Nature Tracks

Photo One more way to visit the hinterlands of Australia – listening. For friends quaranstreaming, here is audio goodness from ABC Radio National presenting Nature Track, a series of delightfully slow soundscapes available on YouTube. This series is recorded by Ann Jones, host of ABC nature podcast Off Track, and YouTube animal series How Deadly. …

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 …

Petrichor

Nature Buzzwords Petrichor = The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell The term was coined in 1964 by two CSIRO researchers, Isabel Joy Bear (Australian) and Roderick G. Thomas (British), for an article in the journal Nature. The word is constructed from Greek, petra, meaning “stone”, + ichor, the fluid that flows in …

World Wetlands Day

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2 to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. Hashtag: #WorldWetlandsDay Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year …

Solar System

Photo Spotlight on our local neighborhood Solar System HeadlinesThe solar system follows the galactic standard—but it is a rare breedThe Great Inequality and the Dynamical Disintegration of the Outer Solar SystemThe weird space that lies outside our Solar System – BBC Features Planets Kuiper Belt Videos Visual ThinkingOrbit Map of the Solar [email protected]_lutz Elsewhere on …

Eucalyptus, aka Eucalypts

Images: Biodiversity Heritage Library Wikipedia: Eucalyptus is a genus of nearly nine hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae commonly known as eucalypts. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is smooth, fibrous or stringy, leaves with oil glands, and sepals and petals that are fused to form …

The Nature of Cities

Twitter Avatar Who to follow on Twitter? @TNatureOfCities More about The Nature of CitiesQuoting from About the Nature of Cities: The Nature of Cities is an international platform to share diverse, transformative ideas about cities as ecosystems of people, nature, and infrastructure. We are committed to the design and creation of better cities for all: cities that …

Earth Links

Photo Links related to the earth HeadlinesEarth has stayed habitable for billions of years – exactly how lucky did we get?Which stars can see Earth as a transiting exoplanet? World Magnetic Model (WMM)World Magnetic Model (WMM) Ancient Earthdinosaurpictures.org Planeta.com