Baltimore’s Trash Wheels

Logo Baltimore – Introducing the Trash Wheels. Mr. Trash Wheel, officially called the Inner Harbor Water Wheel, is a trash interceptor, a vessel that removes trash from the Jones Falls river as it empties into the Inner Harbor. Two additional members of the Trash Wheel “family” have since been added to patrol the Inner Harbor; …

Ningaloo Marine Park

Photo: Michael Safe, Reef 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 Reef near the town of Exmouth to Amherst Point near Coral …

Ganges

Photo: NASA Marshall The Ganges is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into …

Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam, particularly 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 …

Henderson Pittman Wash

Photo One of our favorite places to visit the natural world near Las Vegas is the Pittman Wash in Henderson. Facebook Project GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash Project GREEN (Green Valley Ecology, Environment and Nature): Friends of Pittman Wash is a 2.5 mile habitat restoration program located between Arroyo Grande Boulevard and Pecos Road along …

Lakes

Photo Lake = a large body of water surrounded by land USA Examples Lake Mead National Recreation Area Lake Tahoe Lake Powell Great Lakes World Examples Lake Ohrid Lake Skadar Texcoco Wikipedia Lake Chaubunagungamaug – also known as Lake Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gung­a­maugg Planeta.com Water Water Links Rivers

Henderson Island

Photo: Henderson UNESCO: Henderson Island, which lies in the eastern South Pacific, is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence. Its isolated location provides the ideal context for studying the dynamics of insular evolution and natural selection. It is particularly notable for the 10 …

World Water Week

Poster Hosted and organized by SIWI, World Water Week is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s water issues and related concerns of international development. World Water Week 2019 will take place August 25-30, with the theme “Water for society – including all”. Hashtag: #WWWeek Key Links http://www.worldwaterweek.org https://www.siwi.org/what-we-do/worldwaterweek @siwi_water https://twitter.com/hashtag/WWWeek Background …

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 …

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 …