Mexico USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive (Some rights reserved) EssayWe need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. There will be much-needed updates to the national parks and borderland jewels Big Bend National …

What is responsible travel?

Roofdog (Some rights reserved) Responsible travel = While tourism marketing campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — travelers are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. Game show prize winners are not rewarded with trip to someone’s home, but glamorous destinations. Locations beyond the immediate horizon are mysteries or memories for the individual. The …

Kumoontun

Photo: Marco introduces Kumoontun (Used with permission) Oaxaca, Mexico – Kumoontun is the Ayöök (Mixe) word for tequio or collective work. This initiative promotes research, awareness, and reflection on what happens in Ayöök community life. One of our Twitter Faves and a spotlight feature for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. Key [email protected] Avances Pixk …

Influencer

Roofdog (Some rights reserved) Influencer = Someone who influences Translating: What is an influencer?Spanish: ¿Qué es un(a) influencer? OverheardSiempre está subiendo fotos de su comida y cosas así como si fuera influencer. (S/he’s always uploading photos of his food and stuff like s/he’s an influencer.) HeadlinesInside the complicated world of the travel influencer – CNN …

Periodic Table

Lingo Cards 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 ShowThe Fascinating …

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 …

Earthstrong 2019

Graphic February 6, 2019 celebrate Bob Marley’s 74th earthstrong (birthday). Public activities take place at the Bob Marley Museum from 10am-10pm in Jamaica. Some of the party is streamed live online. Partners and sponsors: Digicel, Starlight Productions, Wisynco, Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica, AV Concepts, Pure National Ice, Viking Productions, Jamaica Observer, Irie fm, and …

Climate COP 25

Postcard: Madrid 2019’s Climate COP 25 took place December 2-13 in Madrid, Spain. Hashtags: #COP25 #ClimateChange #ClimateVoter #TimeForAction This page links to the headlines, key links, analysis, and embedded tweets from Cop25. As with Planeta.com coverage of other events, we look at the substance and the format, asking how to engage locals and remote participants. …

Brexit 2019

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 2019 news about Brexit HeadlinesWhat just happened? (January 29) February MarchBrexit march: Hundreds of thousands join referendum protest AugustBoris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament – BBCBrexit shock as UK PM asks Queen to suspend Parliament SeptemberUK Parliament seizes control in an attempt to avert no-deal Brexit OctoberBoris Johnson calls …