Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument 2021 WebinarAugust 19, 12pm Pacificusicomos.org/webinars Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea?Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. Key LinksPapahanaumokuakea.govFacebookFlickr 2006 Media Release Media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as …

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 …

Monsoon

Photo: Henderson Skies July is the start of monsoon season in the Southwest USA – Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah. The Mohave Desert gets the occasional giant splattering of rain. Questions For those experienced in such matters, what are the do’s and don’ts? How are monsoons similar and different around the world? How do …

Lake Powell

Nature Bingo Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second largest fabricated reservoir by maximum water capacity in the …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: I-11 and Lake Mead What would insiders like others to know about water in Las Vegar? From estuaries to restrictions to weirs, here are some relevant links presented in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘We live in a desert. We have to act like it’: Las Vegas faces reality of drought – Oliver Milman/Guardian @olliemilman‘The …

Lake Ohrid

Lingo Cards Wikipedia: Lake Ohrid (Macedonian: Охридско Езеро Ohridsko Ezero, Albanian: Liqeni i Ohrit) is a lake which straddles the mountainous border between the southwestern part of North Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes, with a unique aquatic ecosystem of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species. …

Water Links

Photo: Desert National Wildlife Center Links related to water presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhy Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for water – BBCWorrisome nonstick chemicals are common in U.S. drinking water, federal study suggests – Science Magazine Water Filtration / Water Treatment BuzzwordsAgua – Chinampa – Flow – Ocean – Reservoir – River …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

Colorado River

Photo: Near Nelson Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the …

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. Hashtag: #WWWeek Key Linkshttp://www.worldwaterweek.orghttps://www.siwi.org/what-we-do/[email protected]_waterhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/WWWeek BackgroundSIWI’s vision is a water wise world. A world where the unique value of water is recognized. A world where water is shared …