Bering Strait

Photo: European Space Agency The Bering Strait is a sea passage that separates Russia and Alaska. It is usually covered with sea ice at this time of year – but as this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission on March 7 2019 shows, it is virtually ice-free. The Bering Strait is a narrow passage …

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 …

Desalination

Buzzwords Desalination = Desalination is a process that takes away mineral components from saline water Recommended Listening Sydney’s ‘white elephant’ desalination plant to boost city’s water supply for the first time – Sydney’s $2.3 billion desalination plant has been turned on for the first time in six years, as the city’s dam levels fall below …

Water Links

Photo Links related to water presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Worrisome nonstick chemicals are common in U.S. drinking water, federal study suggests – Science Magazine Wikipedia Tonic_water Planeta.com Water

Pacific Ocean

Photo: GSFC Wikipedia: The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth’s oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east. At 165,250,000 …

Austin’s Blue Index

Austin, Texas – Blue Index – https://www.facebook.com/blueindexaustin – is participatory research project designed to gather feedback on 30+ waterscapes through capturing people’s emotional response to water and photography. Blue Index markers are next to the most treasured water sources around town — from Lady Bird Lake to Big Stacey and Pease Park. Find a station, …

Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve

Photo: Springs Preserve Placque Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of water …

Laughlin Lagoon

Buzzwords In March 2018 Clark County Commissioners approved two Special Improvement Districts – SID 162A is for dredging work in the Laughlin Lagoon and SID 162B is for long term maintenance. The cost of the initial dredging is anticipated to be around $3.4 million.The hard deadline is December 31. Headlines http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/county-approves-lagoon-sids/article_b6fd81d2-2894-11e8-b6be-ebf428f3fa5a.html http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/lagoon-project-inches-closer-to-reality/article_3fbeb5b2-ada2-11e8-b0ea-a7698c550cc0.html http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/lagoon-project-keeps-moving-forward/article_d21cd158-8149-11e8-b8b7-4fa114ff527d.html https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/efforts-underway-to-spur-development-on-laughlin-lagoon/1014411107 http://laughlinbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/06/laughlin-lagoon-sid-162a-consent-items.html …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. 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 wherever …