Mount Taranaki

Photo: Denisbin, Taranaki Mount Taranaki (2,518 meters / 8,261 feet) is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is also known as Mount Egmont. Taranaki is the North Island’s second highest peak or as Kiwis say, a challenging day tramp. Nearby towns are …

Las Vegas Community Healing Garden

Photo The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a prompt and thoughtful response to the Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone gunman massacred 58 individuals and injured 526 more who were attending a music festival. Stonerose Landscapes principals Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel Perez designed a memorial garden …

Wildfires

Photo: NASA Goddard Wildfire = a large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or brush November 2018 California Wildfires Headlines (2018) https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/12/california-fire-map-updates-and-expected-dates-of-full-containment/amp/ https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wildfires-in-the-u-s-are-getting-bigger Pacific USA, 2017 Planeta.com Changing Climate Nature Record Breaking Temperature

Living Planet Report 2018

Report cover Recommended Reading: The 2018 Living Planet Report is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge. The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including …

Agroecology

Buzzwords Agroecology can support food production and food security and nutrition while restoring the ecosystem services and biodiversity that are essential for sustainable agriculture. Embedded Tweets Agroecology can support food production and food security and nutrition while restoring the ecosystem services and biodiversity that are essential for sustainable #agriculture.#ZeroHunger pic.twitter.com/2jBEmudhKO — FAO (@FAO) November 3, …

Colorado River

Buzzwords Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the …

Rewilding

Buzzwords Rewilding = Large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species Elsewhere Rewilding Europe – Facebook – @RewildingEurope Rewilding Institute – Facebook rewildingaustralia.com.au – @RewildingOZ Headlines http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/15/rewilding-britain-launches-with-the-aim-of-restoring-uks-lost-wildlife-and-habitats http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/rewilding-projects-aim-to-turn-back-clock-on-environment-1.2834241 rewilding-made-simple my-manifesto-rewilding-world http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/trust-chief-executive-speaks-on-rewilding – @JonnyEcology Twitter @GeorgeMonbiot @RewildingEurope @RewildingOZ Recommended Listening …

Inselberg

Photo: Denisbin, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia Inselberg = an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly from a plain Wikipedia: An inselberg or monadnock is an isolated rock hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain. In southern and south-central Africa, a similar formation of granite …

Senescence

Buzzwords Senescence = the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics Also see: cellular senescence https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswqtz Elsewhere on the Web Key aspects of human cell ageing reversed by new compounds – The breakthrough could be “basis for a new generation of anti-degeneration drugs.” Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senescence Planeta Biology