Sonoran Desert = Desierto de Sonora

Photo: BLM, Night Sky Viewing (Some rights reserved) One of our favorite places in the world lies across the USA/Mexico Borderlands, the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is the third largest North American desert and extends from the California-Nevada border south to the tip of Baja California and much of the state of Sonora. Two thirds of this …

Sagebrush

Photo: Tom Koerner/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Seedheads (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Sagebrush is the common name of several woody and herbaceous species of plants in the genus Artemisia. The best known sagebrush is the shrub Artemisia tridentata. Sagebrushes are native to the North American west. HeadlinesInfrastructure Funding Can Help Restore Damaged Western Sagebrush Ecosystem …

Cinco de Mayo

Artwork (Some rights reserved) Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It is a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CincoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican …

City Parks

Photo: Ron Mader, Chapultepec (Some rights reserved) Our view: City parks are essential urban infrastructure. We cannot take city parks for granted so Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset (Some rights reserved) Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms CelebrationsFebruary 2 World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day June 8 World Oceans Day …

Biosphere

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) A biosphere reserve is an area proposed by its residents, ratified by a national committee, and designated by UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) program, which demonstrates innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature. The idea was proposed by Mexican scientist Enrique Beltran at the First World Conference …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares).  Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

Environmental Journalism

Photo: Ron Mader, Desert Wildlife (Some rights reserved) Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on the fabric of life on our living planet We have some ideas on improving environmental journalism. Planeta.com curates dozens of resource pages about green – biodiversity, climate, parks, wildlife – and grey – energy, recycling – environmental …

Department of Conservation New Zealand

Logo Department of Conservation New Zealand – doc.govt.nz – is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Key Linksdoc.govt.nzconservation [email protected] HeadlinesProtect and promote: Can DOC really do both? – Belinda McCammon/RadioNZ @BelMcCammon @insightrnz @radionz ConcessionsPlea to fix DOC concessions system Background Work is organized around five outcomes: the diversity of …