Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWashington Journal: John Hostettler Discusses Immigration Policy and Situation at U.S.-Mexico BorderEnvironmental, Rights Groups Call On Biden To Repair Border Wall Damage, Take Sections Down – FronterasBiden budget ignores borderlands restorationMark Kelly bucks Biden …

Welcome Home

Poster Welcome home = a cordial reception In recognition of World Environment Day, June 5, 2021 we send greetings and kudos to allies at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), celebrating its birthday from Stockholm to Islamabad to Wetumpka, and elsewhere around the globe. Trending hashtags this year include #ForNature and #GenerationRestoration. Indeed, there is …

World Environment Day 2021

Photo: Generation Restoration June 5 We are keen on restorative action and rewilding. June 5 is World Environment Day and we are taking a look at the upcoming tasks for #GenerationRestoration and the UN Decades on 1) Ecosystem Restoration and 2) Indigenous Languages Hashtags: #WorldEnvironmentDay, #GenerationRestoration, #DiaMundialDelMedioAmbiente “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day …

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 …

Local Travel

Buzzwords Local Travel = Travel within one’s own neighborhood or region; Travel with someone in their own neighborhood or region Also see: local, travel Travel and tourism impact local communities, sometimes been officially, sometimes in a negative fashion. The concept of local travel is interpreted differently by various age groups and nationalities so we need …

Nevada Reopens

Hashtags Due to the Coronavirus shutdown, Nevada issued a state at home order in March 2020. Slowly reopening, the state expanded capacity to 80% in May and 100% in June. Planeta.com is curating a wide collection of tweets (March-May and June 2020-May 2021) documenting how the state and Las Vegas in particular responded to this …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares).  Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

How to save tourism from itself

Quotable New video from Doug Lansky about the pitfalls of unbalanced tourism: How to save tourism from itself. The talk was recorded at a TEDx event in Stockholm, Sweden. “Tourism is travel without a purpose.” Time stamps05:24 Unbalanced tourism11:00 Hunting and gathering has evolved to dining and shopping14:00 Flygskam17:30 Why not be part of the …

July 20 and looking up at the moon

Photo: NASA, Flag deployment Celebrating July 20, the anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Out of this world heritage sites! Things we learned: The average age in Mission Control was 27. ‘Software‘ was created as a word. Key LinksApollo 11 – NASA FlickrProject Apollo Archive Recommended Listening 13 Minutes to the Moon – BBCHoneysuckle Creek …