Earthquakes

Buzzwords Earthquake = Sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the rust of the Earth or volcanic action Nevada/California http://scedc.caltech.edu/recent – @SCEC https://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2019/earthquakes-in-nevada https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-earthquakesa-earthquake-42-quake-hits-near-ridgecrest-calif-5qtt-20190704-story.html Elsewhere on the Web: Recent earthquakes in California and Nevada https://t.co/airdzprUFN @scec #Earthquake #WildUSA #4thofJuly pic.twitter.com/BmmQ8ILYFS — Ron Mader (@ronmader) July …

Deserts

Buzzwords Spotlight on deserts around the world Desert = a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation Headlines Would flooding the deserts help stop global warming? – NBC News Planeta.com Desert Notebook Atacama Desert Sahara Desert Sonoran Desert = Desierto de Sonora Cactus Mojave …

Eucalyptus, aka Eucalypts

Images: Biodiversity Heritage Library Wikipedia: Eucalyptus is a genus of nearly nine hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae commonly known as eucalypts. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is smooth, fibrous or stringy, leaves with oil glands, and sepals and petals that are fused to form …

Wildlife

Graphic:  Wildlife Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants and animals. Species Spotlight Alligators Birds Ducks Penguins Elephants Elk Giraffes Rhinos Whales Planeta.com Wild Australia #wildoz Wild New Zealand Wild USA Wild Ocean Biodiversity Nature Wildlife Tourism Wildlife Friendlier Fences

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 26 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Prediction: zero by 2030. Key Links nps.gov/glac/index.htm Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Pinterest @GlacierNPS Tweets …

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 …

World Heritage

Buzzwords A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. Recommended Listening The future of heritage – Has the high value of a World Heritage …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Poster Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Mexico. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Parks Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Chacahua Lagoons La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries Communication and Conservation in …

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 Penguins Kākāpō Webcams Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura Amazon.com The Wonder of Birds Elsewhere on the Web peruaves.org avianreport.com …