Bushfires in Australia (2020)

MyWatch Screenshot @Landgate Looking back at the 2019-2020 bushfires in Australia Currowan blackincbooks.com.au/books/[email protected]_adcock Fire legacies – It’s widely accepted, including by two inquiries, that climate change was a significant factor in the Black Summer fires of 2019/20. But in the response to the fires, and in the opportunities for preparation in the years before, many human, political …

250th Birthday Celebration for Ludwig van Beethoven

Photo: Ben Allen, Birthday celebration 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. We celebrate life and legacy, curate headlines, podcasts, and other resources. Planeta.com is updating our virtual tour of Bonn. Pastoral [email protected]_pastoral Wikipedia: Ludwig van Beethoven, 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827, was a German composer and …

Afghanistan 2021

Map: Wikipedia Rolling coverage of Afghanistan in 2021 Recommended listeningThe Taliban takes Kabul on Late Night Live – The President of Afghanistan has left the country and the speed at which the Taliban has regained control of the country has shocked many, despite the outcome seeming inevitable over the last few weeks. Afghan journalist Bilal …

Heritage Week in Ireland 2021

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week August 14-22, 2021. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek Key Linksheritageweek.ieProjectsFacebook @heritageweek Embedded Tweets About the eventEach year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout Ireland. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of …

World Wetlands Day

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2 to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. Hashtag: #WorldWetlandsDay Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year …

Tokyo 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. The Opening Ceremony will be held Friday, July 23 in Tokyo, starting at 7am ET/4am. PT. The Closing Ceremony is set for …

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 …

Global Biodiversity Outlook 5

Report Cover Launch of Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 – cbd.int/gbo5 Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It is a periodic report that summarizes the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions relevant to the further implementation of the Convention. GBO-5 provides …