Las Vegas

Skyline Las Vegas is the most populous city in the state of Nevada and hosted more than 41 million visitors in 2016. Nearly 2.1 million of Nevada’s 2.8 million residents live in Clark County, which covers the Las Vegas metro area. And we mention these people – locals and visitors – because they (we) are …

Nevada

Nevada (pronounced [ne- vae-da], with a short “a” as in apple) Nevada is a state of bold contrasts: rural landscapes and big cities, extravagant gaming and a movement toward farmers’ markets, local culture, renewable energy and a green building ethos. For those passionate for parks, wilderness, Indigenous cultures, responsible travel and great fun – Nevada. Indigenous …

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 …

Wisconsin

Photo: Courtney Celley/USFWS Midwest, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Wisconsin borders two of the five Great Lakes and four states (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota). Food Known as ‘America’s Dairyland,’ Wisconsin is famous for cheese. The state’s Swiss and German migrants brought recipes for all sorts of smoked meats and cheeses. Specialties include bratwurst. Farmers’ markets …

California

Photo: Boston Public Library, Pioneer’s Cabin. On January 8, 2017 this iconic Sierra redwood fell to the ground. The tree was estimated to be more than 1,000 years old (and still alive) when it fell.  This stereography made sometime between 1850-1880 by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. shows the tree before it was tunneled through. California …

Points of No Return #CRDseminar

The Colorado River District’s popular one-day Annual Water Seminar in Grand Junction, Colorado takes place Friday, September 15 , 9am-330pm at the Two Rivers Convention Center. The theme is “Points of No Return.” Cost of the seminar, which includes lunch, is $30 if pre-registered, $40 at the door. Hashtag: #CRDseminar Keynoting the lunchtime program will be …

US-Mexico Border Art

Photo Artist creates massive portrait installation at US-Mexico border Twitter Moment Artist creates massive portrait installation at US-Mexico border More about the artist https://twitter.com/jrart http://www.jr-art.net Google Maps Headlines https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/arts/design/jr-artist-mexico-border-wall.html

Hawai’i

Photo: Eric Tessmer, Hanauma Bay Hawai’i is the southernmost state in the USA The Hawaiian Archipelago hosts eight national parks, two renowned World Heritage Sites: Papahānaumokuākea, a Marine National Monument and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and an expansive Biosphere Reserve. More park info on the Planeta Wiki. Six major islands: Hawai’i Island, Maui, Lāna’i, Moloka‘i, O’ahu …

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Buzzwords Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Buzzwords 2017 The proposed reduction in budget and staff at the EPA is one of the major changes proposed by the Trump Administration. Key Links http://www.epa.gov @EPA   Planeta.com Planeta.com proposes an in-depth look at the EPA with your help. Our resource guide (this page) to the EPA will be …