Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park …

Red Rock Canyon Links

Photo: BLM, Red Rocks Links, news, and tweets about Red Rock Canyon 2020 Recommended ListeningPlans To Build Houses Near Red Rock Stalled – For Now – State of Nevada HeadlinesRed Rock to begin reservations to better control crowdsFor the love of Red Rock – Las Vegas WeeklyPopular and Busy Red Rock Canyon Needs a Paved …

Tourism Portals

Poster Planeta.com is relaunching our directory of tourism portals around the world. We ask how well institutions respond/interact/engage with locals and visitors on social web channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We would love to see more current information on government portals about local culture – including food, sport and markets, as well as upcoming …

Arrokoth

Buzzwords Arrokoth = The small Kuiper Belt object original designation (486958) 2014 MU69 — is the most distant and most primitive object ever explored by a spacecraft. … Arrokoth means means ““sky” in the Powhatan/Algonquian language. – NASA Key Linkssolarsystem.nasa.gov JHU Applies Physicspluto.jhuapl.eduPress KitFacebookFacebook [email protected] News from NASAhttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/ultima-in-view-nasa-s-new-horizons-makes-first-detection-of-kuiper-belt-flyby-targethttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-next-target-just-got-a-lot-more-interesting Elsewhere on the Webhttps://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a19422562/we-now-have-a-name-for-new-horizons-next-target-ultima-thulehttps://theskylive.com/2014mu69-info Arrokothhttps://earthsky.org/space/ultima-thule-renamed-to-avoid-nazi-link Headlineshttps://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02/details-pour-in-from-new-horizons-visit-to-a-kuiper-belt-object/New Horizons …

EPA (Trump Administration)

Buzzwords Links related to the epa during the Trump administration September 2020 The One Incredibly Green Thing Donald Trump Has Done March 2020EPA suspends enforcement of environmental laws amid coronavirus December 2019 EPA’s independent science board questions underpinnings of numerous agency rollbacks https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/476397-epas-independent-science-board-questions-underpinnings-of-numerous February 2019Documents detail multimillion-dollar ties involving EPA official, secretive industry grouphttp://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/405736-epa-lost-more-than-1500-workers-in-first-18-months-of-trump August 2018http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/404292-pruitt-aide-wrote-memo-to-absolve-him-in-controversy-over-raises …

1519 – 2019+

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

Green New Deal

Buzzwords Green New Deal = a proposed economic stimulus program in the United States that aims to address both economic inequality and climate change Key LinksResolution 109 Recommended ListeningNaomi Klein on the Green New Deal (Late Night Live) – Is there a chance that America could upturn their economy and cut their emissions by half …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2022-2032 is the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languageshttps://www.planeta.com/ayook-santa-maria-ocotepechttps://www.planeta.com/mixteco-spthttps://www.planeta.com/maori-languagehttps://www.planeta.com/sami-languagehttps://www.planeta.com/quechuahttps://www.planeta.com/nahuatl Events https://www.planeta.com/maori-language-week-2019https://www.planeta.com/naidoc2019https://www.planeta.com/flin19 Featureshttps://www.planeta.com/dizhsa-nabanihttps://www.planeta.com/usatuvozhttps://www.planeta.com/kumoontun Recommended ListeningPass it on: preserving Indigenous languages – Awaye – A panel discusses the purpose of language revival – is it …

Periodic Table

Buzzwords Periodic Table = a table of the chemical elements arranged in order of atomic number The elements are placed according to their atomic number, the arrangement of each atom’s electrons and recurring chemical properties. International Yeariypt2019.org Recommended ListeningTales from the periodic tableElemental PodcastHappy 150th birthday to the Periodic Table – Science Show The Fascinating …