Bill Bryson

Photo: Elf Owl Recommended reading / listening: Bill Bryson New Titles The Body: A Guide for Occupants Amazon.com BBC Book of the Week. Bill Bryson reads from his fascinating, witty and often surprising journey around the human body. series m000935g Omnibus Key Links penguin.co.uk Embedded Tweets "The brain is the most extraordinary thing in the …

Baseball Links

Photo: Wizards Links related to baseball in somewhat random order: Wikipedia Watch Walk-off home run Walk-up Song https://medium.com/all-things-picardy/a-brief-history-of-the-baseball-walk-up-song-f05d82b541fc Headlines https://deadspin.com/whats-the-matter-with-baseball-1837585854 Why No One Watches Baseball Anymore – The Nation – @EdgeofSports Are there only 18 minutes of action in a baseball game? https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/take-this-cheat-sheet-to-the-ballpark-to-decide-when-to-leave http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24049347/mlb-hitters-explain-why-just-beat-shift yankees-are-the-worst https://www.thenation.com/article/viva-baseball-the-latino-pageantry-of-the-mlbs-2017-all-star-game Here’s what’s behind each PCL team nickname https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/mexican-baseball-is-finally-eliminating-one-of-the-worst-unwritten-rules-in-sports https://sports.vice.com/en_us/highlight/the-associated-press-originally-reported-that-yogi-bear-died-at-age-90 …

Acoma Sky City

Photo: Ceramics for sale The oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States is Acoma Sky City, home to the Pueblo of Acoma. Residents provide tours of the settlement on the 367-foot tall mesa, about 20 miles south of Interstate 40 and half-way between Albuquerque and Gallup. The Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum …

Ecotourism Links

Photo: Zion Links related to ecotourism presented in somewhat random fashion: Definitions Ecotourism is defined by its lack of definition. There is no consensus, no brand. As there has been no agreement on a standard definition, the important question is … does that matter? Ecotourism is overreaching at its finest and calls upon inter-sectoral alliances …

Invest in Nature (2019)

Poster The World Bank brings together industry, government, and environmental leaders to invest in nature. Even better, it livestreams the conversation, Invest in Nature, October 17, 2-3:15pm Eastern. Kudos to the organizers for livestreaming this talk and answering viewers’ questions. Hashtag: #InvestInNature Key Links uncovering-hidden-value-biodiversity upcoming events @WorldBank @WorldBankLive @wbg_environment @IPBES Questions How have World …

Catherine Mack

Photo: On green ground Elsewhere on the Web Catherine Mack is a freelance travel writer specialising in responsible travel. She graduated with a Masters degree in Responsible Tourism Management in 2007. Her Masters research project was a detailed study of the UK travel media, analysing the role travel journalists have in making tourism more sustainable. …

World Food Day 2019

Poster October 16 is World Food Day. This year’s theme motto: Healthy diets for a zero hunger world Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public. Hashtags: #WFD2019, #ZeroHunger, #WorldFoodDay Key Links fao.org/world-food-day Communication Toolkit World Food Day Challenge Planeta.com celebrates World Food Day each year. We …

National Fossil Day

Poster National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. In 2019 National Fossil Day takes place October 16 in the USA. Hashtag: #NationalFossilDay Key Links nps.gov Facebook @NatlFossilDay 2019 2019: Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of National Fossil Day! …

Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya)

Photo: Flowcomm Victoria Falls (Lozi: Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders”) is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Photos Background On either side of the Zambezi River in southern Zambia and northwestern Zimbabwe. Mosi-oaTunya National Park follows the left bank between the Sinde River and the …

Sustainable Tourism: Global Challenges and Discovering Russia

Poster The 2nd International Conference “Sustainable Tourism: Global Challenges and Discovering Russia” will take place at the Rosa Khutor mountain resort on October 16-19, 2019. The first conference, held in the fall of 2018, sparked a great deal of interest and drew the attention of the professional community worldwide, including managers of special protected natural …