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April 30, 2012

Global Day of Climate Change – Blackwater event on May 5

350.org, as part of their movement to solve the climate crisis, has declared May 5 to be Climate Impacts Day. They have a network of people in 188 countries who are concerned about the effects of climate change and the lack of action, globally and locally. May 5 is the day they are rallying this […]

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April 18, 2012

Chesapeake Bay 2011 report card release at Baltimore Harbor

The following remarks were made at the 17 April 2012 release of the Chesapeake Bay report card: Welcome to the 2011 Chesapeake Bay report card release. My name is Bill Dennison, and I am with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science or UMCES. For the past six years, a group of scientists associated […]

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April 5, 2012

Assessing the vulnerability of the Great Barrier Reef to climate change

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is an organization which funds research that protects and preserves the Great Barrier Reef, particularly in the face of climate change. The Foundation convened a workshop to develop a synthetic publication that charts the vision for assessing the vulnerability to climate change. The Great Barrier Reef components used in this […]

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April 4, 2012

How to trace a photo in Illustrator into a vector symbol – an interactive tutorial

The Integration and Application Network’s symbol libraries have been developed over many years by various science communicators. In our attempts to build a global symbol language, we also welcome high quality contributions from anyone with relevant, high quality vector illustrations. Recent software enhancements like Adobe Illustrator’s Live Trace Tool make it possible to instantly convert […]

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April 3, 2012

Environmental report card workshop in Surfers Paradise, Australia

Sponsored by the Australian Water and Environmental Research Alliance (AWERA), a workshop on environmental report cards was held near Brisbane, Australia. This workshop focused on how environmental report cards have emerged as a technique to integrate data and provide feedback to a wide range of stakeholders as to the ecosystem health of a particular region. […]

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April 2, 2012

Streamlining environmental reporting in the Pacific region

In March, Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey, and I traveled to Nadi, Fiji to facilitate a workshop  aimed at streamlining environmental reporting in the Pacific region. The 2010 Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ and Forum Economic Ministers’ directive on reporting acknowledged the need to streamline global, regional and national reporting to reduce the reporting burden at the […]

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