Petrichor

Nature Buzzwords Petrichor = The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell The term was coined in 1964 by two CSIRO researchers, Isabel Joy Bear (Australian) and Roderick G. Thomas (British), for an article in the journal Nature. The word is constructed from Greek, petra, meaning “stone”, + ichor, the fluid that flows in …

Wild México

Wiki Wild Mexico Planeta.com México Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries Communication and Conservation in Mexico Cabo Pulmo National Park Parque Nacional Revillagigedo January 25 is Biologists’ Day in México (Día del Biólogo) Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park

IUCN Red List

Logo The IUCN Red List is a comprehensive information source on the status of wild species and their links to livelihoods. The overall aim of the Red List is to convey the urgency and scale of conservation problems to the public and policy makers, and to motivate the global community to work together to reduce species extinctions. …

International Year of the Reef 2018

At the 31st General Meeting (November 2016 in Paris, France), the International Coral Reef Initiative declared 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef. The ICRI International Year of the Reef 2018 is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability, and to …

Moon

Favorite Apps: Phases of the Moon Details http://www.universetoday.com/99505/our-phases-of-the-moon-app-is-now-a-lunar-atlas Download https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.universetoday.moon.phases https://itunes.apple.com/kz/app/phases-of-the-moon/id547642997?mt=8 Embedded Tweets Favorite apps include Phases of the Moon @universetoday pic.twitter.com/DzN49y4kZu — Ron Mader (@ronmader) November 3, 2017 Marama – moon. pic.twitter.com/J8FzssAQ6n — Kupu Hou (@KupuHou) February 2, 2018 Photos Wiki moon Planeta.com Earth Astronomy

#WorldWetlandsDay is February 2

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2 to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. Hashtag: #WorldWetlandsDay Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all …

Earthquakes

Earthquake = Sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth’s crust or volcanic action. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/earthquakes Planeta.com Earthquakes in Mexico 09.2017 Tourism, Crisis and Communication Earth

Eclipse

Eclipse = An obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. Tonight: Super Blue Blood Moon! Embedded Tweets 🌝🌚 Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Las #Vegas next week! A little early to pin down ☁️, but pattern …

Flowers

Photo: Death Valley Flowers Flower = Seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly colored corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals). Quotes Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns …