What's the WATER CYCLE? - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
"Water is the true wealth in a dry land." --U.S. author Wallance Stegner, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian The Desert Rose is not a real rose, or a member of the rosaceae family, but a spectacular succulent! It is sometimes called the Elephant's Foot because its trunks swell to store water from summer rains to last … Continue reading I dream of rain, I dream of gardens in the desert sand – Desert Rose
Using satellite imagery, NASA's Christina Milesi has been studying the impact of lawns on America's fresh water resources. Research indicates there's at least 3 times more surface area of lawns in the U.S. than irrigated corn, making it the largest irrigated crop. How do lawns hurt the environment? • fertilizers run off into drains, contaminating drinking … Continue reading Grass is #1 US crop and is very water-dependent
A place as extraordinary as the Okavango Delta certainly deserves to be designated as a World Heritage Site - and finally it is! As #1000 on that list, it’s one of NWNL’s favorite natural landscapes and wetlands ecosystem. You can see why in the photos. It’s literally an oasis in an arid country with no … Continue reading Botswana’s Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site!