Word of the Year 2020

Photo: Circus Circus The next version of this page will be better with your help. Curating headlines and tweets and your suggestions for top contenders. WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by dictionaries arond the world and other literacy-minded organizations to highlight language which reflect the popular discourse in a calendar year. …

Coronavirus, aka COVID19

Buzzwords Coronavirus = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals This page features rolling coverage from Planeta.com of the impacts of the Coronavirus Disease, aka COVID-19, characterized by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. As the WHO Director-General has said, the pandemic …

Podcast Faves 2020

Poster As we unveil our favorite podcasts of 2020, it is a good time to reflect on the act of listening. When we are mindfully aware of our senses, we are rarely speaking. We are absorbing – listening, seeing, touching, tasting, smelling. Good radio ask that we listen. Podcasts create a world co-created by the …

2020, International Year of Plant Health

Poster 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health.Hashtag: #IYPH2020 Key Linksippc.intiyph Questions How can those keen on plant health participate in International Year celebrations? Planeta.comPlaneta.com celebrates the International Year of Plant Health. We will be updating our resource pages focusing on plants, biodiversity, and efforts to protect plant health around the globe. Elsewhere on …

Buzzword Bingo 2020

Lingo Cards What are the most meaningful/ impactful words of 2020? We are curating our annual collection of new words, old classics, and the inbetween, that come to attention / usefulness in 2020. Buzzwords have the attribution-sharealike license. If you use/remix/reuse the artwork, please make the attributions to “Ron Mader / Planeta.com“ Flickr2020 Buzzwords Album …

Thanksgiving Travel 2020

Photo: Empty highway Thursday, November 26, 2020 is Thanksgiving in the USA, one of the most popular times for domestic travel. This year, due to the COVID19 Pandemic, travel numbers will be much lower, particularly after a CDC advisory to not travel and see family. Questions How does the COVID19 Pandemic change Thanksgiving travel? Are …

The Good Place

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended TV show and podcast: The Good Place, a narrative bullet train and appointment viewing. Season Four BuzzwordsAfterlife – Alexa – Best Version – Chainsaw Bears – Cincinnati – Classic – Compromise – Confidence – Control – Cruelty – Dip – Disco – Door – Drummers – Eternity – Director – …

Just Transitions Toward Sustainable Societies in Asia and the Pacific: Building forward better for our future beyond #COVID19

Photo: European Space Agency, Japanese archipelago Recent Event: ISAP 2020, 12th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific. Theme: “Just Transitions Toward Sustainable Societies in Asia and the Pacific: Building forward better for our future beyond #COVID19”. Hashtag: #ISAP2020 Key Linkshttps://isap.iges.or.jphttps://www.iges.or.jp/en/news/20201009https://isap.iges.or.jp/2020/en/pl3.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/user/IGESjapanhttps://twitter.com/IGES_EN IPCC & IPBES: Bridging International Science, Policy and Implementation In the fields of …

Nevada Reopens

Hashtags Due to the Coronavirus shutdown, Nevada issued a state at home order. Starting in June, the state has begun to reopen. Planeta.com is curating a wide collection of tweets (March-May and June-) documenting how the state and Las Vegas in particular respond to this new situation. Our rolling coverage is dived into the following …