Lamington National Park

Photo: James Manners Lamington National Park is located on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia. From Southport on the Gold Coast the park is 85 kilometers (53 mi) to the southwest and Brisbane is 110 kilometers (68 mi) north. Lamington National Park is made up of …

Greta Thunberg

Twitter Avatar April 2019 Every time we make a decision we should ask ourselves; how will this decision affect that curve? We should no longer measure our wealth and success in the graph that shows economic growth, but in the curve that shows the emissions of greenhouse gases. We should no longer only ask: “Have …

USA 2020 Election

USA Flag Preview of the 2020 federal election in the USA featuring external links and features September 2019 Debate https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/abc-news-democratic-debate https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/12/democratic-debate-highlights-2019-1493625 Tonight’s Democratic Debate: What Time Is It and How to Watch 5 big questions that will get answered at tonight’s debate https://www.wibc.com/sites/g/files/exi441/f/201909/hndemocraticdebate_2020_bingo.pdf Scholz Garten will host Democratic Debate watch party Thursday night https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/heres-whos-qualified-for-the-third-debate-and-whos-on-the-bubble/ https://www.politico.com/2020-election/candidates-views-on-the-issues/ …

Joshua Tree Links

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center Links related to Joshua Tree National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Night Sky Festival Joshua Tree’s 2019 Night Sky Festival Headlines How a South Pasadena matron used her wits and wealth to create Joshua Tree National Park Camping (Virgin) in Joshua Tree Imperiled by climate change, Joshua …

Desert Oracle Radio

Logo File under “Favorite Podcasts of 2018” Podcast Faves 2018 Direct from Joshua Tree, Desert Oracle Radio – desertoracle.com/radio – is a weekly 30-minute road trip across the Mojave Weirdness/Wilderness. Season 2 started in September 2018. The show airs Fridays, 10pm on z1077 fm and is available as a podcast. New episodes air 2-3 times/month. …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayöök, Clay Rabbits 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome as we edit …

Energy Links

Poster Links related to energy presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @ENERGY @mzjacobson @solarmosaic @cleanenergyNV @RuraliteMag Recommended Listening Science with Jonathan Webb: Generating power from the night sky – What if there were a way to create energy from the night sky? Jeremy Rifkin on the Third Industrial Revolution – Jeremy Rivkin delivers this address …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México Mixteco de San Pedro Tidaá Māori Language Sámi …

Destination 2030

Report cover New publication (August 2019) from the WTTC: wttc.org/publications/2019/destination-2030 Introduction Travel & Tourism is one of the world’s largest economic sectors, creating jobs, driving exports, and generating prosperity across the world. The sector comprises a wide range of industries, from hospitality and transport to visitor attractions, and it incorporates visitors travelling for business and …

Oktoberfest

Buzzwords Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16-day folk festival running from late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Oktoberfest 2019: Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, October 6 Key Links oktoberfest.de Wikipedia: …