Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. Celebrations February 2 World Wetlands Day World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day World Water Day June …

Forests

Photo: Reserva Huitepec Forest = a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth Celebrations March 21 is the International Day of Forests International Day of Forests Twitter Moment #IntForestDay Forests Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees Bialowieza Forest Planeta.com Trees Trees Links New IUCN Report: Guardians of the Amazon Forest Crown Shyness

Cacti

Photo: UNESCO Cactus = a succulent plant with a thick, fleshy stem that typically bears spines, lacks leaves, and has brilliantly colored flowers. Cacti are native to arid regions of the New World and are cultivated elsewhere, especially as houseplants. Headlines Cacti Among World’s Most Threatened Species – Natureserve As Rains Ease in the West, …

Jupiter

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill, Marble Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. Juno Mission http://missionjuno.swri.edu – http://missionjuno.swri.edu/key-terms @NASAJuno Video http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive http://www.ustream.tv/nasa http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing Embedded Tweets Are you ready for some science? Tune in today for news from #Jupiter. Watch the #AGU17 briefing live stream on https://t.co/GaRlfpKuqR pic.twitter.com/seGQ84a6uW …

Trees Links

Photo: Oaxaca City Links related to trees presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn’t a Technology Growing pains: The oldest trees on Earth ripped themselves apart, fossils show https://www.theguardian.com/city-of-sydney-bringing-the-forest-to-the-city/2017/apr/26/do-you-suffer-from-tree-blindness http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-07/how-sour-cherry-became-most-photographed-tree/8781812 http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/four-crowned-regional-winners-of-woodland-trusts-tree-of-the-year-awards-11364122300003 https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-nearly-magical-properties-of-fig-trees http://www.loveparks.org/create-a-tree-trail-and-win-a-native-tree-/2604/2/11/1824/71 http://talkingplants.blogspot.com/2009/10/60-aussie-trees-in-botanic-gardens.html what-is-a-tree-worth seeing-forest-and-trees-all-3-trillion-them Monumentos vivientes: Oaxaca Oaxaca con siete árboles notables Mexico City needs more …

Astronomy Links

Links related to astronomy Free! The Evening Sky Map is a monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers. System Sounds http://www.system-sounds.com Headlines New evidence that all stars are born in pairs Biggest telescope may switch location http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/06/grand-tour-of-the-future/488909 Prehistoric tombs may have doubled as star-gazing observatories http://earthsky.org/space/astronomical-phenomena-events-for-this-year The Population of Space http://zoharesque.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-spacecraft-shirt-and-scandal.html …

World Environment Day

Poster June 5 is World Environment Day. “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. This year our plans are a little more ambitious. Planeta.com invites friends to share photos and videos of eco-friendly cities, food, parks and beloved trees as part of this year’s celebration. 2018 …

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 and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. 2019 Red Rock Canyon 2019 History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh …

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 …