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: HeadlinesIn photos: Life along the U.S.-Mexico borderBiden to nominate progressive Tucson police chief to lead border agencyCoyotes reveal their secrets on how they cross the U.S.-Mexico borderPerspective: The U.S. shut the border. We made …

National Library Week 2021

Photo: Looking up Dr Space Junk at the Paseo Verde Library April 4-10 is National Library Week in the USA. Hashtags: #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesTransform. Launched in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association – ala.org -and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries – school, public, …

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 …

2021 Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Logo The 2020/2021 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad is an international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place  July 23 – August 8 in Tokyo, Japan. Key Linksolympic.org/[email protected] tokyo2020.org HeadlinesTokyo Olympics “Focused on Hosting” Amid Cancellation TalkTick-Tock: The Tokyo Olympics hit the 200-days-to-go mark Embedded Tweets Official Spin …

Amtrak 2021

Image: Proposed Upgrades to Amtrack Spotlight on US train service Amtrak – amtrak.com Media Release: This afternoon, President Biden released his American Jobs Plan, including plans for infrastructure investment, economic recovery, climate change, and social equity, and $80 billion designated specifically for rail. Amtrak’s vision to grow rail service and connect new city pairs across …

The Plan For The Future of Nature Tourism in Tasmania Should Say WHAT?

Posters Upcoming Webinar: March 31, 6pm Hobart/Midnight Pacific – The Plan For The Future of Nature Tourism in Tasmania Should Say WHAT? Wilderness Society Tasmania: Tasmanian tourism’s T21-T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan commits the island to being “a global leader in responsible and sustainable tourism” and “being more deliberate” in “more deliberate in its agenda …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS HistoryOn April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia, …

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 …

Bark in the Park 2021

Poster What’s on the calendar? In March Henderson, Nevada hosts an annual celebration of all things dog-related called Bark in the Park. In 2021 the event changes from a single location to multiple pop-ups, err paw-pups, at different parks. Hashtag: #barkintheparkhenderson Caricaturist Celstia Ward (@CelestiaWard) on Sundays! Key [email protected] March 20 Equestrian Park South and …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Photo: Salmon (Arial Playas) March 19 is Artisan Day (Día del Artesano). The date is the feast day of Saint Joseph, the human father of Jesus and a carpenter by trade. Oaxaca Spotlight Planeta.com and the Facebook Group Oaxaca Markets (Mercados de Oaxaca) showcase favorite folk art and folk artists. We call for more photos …