Global Warming and the Great Barrier Reef Australia

Coral bleaching is currently one of the biggest threats to the great barrier reef, with damage recorded over hundreds of square kilometres. However, the best way to understand why, and how, is to take a scientific perspective. With the hallmarks of scientific writing, being about the causal relationship of the problem, and clearly identifying it, references to other trusted scientific articles, making predictions about the future effects, and identifying other complicating factors. This is not an article about climate change, rather about the current changing climate of the reef, and how it is being effected.

Coral: A living organism

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Coral Bleaching: How

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Climate Change: How it is effecting the reef, and its zones

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The Recovery: Strategies

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Coral Migration: Moving South

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Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development

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Since 2009, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of ideas regarding green solutions. The award, whose patron is Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers from around the world each year. The winners come from various scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. The Green Talents 2014 will be selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts and are granted unique access to the elite of the country’s sustainability research field. This includes:

  • An invitation to Germany in 2014 to participate in the fully funded two-week science forum. While touring Germany, top locations will open their doors to the Green Talents and offer them an exclusive insight into their facilities and projects.

  • A chance to present themselves and their work in personal discussions held as part of individual appointments with experts of their choice (during the two-week science forum).

  • A second invitation to Germany in 2015 for a fully funded research stay of up to three months. At an inspiring location of their choice, the Green Talents will gain new experiences and advance their professional careers while establishing long-lasting partnerships.

  • Exclusive access to the “Green Talents Network of over 100 high potentials in sustainable development from over 35 countries.

Deadline for submission: 16 June 2014, 12 p.m. CET.


documentary series

There is a really great environmental series on television right now called "Years of Living Dangerously". It's made by James Cameron (And others) and is really cool. Here's a video from the series:

The newest episode dealt with wind energy and methane gas leaking from natural gas drilling sites. I think it's only shown in America on the Showtime channel but there's a lot of clips on youtube you can watch if you don't have showtime. It's definitely worth a watch
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Monsanto and rBGH

This is a really interesting story I came across. Some of you probably already know about this or are informed so it's not news....but for those that haven't seen this story, it's about Monsanto and milk.

In 1997, a reporter named Jane Akre and another reporter named Steve Wilson wanted to run a news story on the links between bovine growth hormone and cancer. Since growth hormone (rBGH) is in milk (in the U.S.) and Monsanto helped developed it, there was a huge pressure not to air the story along with Monsanto threatening to sue. Akre and Wilson became whistleblowers when the news station pressured them to change their report. Very interesting story, here's a video about it.

Here's another small interview with Akre:

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Самая грязная река в мире. Мусор течет вдоль ветхих хижин.

Тонны мусора, бытового и промышленного, ежедневно сбрасываются в реку Читарум на западе Индонезии, на берегах которой живут более 5 миллионов человек. Ежегодно от загрязнения реки там умирают порядка 50 тысяч человек.

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