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June 24, 2016

Guanabara Bay literacy

‘Environmental Literacy’ series Guanabara Bay is a tropical (22°S) embayment with a restricted opening which forms a natural harbor in Southeast Brazil with a monsoonal/savanna climate. The watershed around Guanabara Bay is an internationally iconic location, including metropolitan areas like Rio de Janeiro, Niteroi and Sao Goncalo, beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema, and sights like […]

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March 21, 2016

Environmental literacy of the Texas coastline

As part of a workshop sponsored by the Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, we learned about the key values and major threats to the Texas coastal ecosystems. We did not include the offshore continental shelf in this assessment, so some iconic features like the flower garden coral reefs were not included. […]

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February 12, 2016

Indian River Lagoon: Environmental Literacy

The concept of environmental literacy derives from a series of programs that have established various literacy principles, for example, Ocean Literacy and Chesapeake Bay literacy. Literacy principles form the framework, but it is the richness of examples, stories and visual supporting materials that enliven the understanding of our environment. The seven principles that an informed […]

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July 21, 2015

Laguna de Bay, Philippines: Environmental Literacy

‘Environmental literacy‘ series As part of the Integration and Application Network’s collaboration with the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia Resource Facility (PRF) and the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) in the development of an Ecosystem Health Report Card for Laguna de Bay, the seven environmental literacy for Laguna de Bay […]

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February 12, 2015

Environmental Literacy for the tropical Northern Territory, Australia

As part of our ongoing project with Charles Darwin University to synthesize the research on the flood plains of Kakadu National Park, we review the fundamentals of the environment and characteristics of the region, specifically the coastal tropical areas in the northern part of the territory. The Northern Territory is the third largest state or […]

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June 3, 2014

Missouri River: Environmental Literacy

‘Environmental literacy‘ series The seven environmental literacy principles for the Missouri River are the following: The Missouri River is the longest tributary (2,300 miles) of the Mississippi River. Navigation on the Missouri River is supported by a series of levees and dikes from the mouth to Sioux City, Iowa, about 760 miles. A series of […]

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May 27, 2014

Upper Mississippi River: Environmental Literacy

‘Environmental literacy‘ series The seven environmental literacy principles for the Upper Mississippi River are the following: The Upper Mississippi River is regulated with a series of locks and dams, extending from St. Louis, IL to Minneapolis, MN. The Upper Mississippi River watershed includes forests and lakes in the northern regions and corn/soy croplands in the […]

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May 13, 2014

Ohio River basin: Environmental Literacy

‘Environmental literacy‘ series The seven environmental literacy principles for the Ohio River basin are the following: The Ohio River is the major eastern tributary of the Mississippi River, traversing through a diversity of landscapes. The Ohio River is the major water source of the Mississippi River, with its flow regulated through a series of locks […]

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April 24, 2014

Lower Mississippi River: Environmental Literacy

‘Environmental literacy’ series The seven environmental literacy principles for the Lower Mississippi River are the following: The Lower Mississippi River is undammed from St. Louis to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. The considerable commerce through the Lower Mississippi River includes oceanic transport up to Baton Rouge and barge transport throughout the remainder. Flooding […]

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January 23, 2014

Long Island Sound: Environmental Literacy

‘Environmental literacy‘ series The seven environmental literacy principles for Long Island Sound are the following: Long Island Sound is an estuary formed from a terminal glacial moraine (Long Island), flushed through tidal action from Block Island Sound, with minor exchange with NY Harbor. Long Island Sound once supported abundant oysters, scallops, birds and lobsters with […]

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