Solar Energy

Energy Bingo Solar energy is electromagnetic radiation from the sun, primarily light and heat that is captured using an array of developing technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaic cells, solar thermal arrays and artificial photosynthesis. Headlines https://boingboing.net/2017/11/17/worlds-cheapest-electricity.html https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/energy-and-environment/2017/8/9/16089636/solar-eclipse-2017-solar-energy https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-solar-eclipse-vs-solar-electricity/amp/ https://cleantechnica.com/2017/07/20/china-adds-record-24-4-gw-new-solar-first-half-2017/ https://www.inverse.com/article/34239-how-many-solar-panels-to-power-the-usa Why utilities and environmentalists are teaming up against the solar industry – @Sammy_Roth http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2015/12/08/woodland-rejects-solar-farm …

Wild Colombia

Planeta.com is launching this brand new guide to Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Apps: Inaturalist https://www.inaturalist.org Parks http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co – @ParquesColombia http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/ecoturismo http://insituradio.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://mapas.parquesnacionales.gov.co:9090/visor_parques http://www.colombia.travel/en/international-tourist/sightseeing-what-to-do/nature/natural-parks http://www.icanh.gov.co/index.php?idcategoria=6214 Biodiversity Este no es un inventario: Estado y tendencias de la biodiversidad continental colombiana – …

Russia

Photo: Alex Polezhaev, Fuel Station Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the USA (by the Bering Strait). Photos …

Tent City

Buzzwords Tent City = a large collection of tents, typically one forming temporary or makeshift accommodations for refugees or homeless people. Headlines https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/06/photos-a-tent-city-for-detained-children-in-texas/563147 https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/17/texas-beto-orourke-tent-city-tornillo-immigration https://www.statesman.com/news/local/city-council-members-plan-visit-tornillo-tent-city-thursday/1f77lwHP6KfBxqqwaOmkqI/ Planeta.com USA: Immigration Policy Change USA 2018 Migration

Guelaguetza 2018

Poster: Guelaguetza 2018 This year the #Guelaguetza is going to get you … online. Este año la #Guelaguetza va a conseguir que estés en línea. Hashtag: #Guelaguetza2018 Guelaguetza is performed four times – twice on Monday the 23 and again on Monday 30, 8am-noon Vegas time, 10am-2pm Oaxaca and from 3-7pm Vegas time and 5-9pm …

Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Three Square Food Bank presents Las Vegas Restaurant Week June 18-29. The event celebrates dining out for a cause. Hashtag: #LVRW Make reservations at award-winning restaurants and local eateries you have always wanted to try, and your meal could provide up to 18 meals to hungry people in the community. A portion of proceeds from …

Project Enchilada (Las Vegas)

For fans of downtown Las Vegas July 2018 announcement of the City of Las Vegas’ Project Enchilada which seeks public-private collaboration to enhance the area from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street. The project aims to bring more energy, redevelopment and new commerce. Included are many of the recommendations set forth in the 2016 Downtown …

Egypt to host Biodiversity #COP14

Poster Announcement: Egypt will be the host country for the 14th Biodiversity COP, hashtag #COP14, November 11-29 2018. Key Links http://www.cbd.int https://www.facebook.com/UNBiodiversity https://twitter.com/CristianaPascaP https://twitter.com/UNBiodiversity Conference Links https://www.cbd.int/meetings/COP-14 Agenda (PDF) Annotated Agenda (PDF) Report – Adhoc Report – Subsidiary Questions for #COP14 How will #COP14 be different from #COP13?Will the conference have livestreaming and recorded video? …

El Foco

Recommended Viewing Mexico City – Friends recommend watching El Foco, a walking tour of the streets, neighborhoods, legends and historical sites in Mexico City led by Hector de Mauleon (@hdemauleon) and Viveka Duncan (@VekaDuncan). Appointment television for the lucky, the program airs Sundays, 530pm on @adn40mx. Later on episodes are uploaded to YouTube. Key Links …

Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

Photo: NPS Among the highlights of 2018, Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove reopens to the public. Plan your visit! News: The Mariposa Grove restoration project will restore the grove’s dynamic ecology and increase its resilience. Visitors to the Mariposa Grove will notice: A consolidated parking area and information station at South Entrance Many of the …