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Conceptual Diagrams (Page 1)

Conceptual Diagrams

Tracey Saxby, Nicole Lehmer, Jane Thomas, Jane Hawkey, Adrian Jones, Bill Dennison ·
21 July 2016

This newsletter details the use of symbols as a visual language. Symbols are useful for depicting unequivocal messages that transcend cultures, languages and times. The use of symbols to construct conceptual diagrams ('thought drawings') can be an effective tool for science communication and problem solving. Conceptual diagrams help to clarify thinking and provide a communication interface between scientists and non-scientists.

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Reporte de salud río Bita 2016 (Page 1)

Reporte de salud río Bita 2016

Simon Costanzo, Alexandra Fries, Jane Thomas ·
6 July 2016

Este reporte de salud provee una evaluación transparente, oportuna y geográficamente detallada del río Bita, que es una de las sub-cuencas del río Orinoco. En 2016, la calificación global para el río Bita es de 3.6. Esto significa que el Bita cuenta con una salud moderadamente buena. Para más detalles visite el reporte en la página web orinocoriver.ecoreportcard.org.

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Assessing the health of Guanabara Bay and its river basins (Page 1)

Assessing the health of Guanabara Bay and its river basins

Bill Dennison, Dave Nemazie, Alexandra Fries ·
29 April 2016

We held an initial workshop April 25, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to begin production of a report card for the Guanabara Bay and its watershed. This newsletter summarizes the discussions with environmental and social scientists, engineers, and government officials who developed a first draft of the indicators and reporting regions for the assessment of Guanabara Bay and its river basins.

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Avaliando a saúde da Baía de Guanabara e sua Bacia Hidrográfica (Page 1)

Avaliando a saúde da Baía de Guanabara e sua Bacia Hidrográfica

Bill Dennison, Dave Nemazie, Alexandra Fries ·
29 April 2016

Nós realizamos um workshop com o objetivo de produzir um Boletim (Score Card) para a Baía de Guanabara e sua bacia hidrográfica. Essa newsletter resume as discussões que aconteceram entre um grupo de cientistas sociais e ambientais, engenheiros e representates do governo, reunidos para desenvolver um esboço preliminar dos indicadores e regiões a serem reportadas para a avaliação da Baía de Guanabara e sua bacia hidrográfica.

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Ecological Drought in the North Central United States (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the North Central United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
18 April 2016

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Fort Collins, Colorado, as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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Ecological Drought in Alaska (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in Alaska

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
2 December 2015

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Fairbanks, Alaska, as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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Report card of the Guaviare River Basin, Colombia (Page 1)

Report card of the Guaviare River Basin, Colombia

Simon Costanzo, Alexandra Fries ·
14 October 2015

This newsletter summarizes the outcomes from the workshop to develop the Guaviare River Basin Report Card. This is one of three tributaries to the Orinoco River that report cards are being developed for in Colombia, and the third workshop for this effort. Values, threats, and indicators were the key items determined in the three day workshop that took place in San José del Guaviare, Colombia.

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Reporte de Salud de la Cuenca del río Guaviare, Colombia (Page 1)

Reporte de Salud de la Cuenca del río Guaviare, Colombia

Simon Costanzo, Alexandra Fries ·
14 October 2015

Este boletín resume los resultados del taller para desarrollar el Reporte de la cuenca del río Guaviare. Este es uno de los tres afluentes del río Orinoco que las boletas de calificaciones se están desarrollando en Colombia, y el tercero taller para este esfuerzo. Los valores, las amenazas y los indicadores fueron los elementos clave determinados en el taller de tres días que tuvo lugar en San José del Guaviare, Colombia.

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