Wollemi Pines

Poster Spotlight on Australia’s Wollemi Pines, which survived December’s Gospers Mountain mega bushfire in New South Wales. Background The Wollemi Pine was discovered in the Wollemi National Park. These trees are often referred to as ‘living fossils’ or ‘dinosaur trees’ with evidence dating back more than 100 million years. Embedded Tweets The Wollemi Pines outlasted …

Atacama Desert

Photo: ESO, Star Rain The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a desert in South America covering a 1,000-km (600-mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. Photos Wikipedia Atacama Desert Atacama (disambiguation) Planeta Chile Deserts Astrotourism Dark Skies

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today the nearly 200,000 acre Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area …

Bushfires

Photo: Rob Down Under, Backburning Bushfire = a fire in a forest, especially one that spreads rapidly 2020 Bushfires in Australia (2020) Recommended Listening Safeguarding your home before bushfire strikes Elsewhere on the Web bnhcrc.com.au Embedded Tweets Where the volunteer bush fire brigade began. Mural in Chanter St, Berrigan NSW. pic.twitter.com/8JBiDamZPE — Alice Gorman (@drspacejunk) …

Great Lakes

Photo: NASA Goddard, Great Lakes The Great Lakes (French: les Grands-Lacs) are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River. They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. – …

2020, International Year of Plant Health

Poster 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health. Hashtag: #IYPH2020 Key Links ippc.int https://www.ippc.int/en/iyph Questions How can those keen on plant health participate in International Year celebrations? Planeta.com Planeta.com celebrates the International Year of Plant Health. We will be updating our resource pages focusing on plants, biodiversity, and efforts to protect plant health around …

Stars

Photo: Kepler Star = An object in the sky that sends out its own light, generated by nuclear reactions in its center Headlines astronomers glimpse signposts of universe’s first stars Photos Betelgeuse Planeta.com Astronomy Matariki Pleiades Light Sun

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. New Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks Trust for Public Land National Parks and Monuments Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National …

Environmental Journalism

Poster Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on our living planet. Questions What are examples of quality environmental journalism? How has environmental journalism changed in the past 20 years? What is the future of environmental journalism? Headlines I work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle. – Vox Elsewhere …

Mountains Links

Photo Links related to mountains presented in a somewhat random fashion: Buzzword Bingo Cerro – Development – Hill – International Mountain Day – Mountains – Volcano Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mtnforum https://www.facebook.com/MountainPartnership Flickr Groups World Mountains Elsewhere on the Web http://www.everestnews.com Aconcagua Mountain International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Mountain Institute Mountain Partnership Mountains: Vital for human …