Turning the Tide: Water in the Desert

Photo: Ron Mader, Historic Fifth Street School Announcing the September panel discussions, part of Building Las Vegas an initiative launched by UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Panel discussions take place at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 South 4th Street in Downtown Las Vegas. These events are free and open to the public. RSVP to attend. Hashtag: #BuildingLasVegas On Thursday, …

Chile Hosts International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4

Chile will host the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC4, which will be held in La Serena – Coquimbo September 4-8, 2017. Hashtag: #IMPAC4 The organizers are launching the official IMPAC4 Chile website that will provide the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) community, the basic information about the congress. The transdisciplinary nature of topics related to …

Gastronomic heritage and traditional cuisine of Tlalpan

Photo: Cuicuilco Mmmm, caldo Tlalpeño! Part of the seminar series “Cocinas en México, procesos biosociales, históricos y reproducción cultural” explores the Gastronomic heritage and traditional cuisine of Tlalpan (Patrimonio gastronómico o cocina tradicional en Tlapan) Speakers Gerardo Mora Jiménez / CCC de la Ciudad de México Esther Gallardo González / DEAS – INAH YouTube Flickr Facebook …

Woodrow Wilson Center Hosts Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Washington, DC – Less than one year from Mexico’s presidential election, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue welcome the former head of government of Mexico City and three-time candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador for an open and frank discussion of his policy proposals and his view on domestic and foreign challenges facing …

Easter Island’s New Protected Marine Area

Photo: MMAChile News from Chile’s environmental ministry: In a historic vote, Rapa Nui approved the creation of 700,000 km2 protected marine area in Easter Island. The announcement was made during the innaugural day of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4. Due to their isolation and little connection with other islands, Easter Island’s coral ecosystems have …

Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation in Australia

Recommended Reading The Australian Committee for IUCN (ACIUCN) and its partners are pleased to present the new publication Maintaining Australia’s Natural Wealth: Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation. This new statement recognizes that with the environment continues to face critical threats. There is an urgent need to reprioritize broad, long-term, multi-partisan support for the protection of our environment …

Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism in Norway

Peter Prokosch has shared news about the new report about tourism in Norway. Download and read:Tourism Road Map Norway or the Norwegian version: veikart-endelig on the Linking Tourism and Conservation website. Ten tourism- and conservation related organisations presented at Arendalsuka a Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism in Norway. Although the roadmap makes so far no reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world …

Future transit in southern Nevada

Livestreaming, On Board – Your Future Transportation Plan hosted by Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. RTC will provide a new date and time. Hashtag: #RTCSNV The conversation will explore southern Nevada’s plan for future transit and introduce the website OnBoardSNV.com This visionary plan will identify how enhancements to the current bus system, new high capacity transit services …

Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland

Photo: Nadia Prigoda-Lee, Doonagor Castle Recommended viewing from the Library of Congress: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin discussed his book, “Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape.” Speaker Biography: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is a leading authority in Irish traditional music, history, memory and diaspora research. He is a prolific writer, speaker and performer. A five-time All …