforestation, water use, urban sprawl, energy sourcing, and climate change over the last 40 years can be seen from space (via Vox):
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Is any place safe from plastic? CSIRO... - Australian Marine Conservation Society

Is any place safe from plastic?

CSIRO scientists have discovered micro-plastic pieces on ocean-floor sediments 2km below the surface in on
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