Rocky Mountains

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sunrise The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. Within the North American Cordillera, the …

Flyway

Photo: BLM, Trumpet and Dance of the Sandhill Crane, Cosumnes River Preserve, California Flyway = a route regularly used by large numbers of migrating birds There are four major north/south flyways in North America and six covering Eurasia, Africa and Australasia. Wikipedia Flyway Places Celestún Biosphere Reserve Malheur National Wildlife Refuge North Platte River Platte …

Weather Links

Photo Links related to weather presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Why We’re Stuck With An Inadequate Hurricane Rating System – 538 Recommended Listening Talking about the weather – Off Track talks weather; from how short range forecasts are calculated, to how a pack of cartoon dogs is helping Victoria’s farming community better understand seasonal …

Ocean

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern; the last two listed are sometimes consolidated into the first three. What’s most important to note is that …

Sonoran Desert = Desierto de Sonora

Photo: BLM, Night Sky Viewing One of our favorite places in the world lies across the USA/Mexico Borderlands, the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is the third largest North American desert and extends from the California-Nevada border south to the tip of Baja California and much of the state of Sonora. Two thirds of this desert lies in Mexico. …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep 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 football and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is open …

World Environment Day

Poster June 5 is World Environment Day. June 5 is World Environment Day. Planeta.com celebrates by revisiting the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award and by hosting conversations on the social web that bring attention to environmental concerns. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages so we would like assistance translating ‘World Environment Day’ …

Air

Buzzwords Air = the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, a mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen Planeta.com Air Conditioning Air Pollution Earth Breathe Periodic Table

Environment News

Photo: Melissa Biggs Coverage of environmental news around the world: Elsewhere on the Web Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Earth Island Journal The Ecologist Independent Mother Earth News New Scientist On Earth (NRDC) Orion Planetizen PlanetArk: World Environment News Scientific American Sierra Club Terrain: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments Traffic Bulletin WorldWatch Planeta.com …