The Nature of Cities

Who to follow on Twitter? @TNatureOfCities Tweets by TNatureOfCities More about The Nature of Cities Quoting from About the Nature of Cities: The Nature of Cities is an international platform to share diverse, transformative ideas about cities as ecosystems of people, nature, and infrastructure. We are committed to the design and creation of better cities for all: …

Weather

Weather = State of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Buzzword Bingo Air – Atmosphere – Barometer – Blizzard – Breeze – Climate – Cloud seeding – Cloudy – Cold Front – Derecho – Dew Point – Drizzle – Drought – Extreme – Forecast – Heat Wave – High Pressure …

Winter

Photo: Hockey Kids Winter is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring. It is caused by the axis of the Earth in the respective hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun. Niagra Falls Wiki winter Planeta.com Changing Climate Earth Seasons

Solstice

Poster Solstice = Astronomical event that happens twice each year when the Sun’s apparent position in the sky, as viewed from Earth, reaches its northernmost or southernmost extremes. June 21 or 22 – The darkest night of the year in the southern hemisphere and the longest day of the year in the north. December 21 …

Oumuamua

Buzzwords Oumuamua, a messenger from afar arriving first YouTube Elsewhere on the Web https://www.nasa.gov/feature/solar-system-s-first-interstellar-visitor-dazzles-scientists https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/interstellar-space-rock/546371 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/interstellar-space-rock/546371 Breakthrough https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alien-probe-or-galactic-driftwood-seti-tunes-in-to-oumuamua http://breakthroughinitiatives.org/news/14 Stephen Hawking’s search for extraterrestrial life came up short   Wiki Hawaiian Planeta.com Astronomy

Aurora

Photo: Visit Finland An aurora (plural: aurorae or auroras; from the Latin word aurora, “dawn”) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). – Wikipedia Embedded Tweets #winterwonderland A must-see spectacle …

Seasons

Photo: NASA Goddard, Seeing Equinoxes and Solstices Seasons = each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the changing position of the Earth with regard to the sun. Also see: seasonality spring Spring summer Summer autumn Autumn winter Winter Sámi …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is …

International Mountain Day

December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Twitter Shoutout @FAOForestry @FAOnews Hashtags #MountainsMatter Translating: International Mountain Day Spanish: Día Internacional de la Montaña History The United Nations General Assembly designated December 11 “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to …

Jupiter

Photo: NASA Goddard Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. Juno Mission http://missionjuno.swri.edu – http://missionjuno.swri.edu/key-terms @NASAJuno Video http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive http://www.ustream.tv/nasa http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing Embedded Tweets Are you ready for some science? Tune in today for news from #Jupiter. Watch the #AGU17 briefing live stream on https://t.co/GaRlfpKuqR pic.twitter.com/seGQ84a6uW — NASA's …