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 …

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 …

Department of Conservation New Zealand

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Department of Conservation New Zealand – doc.govt.nz – is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Work is organized around five outcomes: the diversity of our natural heritage is maintained and restored our history is protected and brought to life more people participate in recreation …

Living Planet Report 2018

Report cover Recommended Reading: The 2018 Living Planet Report is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge. The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including …

Wild México

Poster Planeta.com features biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. This page spotlights Mexico. Parks Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Chacahua Lagoons La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries Communication and Conservation in Mexico Cabo Pulmo National Park Parque Nacional Revillagigedo Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park Cumbres Del Ajusco Government Agencies …

City Parks

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and …

Planetary Boundaries

Buzzwords Planetary boundaries is the central concept in an Earth system framework proposed by a group of Earth system and environmental scientists led by Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Will Steffen from the Australian National University. In 2009, the group proposed a framework of “planetary boundaries” designed to define a “safe operating …

Environmental Journalism

Poster Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on our living planet Living planet. Is that too much to substitute for what we call nature, the environment? Questions What are examples of quality environmental journalism? How has environmental journalism changed in the past 20 years? What is the future of environmental journalism? Embedded …