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Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Last week, Sweden's Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country's energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon...
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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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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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Traditional Owners and western... - Threatened Species Commissioner

Traditional Owners and western scientists working together to sow seeds for success. ������A fantastic project between the Western Australian Herbarium...���
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The northern, most pristine region of... - The Sydney Morning Herald | Facebook

The northern, most pristine region of the Great Barrier Reef has been changed forever by the heatwave, scientists say.
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We're losing the night due to artificial light. But it's not too late to get it back

We're losing the night due to artificial light. But it's not too late to get it back | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Satellite images of Earth show a global increase in the use of artificial light, which is obscuring the night sky.
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Iceland Is Growing New Forests for the First Time in 1,000 Years

Iceland Is Growing New Forests for the First Time in 1,000 Years | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
When the Vikings first arrived in the ninth century, Iceland was covered in 25 to 40 percent forest. What happened?
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NEW STUDY: Boat moorings alter fish communities

NEW STUDY: Boat moorings alter fish communities and feeding behaviourIn our highly-modified and urbanised estuaries, human activities ca
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is 'growing exponentially' - Science News

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is 'growing exponentially' - Science News | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains up to 16 times the amount of waste than previously thought and is growing exponentially, according to a new study.
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Hemsby coastal erosion leaves cliff-top homes uninhabitable

Hemsby coastal erosion leaves cliff-top homes uninhabitable | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Coastal erosion has left some cliff-top homes in Hemsby, Norfolk uninhabitable.
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Big Australia's rubbish future does not have to go to waste - Big Australia - ABC News

Big Australia's rubbish future does not have to go to waste - Big Australia - ABC News | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Australia will have to get creative if it's going to deal with the waste of 40 million people, but it could start by following the lead of Sweden, which has created a system that is reliant on waste as a fuel source.
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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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Japanese Monks Recorded the Climate for 700 Years

Japanese Monks Recorded the Climate for 700 Years | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Some of the oldest continuous historical records from around the world show us how dramatically the climate has changed.
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Visualizing the Prolific Plastic Problem in Our Oceans

Visualizing the Prolific Plastic Problem in Our Oceans | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
There is a staggering amount of plastic debris swirling around our oceans. This infographic and video help put this plastic problem in perspective.
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When Phillip Island penguins won, and land owners lost - RN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

When Phillip Island penguins won, and land owners lost - RN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
In the 1980s on Victoria's Phillip Island, a little-known state government decision was made to secure the future of the resident little penguin population. But the decision came with considerable heartache.
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8,500 fence pickets, 400 kilometres of... - Threatened Species Commissioner

8,500 fence pickets, 400 kilometres of plain wire, and 130 kilometres of mesh netting.

It was one huge task and I'm thrilled to report th
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Senegal city races to move families as sea swallows homes

Senegal city races to move families as sea swallows homes | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Place is a news and information website designed to shed light on the many issues revolving around land and property rights.
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Global mismatch in marine conservation protection -

Global mismatch in marine conservation protection - | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
A new Ocean Life paper demonstrates a global mismatch in the protection of multiple marine biodiversity components and ecosystem services.
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Turning cities into sponges: how Chinese ancient wisdom is taking on climate change | Art and design | The Guardian

Turning cities into sponges: how Chinese ancient wisdom is taking on climate change | Art and design | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Landscape architect Kongjian Yu is making ‘friends with water’ to mitigate extreme weather events in modern metropolises
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Death by a thousand cuts: the familiar patterns behind Australia's land-clearing crisis | Environment | The Guardian

Death by a thousand cuts: the familiar patterns behind Australia's land-clearing crisis | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
The land-clearing crisis has been hastened by individual decisions, but it’s supported by a network of power brokers, lawmakers and enforcement agencies
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Australia leads on extinction rate: report

Australia leads on extinction rate: report | Lorraine's Environmental Change &  Management | Scoop.it
Australia has lost more mammals to extinction than any other country with a new report urging the federal government to take action on the crisis.
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