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 …

World Toilet Day

Poster Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one …

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 …

Drought

Buzzwords Drought = A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Questions How will we know when the drought is over? Elsewhere on the Web https://www.drought.gov/drought http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA Recommended Listening Red Marauder – A history of drought in Australia – Europeans have been living in Australia for over 200 years, and it has taken us that long …

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 …

Caspian Sea

Wikipedia: The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea. It is an endorheic basin (a basin without outflows) located between Europe and Asia. It is bounded by Kazakhstan to the northeast, Russia to the northwest, Azerbaijan to …