Dry Streak

Buzzwords Dry Streak = Number of days without rainfall Spotlight on Las Vegas with its record-breaking dry streak from September 13, 2017 to January 8, 2018. 🙋 "So you're saying there's a chance?"👨‍🔬 "Yep." SUMMARYHigh pressure that has kept us dry & mild for quite some time will finally begin to break down this weekend. …

Hoover Dam

Photo: Hoover Dam The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam and powerplant 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 US Highway 93 to Nevada State Route 172. The …

Danube

Photo: GSFC, Where the Danube meets the sea The Danube River is the largest in the Europe, its watershed draining 801,463 square kilometers (309,447 square miles) of land across 19 countries. Where that great river reaches the Black Sea, a remarkable delta has formed—the “Everglades” of Europe. The Danube Delta is home to more than …

Ocean

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 underwater …

Points of No Return #CRDseminar

The Colorado River District’s popular one-day Annual Water Seminar in Grand Junction, Colorado takes place Friday, September 15 , 9am-330pm at the Two Rivers Convention Center. The theme is “Points of No Return.” Cost of the seminar, which includes lunch, is $30 if pre-registered, $40 at the door. Hashtag: #CRDseminar Keynoting the lunchtime program will be …

Turning the Tide: Water in the Desert

Photo: Ron Mader, Historic Fifth Street School Announcing the September panel discussions, part of Building Las Vegas an initiative launched by UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Panel discussions take place at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 South 4th Street in Downtown Las Vegas. These events are free and open to the public. RSVP to attend. Hashtag: #BuildingLasVegas On Thursday, …

Chile Hosts International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4

Chile will host the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC4, which will be held in La Serena – Coquimbo September 4-8, 2017. Hashtag: #IMPAC4 The organizers are launching the official IMPAC4 Chile website that will provide the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) community, the basic information about the congress. The transdisciplinary nature of topics related to …

Easter Island’s New Protected Marine Area

Photo: MMAChile News from Chile’s environmental ministry: In a historic vote, Rapa Nui approved the creation of 700,000 km2 protected marine area in Easter Island. The announcement was made during the innaugural day of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4. Due to their isolation and little connection with other islands, Easter Island’s coral ecosystems have …

Mangrove Day

July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (DĂ­a internacional de conservaciĂłn del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DĂ­aDelManglar Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem: Coastal mangroves are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Current estimates indicate …