Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). The nearly 200,000 acre park is managed by the Bureau of …

Wilderness

Photo: Arctic Wildlife Wilderness = an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region Translating: What is the value of wilderness and what does it take to protect it?Estonian: Mis on kõrbe väärtus ja mida on vaja selle kaitsmiseks?French: Quelle est la valeur de la nature sauvage et que faut-il pour la protéger?German: Was ist der Wert der …

Wilderness Notebook

Poster Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.– Gary Snyder In wildness is the preservation of the world.– Henry David Thoreau Wilderness is the state of complete awareness.– Gary Snyder, Turtle Island There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy …

Pantanal

Photo: Water Alternatives Wikipedia: The Pantanal is a natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area, and the world’s largest flooded grasslands. It is located mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, but it extends into Mato Grosso and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay. 2020 FiresFires in the Pantanal ecoregion – …

Environmental Journalism

Photo: Alebrije Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on our living planet. 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? HeadlinesI work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle. – Vox Elsewhere …

Lemons

Photo: Buddha’s Hand (Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis) Lemon: The lemon is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to South Asia, primarily Northeastern India Photos WikipediaLemonBuddha’s Hand Planeta.com

Marigolds = Cempasúchil

Photo: Cempasúchil Common marigold may refer to: Calendula officinalis, a species native to Europe, but cultivated worldwide Tagetes, a genus of plants native to the New World, but cultivated worldwide Headlinesmochilazo-en-el-tiempo/la-flor-que-acompana-nuestros-muertos Translating: Marigold flowersNáhuatl: Cempasúchil Embedded Tweets WikipediaCommon marigoldMarigoldTagetes Planeta

Bat Week

Photo: Duncan PJ, Grey headed flying fox Bat Week – batweek.org – is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. Bat Week is organized by a team of representatives from across the United States and Canada from conservation organizations and government departments. Hashtag: #BatWeek Bat Week is an international, annual celebration …

Early Humans

Word Cloud Spotlight on Early humans HeadlinesTo Adapt to a Changing Environment 400,000 Years Ago, Early Humans Developed New Tools and BehaviorsOrigin of modern humans ‘traced to Botswana’https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/how-humans-tamed-themselves/580447https://qz.com/africa/1473837/scientists-have-worked-out-the-age-of-the-cradle-of-humankind-caves-and-what-it-says-about-our-originshttps://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/11/no-single-birthplace-of-mankind-say-scientistshttp://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6368/eaai9067https://qz.com/1151816/early-humans-migrated-out-of-africa-much-earlier-than-we-thoughthttps://arstechnica.com/science/2017/10/dna-from-old-skeleton-suggests-humanitys-been-here-longer-than-we-thoughthttp://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/09/27/science.aao6266http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/04/10/ancient-dentistry-tooth-fillinghttp://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2017/09/01/what-made-these-footprints-5-7-million-years-agohttp://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170214-your-face-is-probably-more-primitive-than-a-neanderthalshttp://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38289960http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37408014new-fossil-sheds-light-early-humansIndonesian shell has ‘earliest human engraving’Oldest Art in the WorldHuman history rewritten by ancient engravingsAmericas’ Natives Have European Roots – Scientific AmericanFacial Morphogenesis of the Earliest EuropeansHow Hurling …