Skin

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Skin = Soft outer tissue covering of vertebrates with three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation FeaturesBasic information about skin cancer – CDCWhat Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers? FYIMost skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. WikipediaSkinPercutaneous Planeta

30 Days Wild

Logo Know your hashtags: #30DaysWild The UK’s WIldlife Trust hosts a month-long nature challenge each June. Join in and do something wild every day for a month and post the photos and relevant info on the social web. Key Linkswildlifetrusts.orgwildlifetrusts.org/[email protected]@wildlifetrusts Here are three things you can do straightaway to get ready for your month in the …

Ferns

Photo: Heaphy Track, New Zealand (Some rights reserved) Fern = Member of a group of vascular plants that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers HeadlinesFerns of Bristol’s stone walls – TepapaThe Little Fern That Could Embedded Tweets WikipediaFernAzollaAsplenium, aka spleenwort Planeta

Wildfires

Photo: NASA Goddard (Some rights reserved) Wildfire = a large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or brush Also see: bushfires Elsewhere on the Webwildfirerisk.orgalertwildfire.org – @AlertWildfire – @nvfirecamsnifc.gov – Flickr – @NIFC_Fire HeadlinesNumber of Wildfires to Rise by 50% by 2100 and Governments are not Prepared, Experts WarnStudy: Climate change main cause of …

Stars

Photo: Kepler (Some rights reserved) Star = An object in the sky that sends out its own light, generated by nuclear reactions in its center Headlinesastronomers glimpse signposts of universe’s first stars Photos Betelgeuse WikipediaRAVE_(survey)Pulsar Planeta.com

Soil

Photo: Rio Muchacho, Ecuador (Some rights reserved) Soil = the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles HeadlinesThe secret world beneath our feet is mind-blowing – and the key to our planet’s future – Guardianhttps://www.wired.com/story/how-dirt-could-save-humanity-from-an-infectious-apocalypse/http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/soil-health-agriculture-trend-usda-000513http://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/opinion/our-very-existence-depends-on-soil-so-why-is-it-not-protected/http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/gardens/the-bottom-line-for-topsoil-value-its-benefits-before-it-s-dug-to-death-1.2876873http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/04/02/297881388/the-old-and-mysterious-practice-of-eating-dirt-revealed Recommended …

Gardens

Photo: Flor de Mayo (Some rights reserved) Garden = a piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables Also see: permaculture, sensory garden, community gardens, garden tour Translating: What are you growing in your garden?Spanish: ¿Qué estás cultivando en tu jardín?Portuguese: O que você está cultivando em seu jardim?German: …

Lithium

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Lithium = Chemical element of atomic number 3, a soft silver-white metal FYIIt is the lightest of the alkali metals. Elsewherestandardlithium.com – @StandardLithiumNevada Lithium Map – @BitterWaterBlue Pack Safefaa.gov HeadlinesHow a fight over transgender rights derailed environmentalists in Nevada – Politico @jholz__Lithium, the Environment and a Green Constitution? Historical Moment …

Astronomy Day

Logo Astronomy Day is a world-wide event observed each spring and fall around the time of first-quarter moon. Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories sponsor public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our universe. Key LinksAstronomical LeagueLatest Astronomy Day InformationAstronomy Day Fact SheetAstronomy Day Co sponsorsFree …

Trees Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca City (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about trees? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesTo Save the Corn Belt, Plant TreesTree loss is making for sweaty suburbs, and the households that can least afford it are feeling the heatThe Best Technology for …