Chesapeake Bay

Photo: Timothy Pohlhaus, Summer Low Tide, Upper Chesapeake Bay (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Chesapeake Bay, an estuary in Virginia and Maryland. More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into the Bay’s 64,299-square-mile (166,534 km2) drainage basin, which covers parts of six states (New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) and all …

Marshall Islands

Photo: Keith Polya, Jaluit Atoll Lagoon (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: The Marshall Islands (Marshallese: Ṃajeḷ), officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshallese: Aolepān Aorōkin Ṃajeḷ), is an independent island country near the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line. Elsewhere on the Webrmiembassyus.orgmarshallislandsjournal.com WikipediaMarshall Islands Planeta

Vegas Water Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 and Lake Mead (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others to know about water in Las Vegar? From estuaries to restrictions to weirs, here are relevant links presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesLas Vegas turns on low-level Lake Mead pumps designed to avoid a ‘Day Zero’Nevada water advocates dispute …

Ocean Links

Photo: Henrikj (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about the ocean? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesKim McCoy Discusses Impacts Rising Sea Levels Have on our Beaches and Coasts – KPCWOceans and climate, Waves and Beaches—w/ Kim McCoy, oceanographer and author – NORIThe rice of the …

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Great Ocean Road (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Henderson Pittman Wash

Photo: Ron Mader, Signage (Some rights reserved) One of our favorite places to visit the natural world is the Pittman Wash in Henderson, part of our Las Vegas DIY Water Tour. Key Linkscityofhenderson.comPittman Wash Trail Map (PDF) FacebookProject GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash Project GREEN (Green Valley Ecology, Environment and Nature): Friends of Pittman Wash …

Xochimilco Gardens

Photos: Marlene Ehrenberg Enriquez, Flowers (Used with permission) What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? As the pandemic subsides in 2022, we are talking with friends including Marlene Ehrenberg about the revitalization of a formal ecological park. Very keen on learning …

Rio Grande = Rio Bravo

Photo: Gary Nored, River Road from Presidio to Big Bend (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo) Wikipedia: The Rio Grande known in Mexico as Río Bravo del Norte, or simply Río Bravo) is one of the principal rivers (along with the Colorado River) in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. …

Ocean

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Some rights reserved) In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern; the last two listed are sometimes consolidated into the first three. What’s most important to …