Welcome to the #Twistance

Following up our feature on the Twitterstorm kicked up by Badlands National Park, the hashtag that sums up the week’s viral storm combines Twitter and Resistance in the colorful #Twistance Kudos @StollmeyerEU for the helpful Twistance list curating ‘rogue’ federal science agencies. She’s Twistance 2 with other rogue departments. Those launching the rogue sites share a mission of sharing …

New York City

Photo: New York City Department of Transportation, Wayfinding Launch New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area. Keep an eye on upcoming events and our curated collection of headlines. Some history. The word “Manhattan” has been translated as “island of many hills” from …

Arizona

Photo: Ron Mader, Twin Arrows Arizona borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado and has a 389-mile (626 kilometers) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. The name of the state appears to originate from an earlier Spanish name, Arizonac, derived from the O’odham name alĭ ṣonak, meaning “small …

austin

Austin, Texas Austin is the capital of Texas. The University of Texas (UT) includes a presidential library and important collections of art. PARKS There is a hike-and-bike trail near Town Lake. GROWTH Austin grew by 41% in the 1990s and passed the half-million population mark. TRANSPORTATION There are frequent buses and flights to Texas cities …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Lake Mead NRA, Cottonwood Cove Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most visited national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. Lake Mead was established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. It was then changed to the Lake Mead National …