Monsoon season has begun

Bingo: Monsoon Late July and it’s well into monsoon season in the SW – Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah. The Mohave Desert is getting giant splattering of rain. Questions When does monsoon season begin and end? For those experienced in such matters, what are the do’s and don’ts? How are monsoons similar and different …

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 …

World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeane About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for …

#EarthDay in Las Vegas

Henderson, Nevada – Project GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash hosts an Earth Day community volunteer clean-up of the Pittman Wash. Enjoy the beauty of Pittman Wash in temperate weather. Help remove invasive species (tamarisk and fountain grass), repair trails and remove litter. Dress accordingly – study shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, and sun block. Meet at the amphitheater behind …

Europe’s Sources of Water: A Natural Journey

Photo: UNDP, Canyon Sunset New presentation from #EuroEco17 Peep Tobreluts: Nature Education and Heritage Interpretation. The video was streamed live on Facebook. Tobreluts Safranbolu Watersorce from Peep Tobreluts Many thanks to Peep for sharing this presentation online and to the organizers of the European Ecotourism Conference for organizing the event. Elsewhere on the Web https://viljandiallikad.wordpress.com   …

Viernes de Dolores = Friday of Sorrows

Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Sorrows) is a day of great devotion in Oaxaca City and takes place the the sixth Friday of Lent, or the Friday before Palm Sunday a week before Good Friday. 2017 Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Sorrows) was April 7. For visitors this is one the great surprises that await. While …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. Celebrations February 2 World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day June 8 World Oceans Day Last Sunday …

World Water Day

World Water Day is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue …

Lake Skadar

Photo: UNDP, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Developing story: SOS from activists warning of development threatening the environmental integrity of Europe’s Lake Skadar. Lake Skadar Background Lake Skadar is a freshwater lake on the borders of Albania and Montenegro. On the Montenegro side, the lake (Skadarsko Jezero) has been a protected national park since 1983, was added in …