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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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World Economic Forum - This is how the world is combating deforestation | Facebook

World Economic Forum - This is how the world is combating deforestation | Facebook | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Have you heard of Africa's Great Green Wall? Learn more about reforestation projects: https://wef.ch/2tLqStk
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Identifying Illegal Overfishing

Identifying Illegal Overfishing | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it

"The vast majority of fishing vessels follow the rules governing fishing – but many are not, and these bad actors can cause a lot of damage. Vessels may take too many fish ­– overfishing – which is causing our fisheries to collapse. Then there is the problem of illegal fishing, which can occur in protected areas, in another country’s waters or on the high seas. This threatens jobs and food security for millions of people, all around the world.

The trouble is, so much of this illegal activity is hidden – it happens out to sea, making it difficult to scrutinize what individual vessels are getting up to. Fortunately, we are now beginning to see what happens after commercial fishing vessels leave port.

The interactive map we created allows anyone in the world with an internet connection to see the activities of the commercial fishing fleet globally."

 

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In Antarctica, climate change is having surprising impacts

In Antarctica, climate change is having surprising impacts | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
As the Antarctic Peninsula heats up, the rules of life there are being ripped apart. Alarmed scientists aren’t sure what all the change means for the future.
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'We've never seen this': massive Canadian glaciers shrinking rapidly | World news | The Guardian

'We've never seen this': massive Canadian glaciers shrinking rapidly | World news | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Glaciers in the Yukon territory are retreating even faster than expected in a warming climate, scientists warn
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Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report finds | Environment | The Guardian

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report finds | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists
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The Human Signature: Edward Burtynsky's Anthropocene – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

The Human Signature: Edward Burtynsky's Anthropocene – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Burtynsky’s unsettling large-scale images of industrial-scale extraction, urbanisation and deforestation reveal humanity’s devastating impact on the planet
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Humanity is obliterating millions of years of animal evolution —

Humanity is obliterating millions of years of animal evolution — | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
It would take up to seven million years for mammals to recover what they've lost.
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What difference would just half a degree of global warming make?

What difference would just half a degree of global warming make? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
World-leading climate scientists took a closer look at how rising temperatures would affect the planet. This is what they found.  
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Sinking Santa Cruz: climate change threatens famed California beach town | US news | The Guardian

Sinking Santa Cruz: climate change threatens famed California beach town | US news | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Similar challenges are sprouting up along the coast, and the golden sands and beach properties that define the state at risk
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What is the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) Tool?

What is the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) Tool? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Google has launched a new tool, Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE)., with the main purpose of making new climate-relevant datasets easier for cities to access.
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BBC - Conservation success for otters on the brink

BBC - Conservation success for otters on the brink | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
All over the world otter populations have been hanging in the balance, but two very different approaches have been successful in saving the species
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Why the next three months are crucial for the future of the planet | Environment | The Guardian

Why the next three months are crucial for the future of the planet | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Two forthcoming major climate talks offer governments an opportunity to respond to this year’s extreme weather with decisive action
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Tropical marine conservation needs to change as coral reefs decline

Coral reefs are in trouble, but other marine species are also feeling the strain but are off the conservation radar.
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Stop biodiversity loss or we could face our own extinction, warns UN | Environment | The Guardian

Stop biodiversity loss or we could face our own extinction, warns UN | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The world has two years to secure a deal for nature to halt a ‘silent killer’ as dangerous as climate change, says biodiversity chief
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Sydney Institute of Marine Science - News - Living Seawalls growing

Sydney Institute of Marine Science - News - Living Seawalls growing | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
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Great for those studying Sydney Harbour estuary
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Five countries hold 70% of world's last wildernesses, map reveals | Environment | The Guardian

Five countries hold 70% of world's last wildernesses, map reveals | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
First map of Earth’s intact ecosystems shows just five nations are responsible for most of them – but it will require global action to protect them
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Total Earth Care Division: Environmental... - Total Earth Care Pty Ltd | Facebook

Total Earth Care Division: Environmental... - Total Earth Care Pty Ltd | Facebook | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Total Earth Care Division: Environmental Rehabilitation
Project Name: Alexandra Canal Bank Stabilisation Project
Client Name: Sydney Water Corporation
Location: Alexandra Canal, Tempe
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In Antarctica, climate change is having surprising impacts

As the Antarctic Peninsula heats up, the rules of life there are being ripped apart. Alarmed scientists aren’t sure what all the change means for the future.
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What.If - What If The Ocean Was Transparent?

What.If - What If The Ocean Was Transparent? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Humans have only explored about 1% of our oceans - but what would happen if we could see all of it?
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Interactive: The impacts of climate change at 1.5C, 2C and beyond | Carbon Brief

Interactive: The impacts of climate change at 1.5C, 2C and beyond | Carbon Brief | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Carbon Brief has extracted key metrics showing how global warming is projected to affect the world
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Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?

Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests? | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The latest UN report on climate says reducing deforestation is crucial to slowing global warming. But researchers must first reconcile two contradictory sets of statistics on tree loss in order to determine whether promises made by nations to protect and restore forests are on target.
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Climate change: How can governments avert “Hothouse earth”?  –

Climate change: How can governments avert “Hothouse earth”?  – | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
It sounds like the title of a disaster movie, but a "Hothouse Earth" is what a group of climate scientists say we could be heading for - even if current carbon reduction targets are met.  

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Destruction of threatened species habitat taking place on 'scandalously huge scale' | Environment | The Guardian

Destruction of threatened species habitat taking place on 'scandalously huge scale' | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Environment groups tell Senate inquiry there’s ‘massive and pervasive non-compliance with legislation’
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Building sea walls is a small bandaid on a gaping wound

How far will we go to protect high-risk beachfront property? New research suggests local councils are too willing to spend public money to protect private landowners from coastal climate change.
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Deforestation process in Qld GBR

Deforestation process in Qld GBR | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Deforestation process in Qld GBR catchment.
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