World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeane About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for …

Lake Skadar

Photo: UNDP, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Developing story: SOS from activists warning of development threatening the environmental integrity of Europe’s Lake Skadar. Background Lake Skadar is a freshwater lake on the borders of Albania and Montenegro. On the Montenegro side, the lake (Skadarsko Jezero) has been a protected national park since 1983, was added in 1996, to …

Hydration Station

Buzzwords Hydration station = Any device or system that dispenses clean water for drinking Elsewhere on the Web https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hydration%20station Embedded Tweets More improvements to the @cityofhenderson dog park 🐕 pic.twitter.com/VSvEwRYZXo — Ron Mader (@ronmader) April 30, 2018 Hydration station pic.twitter.com/IaXPTgHWI9 — Ron Mader (@ronmader) October 7, 2018 Planeta.com Water

World Water Day 2018

Poster World Water Day is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key …

World Ocean Summit 2018

This week Mexico hosts the World Ocean Summit (Cumbre Mundial del Océano). Hashtag #OceanSummit The summit takes place March7-9 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Background The Economist Group has been the host of the World Summit of the Ocean. The purpose is to accelerate the transition towards the sustainable use of the ocean. Key …

Lake Powell

Nature Buzzwords Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second largest man-made reservoir by maximum water capacity in the …

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. …

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 …