Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Felicidades What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? In 2021 we are talking with friends including Marlene Ehrenberg about the revitalization of the formal ecological park. Our major request is that the park develop its own website, Facebook …

Colorado River

Photo: Near Nelson Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the …

Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation conducts tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a result of the …

Water Links

Photo: Desert National Wildlife Center Links related to water presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhy Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for water – BBCWorrisome nonstick chemicals are common in U.S. drinking water, federal study suggests – Science Magazine Elsewherehydrosheds.org Water Filtration / Water Treatment BuzzwordsAgua – Chinampa – Flow – Ocean – Reservoir – …

Papahānaumokuākea History

Photo: PMNM, President Obama Overlooking Turtle Beach Revisiting the 2006 declaration and 2010 designation of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. 2006 Media Release Media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.  Since that time, new …

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Great Ocean Road The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: I-11 and Lake Mead What would insiders like others to know about water in Las Vegar? From estuaries to restrictions to weirs, here are some relevant links presented in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘We live in a desert. We have to act like it’: Las Vegas faces reality of drought – Oliver Milman/Guardian @olliemilman‘The …

Rogue River

Photo: Stacy Johnson, BLM, Summer Weeding Trip Wikipedia: The Rogue River in southwestern Oregon in the United States flows about 215 miles (346 km) in a generally westward direction from the Cascade Range to the Pacific Ocean. Known for its salmon runs, whitewater rafting, and rugged scenery, it was one of the original eight rivers …