Aspen

Photo: Matt Switzer, National Forest Service, Demotte Campground (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Aspen trees are all native to cold regions with cool summers, in the north of the northern hemisphere, extending south at high-altitude areas such as mountains or high plains. They are all medium-sized deciduous trees reaching 15–30 m (49–98 ft) tall. In North …

Ukraine 2022

Screenshot: Flight Aware (March 24, 2022) Rolling coverage of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Hashtags: #BlueandYellow #StandWithUkraine #WeStandWithUkraine HeadlinesEuropean Union grants candidate status to Ukraine and MoldovaUkraine and the problem of “futurelessness”100 days in, Russia’s war is now a brutal offensive in eastern UkraineSaving Ukraine’s cultural heritageWhy can’t the UN Security Council save Ukraine?How Putin’s …

ByT Band

Logo Fave music Oaxaca, Mexico – The six-member Blandas y Tlayudas Band – bytband.com – performs rocksteady music, a fusion of the traditional music with a Jamaican accent. Key [email protected] 2020 Sánchez PascuasCataplasma Cashondo un reggae sabroso incluído en nuestro disco en vivo “Bytsitando la calle”, grabado en vivo en el mercado Sánchez Pascuas, Oaxaca …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley (Some rights reserved) Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The …

World Listening Day

Photo: Martin Heigan, Exploring the Universe beyond the Visible Spectrum (Some rights reserved) July 18 is World Listening Day. 2022 topic: Listening across boundaries. Hashtags: #WorldListeningDay and #WLD2022 The day features livestreaming audio, contests, and listening-focused walks around the world which focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. Key Linksworldlisteningproject.orgDiscordFacebookFacebook [email protected]_Listening Background …

New Titles

Poster Many of these books, movies, and other titles are available on Amazon.com. Yes, we do receive a small commission for purchases made from this page. As important are the links and nods to the authors and tweets about the work. Featured on this page are working notes of new titles. It frequently changes as …

Brownsville, Texas

Photo: Diann Bayes, Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Brownsville Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/F7vLPYE2v4RvRjHd6 ElsewhereLennox Foundation Southmost Preserve Newsmyrgv.com – brownsville herald – @BrownsvilleNews Governmentbrownsvilletx.gov Nearby: South Texas Ecotourism Center501 W State Hwy 100, Laguna Vistagoo.gl/maps/t4dXC9pxjvfDytpW7stec-lv.orgFacebookYoutube WikipediaBrownsvilleMatamoros Planeta

Climate 2022

Photo: Eric Kilby, Nelchina Glacier (Some rights reserved) Headlines and features related to climate in 2022 QuotesCarbon dioxide is at levels our species has never experienced before—this is not new. We have known about this for half a century, and have failed to do anything meaningful about it. What’s it going to take for us …

06 • June • Junio

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Royal Albatross (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com showcases cultural and environmental markers, campaigns, and celebrations around the globe. Here is our calendar for June with links to World Environment Day, Solstice, World Oceans Day, World Giraffe Day, World Bicycle Day, World Albatross Day, National Day of Sweden, Mabo Day, and Juneteenth. EventsJune 3 Mabo Day (Australia) June 3 World …

January 2021 Insurrection in Washington, DC

Photo: National Guard, Virginia NG at the Capitol (Some rights reserved) Reflections on the January 2021 insurrection and riots in Washington, DC CSPAN Hearings on CSPANc-span.org/video/?520804-1/hearing-investigation-capitol-attack Transcript: Hearing #1 – NPRTranscript: Hearing #2 – NPRTranscript: Hearing #3 – NPRTranscript: Hearing #4 – NPR 2022 ReflectionsTrying the case at the scene of the crimeHow To Watch …