GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management
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GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management
Examines environmental functions that support all life, challenges to their sustainability and environmental world views. Students investigate a specific type of environment and environmental change. Case studies: Australia and at least one other country.
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Global heating: the vital statistics from a warming world | Environment | The Guardian

Global heating: the vital statistics from a warming world | Environment | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
As the climate crisis intensifies, we publish a regularly updating dashboard of key indicators measuring the health of the planet
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Australia endures hottest spring ever, with temperatures more than 2C above average | Australia weather | The Guardian

Australia endures hottest spring ever, with temperatures more than 2C above average | Australia weather | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Maximum heat in November was average of 2.9C above long-term mean, despite a La Niña event, which typically brings cooler patterns
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Climate change as the greatest Environmental Change.
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Glenelg Hopkins CMA - Eastern Barred Bandicoot - Extinction and Recovery | Facebook

Glenelg Hopkins CMA - Eastern Barred Bandicoot - Extinction and Recovery | Facebook | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
In today's Bandicoot video: Extinction and recovery.

Learn how car bodies in the Hamilton town tip was the saving grace of this entire species i
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Conservation of a species which was seriously endangered
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What are the challenges in saving the planet?

What are the challenges in saving the planet? | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
To meet the SDGs' environmental targets and build back better after COVID-19, we must invest in climate solutions and making cities and infrastructure more sustainable.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Sustainable Development Goals and environmental conservation
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What’s causing climate change, in 10 charts

What’s causing climate change, in 10 charts | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Different ways of looking at the problem.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Effective use of data to explore changing environments.
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The world's growing concrete coasts - BBC Future

The world's growing concrete coasts - BBC Future | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
The world’s coastlines are turning to concrete, at a huge cost to wildlife and the climate. But new technologies may offer a way to shore up coasts while benefiting biodiversity.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Preserving property along coasts has lead to their concreting - match this with storm damage in NSW
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Feral livestock driving decline in native mammal numbers across the Northern Territory | Environment | The Guardian

Feral livestock driving decline in native mammal numbers across the Northern Territory | Environment | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Research has found feral cattle, horses, buffaloes and donkeys are destroying the habitats of smaller mammal species
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Introduced species as a driver of changing environments
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Million hectares of threatened species' habitat cleared without assessments | Environment | The Guardian

Million hectares of threatened species' habitat cleared without assessments | Environment | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
WWF Australia says after new analysis that federal department is failing to enforce environmental laws
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Land clearing, in Australia and elsewhere, is a huge form of environmental change
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Seizing the moment: how Australia can build a green economy from the Covid-19 wreckage | Australia news | The Guardian

Seizing the moment: how Australia can build a green economy from the Covid-19 wreckage | Australia news | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
As the government prepares plans for economic recovery, investors and green groups alike say this is a once-only opportunity to move towards zero emissions
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Environmental change through renewables
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NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory - THE NOAA ANNUAL GREENHOUSE GAS INDEX (AGGI)

NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory - THE NOAA ANNUAL GREENHOUSE GAS INDEX (AGGI) | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.
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Authorative review of changing climate
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Covering Climate Now

Covering Climate Now | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Journalism devoted to current actions regarding climate change
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95 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump - The New York Times

95 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump - The New York Times | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
A comprehensive list of environmental policies the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry and other big businesses.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Not political but devastating - The rollback of environmental laws in the USA is potentially very dangerous. Hopefully state regulation and the threat of law suits will prevent much of the damage.
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Indian Ocean system that drives extreme weather in Australia likely to worsen with global heating | Environment | The Guardian

Indian Ocean system that drives extreme weather in Australia likely to worsen with global heating | Environment | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Researchers believe the Indian Ocean Dipole is more clearly influenced by climate change than previously thought
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Very useful with maps of heatwaves to look at changing climatic environment
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Home | Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub

Home | Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
The ESCC Hub: understanding of Australia’s past, present and future climate to supply useful and accessible climate information for Australia.
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This "Hub" is an excellent resource for any study of climate change
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Visualizing the Human Impact on the Earth’s Surface

Visualizing the Human Impact on the Earth’s Surface | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Nearly 95% of the Earth’s surface shows some form of human modification, with 85% bearing evidence of multiple forms of human impact.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
This is an excellent overview on changing environments thanks to the actions of man
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'We don't have time to lose': plans for coral ark to help save the world's reefs | Environment | The Guardian

'We don't have time to lose': plans for coral ark to help save the world's reefs | Environment | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
The Biobank is an ambitious scheme to house 800 corals in a purpose-built facility in Port Douglas
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Actions to conserve reefs
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Feral buffaloes destroying native habitat in Arnhem Land, but plan to muster caught up in 'red tape' - ABC News

Feral buffaloes destroying native habitat in Arnhem Land, but plan to muster caught up in 'red tape' - ABC News | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Indigenous rangers say the land is at "breaking point" as they wait for more than two years for the Northern Land Council to approve mustering thousands of wild bovines trampling waterways and habitats for crocodiles and long-neck turtles.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Introduced species are a major cause of environmental change, especially in fragile ecosystems.
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'Compassionate conservation': just because we love invasive animals, doesn't mean we should protect them

'Compassionate conservation': just because we love invasive animals, doesn't mean we should protect them | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Compassionate conservationists believe no animal should be killed in the name of conservation. This idea is a death knell for Australia's native species.
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Introduced species as a good varied study for Level 10
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Last decade was Earth's hottest on record as climate crisis accelerates | US news | The Guardian

Last decade was Earth's hottest on record as climate crisis accelerates | US news | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
2019 was second or third hottest year ever recorded, with average global temperature of last 10 years up 0.39C than long-term average
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Climate change is the ultimate environmental change
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Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study | Climate change | The Guardian

Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study | Climate change | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study | Climate change | The Guardian
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Heatwaves linked to climate change 
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Is it too late to save the Great Barrier Reef? | Australia news | The Guardian

Is it too late to save the Great Barrier Reef? | Australia news | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
This summer, the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, suffered the worst mass bleaching outbreak ever witnessed. Graham Readfearn looks at whether people are ready to accept the reality that at least 70% of the world’s coral reefs will soon be lost
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Climate change is altering fundamentals across the world..and we have much to lose.
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Erosion from surging seas threatens roads, homes and beaches

Erosion from surging seas threatens roads, homes and beaches | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Storm surges since Easter have left coastal communities concerned for beaches and homes
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
An ongoing concern at most coastal locations
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Australia's carbon emission sink for first time in years

Australia's carbon emission sink for first time in years | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
Australia's greenhouse gas emissions sank in 2019, the first annual retreat in four years, led by record inroads into the electricity sector by renewables.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Not Coronavirus - renewables...
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Ending logging in Victoria now would save taxpayers $192m, budget office estimates | Environment | The Guardian

Ending logging in Victoria now would save taxpayers $192m, budget office estimates | Environment | The Guardian | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
The Greens asked officials to calculate the cost of shutting down the native forest timber industry immediately rather than 2030 as planned
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
So why are we still logging old growth forests. Where are the plantations?
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Great Barrier Reef hit by third mass bleaching event in five years

Great Barrier Reef hit by third mass bleaching event in five years | GTAV AC:G Y10 - Environmental change and management | Scoop.it
The third large-scale coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef is under way, with regions of the centre and south more badly affected than in 2016 and 2017.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)s insight:
Environmental change caused by climate change, in the oceans is a major concern and very suitable for a research topic during this online period.
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