Threatened Species Day

September 7 is Threatened Species Day in Australia. Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on September 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. Hashtag: #ThreatenedSpeciesDay It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past …

Chile Hosts International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4

Chile will host the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC4, which will be held in La Serena – Coquimbo September 4-8, 2017. Hashtag: #IMPAC4 The organizers are launching the official IMPAC4 Chile website that will provide the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) community, the basic information about the congress. The transdisciplinary nature of topics related to …

Easter Island’s New Protected Marine Area

Photo: MMAChile News from Chile’s environmental ministry: In a historic vote, Rapa Nui approved the creation of 700,000 km2 protected marine area in Easter Island. The announcement was made during the innaugural day of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4. Due to their isolation and little connection with other islands, Easter Island’s coral ecosystems have …

Sonoran Desert = Desierto de Sonora

Photo: BLM, Night Sky Viewing One of our favorite places in the world lies across the USA/Mexico Borderlands, the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is the third largest North American desert and extends from the California-Nevada border south to the tip of Baja California and much of the state of Sonora. Two thirds of this desert lies in Mexico. …

Crown Shyness

Buzzwords: Crown Shyness Crown shyness = phenomenon whereby individual tree crowns avoid overlap or touch, forming striking canopy patterns. Embedded Tweets Word(s) of the day: “crown shyness” – phenomenon whereby individual tree crowns avoid overlap or touch, forming striking canopy patterns. pic.twitter.com/BA38kXBdA0 — Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) August 9, 2017 Photos Planeta.com Forests Trees

America’s Monuments: Worth the Fight

A new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council highlights the tremendous economic and environmental benefits of some two dozen American parklands and waters. “These breathtaking places belong to you and me,” said Rhea Suh, NRDC president. “Millions of Americans have urged the government to protect them. They are not mere pieces of real estate …

Yucca Mountain

The Trump administration has plans to begin using Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository once more, but the Nevada governor said in a statement that it’s something he’s “not willing to consider.” Hashtag: #YuccaMountain Wiki Yucca Mountain