California Wildfires

Photo: Stuart Rankin, edited Suomi NPP image, Smoky California (Some rights reserved) Key Linksfire.ca.gov – Flickr – YouTube – @CAL_FIREinciweb.nwcg.gov – @inciweb 2022 HeadlinesCalifornia wildfires rage as scorching heat wave continues 2021 HeadlinesCalifornia wildfire may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias, burning through Earth’s largest grove Dixie Wildfirehttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/https://twitter.com/i/events/1423693984723988482 2018 Headlinesthese-wind-patterns-explain-why-californias-wildfires-are-so-bad Twitter MomentCoverage of California’s deadly …

Philomena Cunk

Recommended viewing: Cunk on Britain Philomena Cunk’s landmark mockumentary series taking us through Britain’s history, journeying from the Big Bang to Brexit. Written by Charlie Brooker and starring Diane Morgan. Four parts. Key Linkshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09yp1gr Videos SoundbytesEpisode 1: Before roads … Before Snapchat … Magna Carta, sort of a terms and conditions … Episode 2: I’ll …

Great Blizzard of 1978

Poster We remember the Great Blizzard of 1978, in parts of the Ohio Valley and the Great Lakes, January 25–27. “The third lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States occurred as the storm passed over Mount Clemens, Michigan, where the barometer fell to 956.0 mb (28.23 inHg) on January 26.” – …

They Might Be Giants

Photo: Mammal Quotable, hummable … Who Are the Electors? Let’s get this over with Even when you’re out of work you still have a job to do Even when you don’t know what it is Your job knows what it is What it is is it’s coming to get you I’m talking to myself even …

Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge (2018)

Poster Announcement: The theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week (October 22-28) is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” Examples please of open access policies and practices and how they are implemented by governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars. Hashtags: #OAweek, #OpenAccessWeek SPARC: This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, …

Light City

Baltimore hosts the first ever large-scale light festival in the United States. During the festival each year, the city is transformed with state-of-the-art light displays, video projections on buildings, dancing fountains, light sculptures, and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors. Light City features uniquely curated live music shows that will …

Project Enchilada (Las Vegas)

Poster For fans of downtown Las Vegas July 2018 announcement of the City of Las Vegas’ Project Enchilada which seeks public-private collaboration to enhance the area from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street. The project aims to bring more energy, redevelopment, and new commerce to downtown Las Vegas. Included are many of the recommendations set …

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles: Thoughts on Sustainable Tourism

Poster New publication: Tourism Management Perspectives January 2018 Special Issue: Top Tourism Thoughts Sustainable tourism: Sustaining tourism or something more? Freya Higgins-Desbiolles (@freyahd) Abstract: Tourism today has a problem. It is addicted to growth, which is incompatible with sustainability goals. Despite three decades discussing pathways to sustainable tourism, tourism authorities continue to promote tourism growth …

Dizhsa Nabani

Poster For anyone keen on Indigenous languages, language revitalization and the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019 at its finest!), this conversation spotlights a favorite new video series: Dizhsa Nabani = Lengua Viva = Living Language, a documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thank you, thank you, thank …

Low Carbon

Photo Low Carbon = Economy based on low carbon power sources that therefore has a minimal output of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, but specifically refers to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide Low-Carbon and Loving It: Adventures in sustainable living – from the streets of India to middle class Australia Recommended ListeningLiving the low …