Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo: Cornerstone Look for regular updates. Mojave Desert – Explore the waterways of southern Nevada and the self-defined fabulous city of Las Vegas, aka The Meadows, translated from Spanish. Additional headlines and resources are indexed on the Vegas Water Links and Water pages. One of the most interesting case studies in water conservation, recreation, and …

Gulf of Mexico

Photo: Camelia TWU, Wanter, sand, and sky The Gulf of Mexico (Spanish: Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent. The U.S. states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida border the Gulf on the north, which are often referred to …

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 …

Drought

Buzzwords Drought = A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Questions How will we know when the drought is over? Elsewhere on the Webdrought.gov/droughtdroughtmonitor.unl.edu Recommended ListeningRed Marauder – A history of drought in Australia – Europeans have been living in Australia for over 200 years, and it has taken us that long to realise that …

World Oceans Day

Poster June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialDeLosOcéanos, #SaveOurOcean Translating: World Oceans DaySpanish: Día Mundial de los OcéanosFrench: Journée mondiale des océansGerman: Weltmeertag About the DayWorld Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and …

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 …

Ocean

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 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 note is that …

Salton Sea

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Beach Spotlight on the Salton Sea Wikipedia: The Salton Sea is a shallow, landlocked body of water that has a high concentration of salts in Riverside and Imperial counties, on the San Andreas Fault at the southern end of the U.S. state of California. It lies within the Salton Trough that stretches …

Sinkhole

Buzzwords Sinkhole = a cavity in the ground, especially in limestone bedrock, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground Translating: SinkholeSpanish: Socavón WikipediaSinkhole Planeta