Natural World 04.2017

Photo of Mato Tipila from American Backroom Snapshots from the natural world, April 2017 Kudos and please follow @JoshuaTreeNPS @NPCA  @jones_ann @WUParks @CONANP_mx @LuisNMonteiro @modernhiker @BioDivLibrary @AlisonBallance @Park_People @RichardMcLellan @patagonia @OhridSOS Planeta.com Biodiversity Climate Parks   Twitter Moment Natural World 04.2017

Oaxaca’s 485th Anniversary

Oaxaca City celebrates its 485th anniversary, hosting the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales. Celebrations include calendas on Monday afternoon. History Oaxaca’s name comes from a mangled version of the Aztec settlement Huaxyacac (“place of gourds”). Occupying the area as early as 1521, the Spanish established their new settlement in 1529. Oaxaca was first called Antequera after …

A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Blessing Los tesoros son la gente. The treasures are the people. April 24-25 Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca (First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of Oaxaca) Oaxaca City’s Plaza de la Danza hosted the First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of the Oaxaca (Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca). More than 50 cooks from …

Mexico City Hosts World’s Largest Bicycle Party #fmb6

Mexico City hosts the sixth World Bike Forum, April 19-23. Hashtag: #fmb6; Twitter: @WorldBikeForum; Website: fmb6.net In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious … travel. In 2017 we celebrate the Sustainable Tourism for Development universe by asking readers, what are the good cycling experiences? …

Ecuador Election

The April 2 election in Ecuador pit conservative banker Guillermo Lasso and ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno, who appears to have won by a narrow margin. The winner will be sworn in to a four-year term in May. Contextual info and relevant headlines on the Planeta wiki. Key Links http://www.presidencia.gob.ec ⚡️ “Ecuador Elections” Ecuador Elections Ecuador on …

Changing Climate, April 2017

On April 2, I participated in a radio convo about climate change online Vegas Observations, http://kdwn.com. The show is being re-web/broadcast today at noon. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 28 that, among other things, rescinds environmental regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions by 32% by 2030. The “Executive Order on …

Open Education Week 2017

Poster March 27-31 Open Education Week – @openeducationwk #openeducationwk Sustainable, responsible, conscious, eco travel ought to be at the center of a worldwide revolution. But to be effective, we need to learn how to make the most of the movement toward open education and open access. Open Education Week – https://www.openeducationweek.org – takes place March 27-31. Events …

Bark in the Park 2017

Poster March 4 Bark in the Park,10am-2pm, Cornerstone Park Henderson, Nevada hosted the 14th annual Bark In the Park, a celebration of our canine friends with dozens of informational and vendor booths and lots of beautiful dogs needing forever homes.  Facebook event page It’s a refreshing change of pace for dog lovers, with plenty of …

Red Rock Canyon 2017

February 22, 2017 The Clark County commission voted 5-2 to recognize Gypsum Resources’ 2011 concept plan for 5,000-home development at the edge of the park. Video YouTube Embedded Tweets Heather Fisher, CEO of Red Rock, speaking on behalf of 45,000 supporters to #KeepRedRockRural pic.twitter.com/1ApjZ1EcrH — Save Red Rock (@SaveRedRock) February 22, 2017 Red Rock Canyon …