Drought

Buzzwords Drought = A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Questions = Preguntas How will we know when the drought is over? = ¿Cómo sabremos cuando termine la sequía? Headlines‘We live in a desert. We have to act like it’: Las Vegas faces reality of drought – Oliver Milman/Guardian @olliemilmanThe megadrought parching 77 percent of …

Ningaloo Marine Park

Photo: Michael Safe, Reef Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage listing! Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises. Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish, colorful coral and the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark. The Ningaloo Marine Park stretches 260km from Bundegi …

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 …

Missouri River Breaks

Photo: USFWS Mountain Prairie, Missouri River Breaks on Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in Montana The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Montana spans 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River, the adjacent Breaks country, and portions of Arrow Creek, Antelope Creek and the Judith Rivers. The monument includes six wilderness study areas, …

Braided Rivers

Photo: New Zealand (Aotearoa) Braided Rivers = Network of river channels separated by small, and often temporary, islands called braid bars or, in British usage, aits or eyots Elsewhere on the WebRewilding Project – Stuff – The Rewilding Project: Aotearoa New Zealand’s internationally significant braided rivers have been systematically strangled, leaving behind a network of …

Ports

Photo: South Africa Government, Cape Town Port Port = Harbor where ships load or unload, especially one where customs officers are stationed WikipediaWorld’s busiest ports Planeta

Missouri River

Photo: Alyse Backus, BLM, Missouri Breaks Wikipedia: The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. Rising in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, the Missouri flows east and south for 2,341 miles before entering the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri. States: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri Cities: …

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 …

Platte River

Photo: Ken Lund, Bridge Crossing “The name ‘Platte’ is French for flat and was given by Canadian hunters because the stream for much of its length is broad, shallow, and flat but still below the wide level valley. It is pre-eminently the flat river” (US-T121). Wikipedia: The Platte River is a major river in the …