Yucca Mountain

Lingocards Yucca Mountain is located in the Great Basin, Yucca Mountain is east of the Amargosa Desert, south of the Nevada Test and Training Range and in the Nevada National Security Site. It is the site of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, which is currently identified by Congressional law as the nation’s spent nuclear …

Wild Colombia (Colombia Silvestre)

Poster Spotlight on Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Monday, May 25 Turismo: Ciencia, redes sociales y viajeros en el tour de la conservación. El próximo lunes 25 de mayo a las 5 pm hora de Colombia https://www.facebook.com/Yaguaret%C3%A9-Science-and-Nature-100314468049371 Turismo: Ciencia, …

Mississippi River

Photo: Thomas Hawk Wikipedia: The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. The stream is entirely within the United States (although its drainage basin reaches into Canada), its source is in northern Minnesota and it flows generally south for …

Mammals

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Carnivora Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia, distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands. Females of all mammal species nurse their young with milk, secreted from the mammary glands. – Wikipedia Headlines …

Himalayas

Photo: European Space Agency, Mount Makalu, Himalayas Wikipedia: The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan range has the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 meters (23,600 feet) in elevation. By …

Mountains

Photo: Monterrey Mountain = Large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak Mountains are sacred landscapes around the world. International Mountain Day Every year on December 11 International Mountain Day celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags: #MountainsMatter Planeta.com Mountains Links International Mountain Day Aconcagua Appalachian …

Birds

Photo: Puerto Escondido Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly Celebrations World Migratory Bird Day Species Ducks Flamingos Hummingbirds Kākāpō Penguins Webcams Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura Amazon.com The Wonder of Birds Elsewhere on the Web peruaves.org …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Las 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 Sam Boyd Stadium. Key Links clarkcountynv.gov Facebook @CCWetlandsPark @ClarkCountyNV lvwash.org – Facebook Google Maps goo.gl/maps/seNaDkr6n6y7Bmi8A The Clark County Wetlands Park …

World Migratory Bird Day

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS, Northern harrier at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge World Migratory Bird Day sets in motion a number of participant-created events around the world that take place over the next few days. From talks to walks, there are a lot of events. The ‘day’ officially takes place on the second Saturday in May in …