Mar de Cortés = Gulf of California

Photo: Zach Dischner, Whale Tale (Some rights reserved) Bordered by the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Nayarit, the Sea of Cortez (Mar de Cortés), also known as the Gulf of California (Golfo de California) is a biologically diverse area. That said, it is nothing like the Serengeti of the …

Lake Mead Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about Lake Mead? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: ElsewhereWindfinder Callville BayClosed indefinitely March 24, 2022https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/callville-bay.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/lake/learn/news/lakeconditions.htmhttps://callvillebay.com Rainbow Gardenshttps://ohv.nv.gov/trails/rainbow-gardenshttps://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/nevada/lava-butte-rainbow-gardens 2021 Lake Mead’s low water level prompts feds to consider declaration of Colorado River water shortage Mead Slope Fault Recency and size …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a mixed World Heritage Site and the world’s largest fully protected marine protected area. Size: Larger than the Gulf of Mexico and just smaller than the State of Alaska. The site is co-managed by federal and state …

Viernes de Dolores = Friday of Sorrows

Photo: Altar prepared by Boris, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Reflecting this week on the beautiful, should-be-better-known springtime altars. Kudos to our friend and old neighbor Boris. = Reflexionando esta semana sobre los hermosos altares de primavera que deberían ser más conocidos. Felicitaciones a nuestro amigo y vecino Boris. Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Sorrows) is …

Lake Powell

Photo: NASA Marshall, 2017 Photo (Some rights reserved) Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/yaEu1piwrvRjxRJy8 Wikipedia: 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 …

Water

Photo: UNDP, 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 Last Sunday in September is …

World Water Day

Photo: Wetlands Park (Las Vegas) (Some rights reserved) World Water Day – worldwaterday.org – is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water – unwater.org – in collaboration with governments and partners. Hashtags: #WorldWaterDay, #DiaMundialDelAgua The annual UN observance day highlights the importance of freshwater. World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. …

Klamath River

Photo: Bob Wick/BLM: June 2016 (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Klamath River and its basin HeadlinesThe Karuk’s Innate Relationship with Fire: Adapting to Climate Change on the KlamathRough Water – Earth Island Elsewhere on the Webmkwc.org – @MidKlamathWC americanrivers.org klamathtribes.org – Facebook – YouTube Videos Klamath River Basin Conditions and Opportunities NotesThe Upper Klamath …

World Water Week

Poster (Some rights reserved) 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 [email protected]_water#WWWeek BackgroundSIWI’s vision is a water wise world. A world where the unique value of water is recognized. A world where …

Mangrove Day

Poster (Some rights reserved) 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. …