15th Biodiversity COP (2021-2022)

Artwork Montreal, Canada hosts a hybrid event, the 15th Biodiversity COP – cbd.int/meetings/COP-15 – December 5-17 with the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.” Delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hashtags: #COP15, #SBSTTA, #Post2020 The first part of the meetings took place virtually from October 11-15, 2021, with the …

Coronavirus, aka COVID19

Image: Covid19/Coronavirus Bingo Card #12 (Some rights reserved) 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 key links, headlines, and other resources of the latest Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, characterized by the World Health Organization as …

Las Vegas DIY Water Tour

Poster One of the most interesting case studies in H20 conservation, recreation, and management, is Las Vegas. Planeta.com’s Las Vegas DIY Water Tour, includes a historical and contemporary view of the wet spots in the Mojave Desert and the waterways of southern Nevada including Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River beaches, and less frequently visited …

Climate COP 26

Photo: Euphbass, Noctilucent Clouds Over Glasgow (2011) (Some rights reserved) Wrapping up, the UN’s Climate COP 26 took place in Glasgow, Scotland, October 31-November 12. Hashtags: #COP26 #TimeForAction The Planeta.com event page features key links, headlines, analysis, videos, and tweets (check out the Twitter Moment we have curated). As with coverage of other international events, …

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 …

USA 2020 Election

Photo: Ballot drop off (Some rights reserved) Rolling coverage of the 2020 federal election in the USA featuring external links and features. This is not meant to be comprehensive, but the best we can do as interested participants. This page focuses on headlines as a timeline. We also review the election by candidates and topics. …

ITB 2020

Screenshot The March 4-8, 2020 ITB Berlin Convention has been cancelled. News release: “Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled.” Hashtags: #whatwewantedtosayatITB, #ITB2020, and #itbberlin Next ITB event: March 10-14, 2021. Meanwhile, …

Impeachments of Donald Trump

Photo: NASA, US Capitol Rolling coverage of the impeachments of Donald Trump: February 2021The Senate has acquitted Trump of inciting an insurrectionLive updates: Day 1 of Trump’s second impeachment trial January 2021Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers April 2020Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint – Politico Comicshttps://boingboing.net/2020/02/12/a-calvinesque-and-hobbesian-lo-9.html February 5https://www.npr.org/2020/02/05/801429948/not-guilty-trump-acquitted-on-2-articles-of-impeachment-as-historic-trial-closes https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/05/trump-impeachment-vote-110805 January 31 …