Wetland Wander

Photo: Leah Barclay Brisbane – Kudos to wetland ecologist Fernanda Adame, sound artist Leah Barclay, walking/media artist James Cunningham and multimedia artist Suzon Fuks for developing the Wetland Wander, an art-science collaboration currently on exhibit at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, through August 20. Hashtag: #WetlandWander This project has been supported by the Australian Rivers …

Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit

The Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit seeks to co-create a collective Indigenous-designed map and transformative world agenda for the future. The 10-year international Indigenous water summit will bring and elevate the collective wisdom, intelligence, and futurities of Indigenous peoples in the world narrative. The summit takes place at the Wellstone …

Glaciers

Photo: Fox Glacier Glacier = Persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. – Wikipedia Elsewhere on the Web http://glacierhub.org – @GlacierHub Tweets by GlacierHub Embedded Tweets Bye bye, glacier tourism? As …

Estuary

Buzzwords An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. – wikipedia Elsewhere on the Web Estuary Facts – NOAA Soundsurvey.org.uk http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/tidal-thames/rachel-lichtenstein Wikipedia Estuary Planeta.com Water

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

Microburst

Buzzwords Microburst = a sudden, powerful, localized air current, especially a downdraft Headlines henderson-officials-calculating-damages Embedded Tweets ANATOMY OF A MICROBURST This storm was the PERFECT example of a microburst. Sudden downward deluge of rain and powerful wind, fueled by evaporative cooling. This image was sent in by a former meteorologist here from today's storm! #VegasWeather …

Ocean

Photo 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 more than 95% of the …

Rogue River

Photo: Stacy Johnson, BLM, Summer Weeding Trip Wikipedia: The Rogue River in southwestern Oregon in the United States flows about 215 miles (346 km) in a generally westward direction from the Cascade Range to the Pacific Ocean. Known for its salmon runs, whitewater rafting, and rugged scenery, it was one of the original eight rivers …

Hoover Dam

Photo: Hoover Dam The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam, particularly to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam. The dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Take …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar business. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching! Embedded Tweets What is ambergris? Discover what …