Prime Minister’s Bus Tour Not a Bus Tour

Photo Coverage and reactions to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s bus tour / not a bus tour of Queensland, Australia Also see: ghost bus Headlineshttps://www.themonthly.com.au/blog/mungo-maccallum/2018/12/2018/1541984096/scomo-express-backfires https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/ghost-bus-the-scomo-express-hits-the-runway-rather-than-the-road-20181105-p50e2g.html More videohttps://www.abc.net.au/insiders/the-scomo-express/10486022 Embedded Tweets Scott [email protected] Planeta.com

Responsible Tourism Day 2018

Photo: Flying, Mexico In 2018 World Responsible Tourism Day is November 7. We are recapping examples from responsible travel week held earlier this year and previewing Responsible Travel Week 2019 and hanging out with friends in London and around the globe via twitter and video conversations. This Planeta.com page will be updated throughout the week …

USA 2018 Midterms

Photo: Vote (Some rights reserved) Recap of the 2018 midterm elections in the USA: Live Coveragehttps://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/2018-election-results-coverage https://www.politico.com/election-results/2018/election-day-live-updates-analysis/nov-6 https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/live-blog/live-blog-midterm-election-2018-updates-news-analysis-n930691 HeadlinesThe GOP’s 2018 Autopsy: Democracy Is Our Enemy https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trumps-base-isnt-enoughfive-energy-and-environment-ballot-questions-to-watchtherevelator.org/environmental-ballot-initiativesimportant-science-issues-every-state North Dakotahttps://www.publicintegrity.org/2018/10/30/22398/north-dakota-voter-id-law-backlashhttps://twitter.com/levinecarrie/status/1057623007882035203http://www.startribune.com/thousands-of-native-voters-in-north-dakota-getting-free-ids/499165381https://billingsgazette.com/news/government-and-politics/north-dakota-s-tribal-liaison-says-voter-id-law-can/article_7e2f5416-2d87-5544-8e96-127f3b1e14b3.htmlhttps://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/11/federal-judge-lets-north-dakota-republicans-block-native-americans-from-voting.htmlhttps://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/11/01/north-dakota-2018-senate-election-heitkamp-cramer-222094 Recommended ListeningThe internet has become core to democracy and civic participation. Use it to your benefit as we head into the U.S. midterm elections. You can …

México 2018

Poster What’s happening in Mexico in 2018? We are paying attention to the national election as well timely tours, environmental conservation and cultural heritage. Curating tweets and pointing to timely resources on the social web. Suggestions are welcome. Twitter Moment Mexico 2018 Mexico 2018 🇲🇽 Headlines https://showsnob.com/2018/11/09/vice-season-6-episode-24-reacp https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/14/cancun-tourist-paradise-mexico-drug-violence Elections Mexico 2018 Elections Planeta.com México Mexico’s …

Talk the Walk Downtown

Photo: Walk Las Vegas, November 1, 7pm – Richard Hooker, a cultural urbanist and co-owner of Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours, narrated a lively and educational slide show about his popular Downtown walking tour. Free! Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library. Questions What is the status of walking tours in downtown Las Vegas? The …

2018 Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Mexico Flag Mexico’s celebrations of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead are world famous. Here are snapshots from 2018: Oaxaca, Mexico Michoacán BackgroundDía de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern fanfare. It is a whimsical and yet serious …

Living Planet Report 2018

Report cover Recommended Reading: The 2018 Living Planet Report is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge. The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including …

2018 Calendar

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Here is our rolling preview and recap of 2018: Global celebrations. International Year of the Reef (again) and the Year of the Irish Language Annual Valentine’s Day Unconference – Responsible Travel Week Aboriginal, Indigenous and Native Cultures Natural World Cultural World Open Access Las Vegas Nevada Belize Europe Annual Celebrations …

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Photo: Tasmanian Devil This week, October 28-31, Wildlife Tourism Australia holds its conference and Planeta.com will be up transforming this preview page into an exciting recap. We are also curating this Twitter moment. The conference – Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents – takes place in Tasmania. …

2018 Private Land Conservation Conference

Photo: Tatters, Mount Mee Australia’s 2018 Private Land Conservation Conference took place in Brisbane October 24-26. This year’s theme: Accelerating Connection. Hashtag: #PLC18 Taking place at QUT Gardens Point Campus, the event brings together participants from all corners of Australia to celebrate the importance of private land conservation. PLC18 comes alive with stories of landholders, …