Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today the …

Consumer Electronics Show #CES2018

Buzzwords Las Vegas’ largest convention is the Consumer Electronic Show which takes place this week, January 9-12. Hashtag: #CES2018 Official spin: “CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global …

Migration

Buzzwords Migration = Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions; Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another. Fast Facts via the FAO Fast Facts In 2015, there were 244 million international migrants, 40% more than in 2000. People who move within national borders were estimated at 763 million in …

#SmartCities

Cities are getting smarter. Hashtag: #smartcities CES 2018 Las Vegas – CES Smart Cities represents the entire connected ecosystem that brings together the technologies, solutions, players and audiences in the smart city sector including: IoT, 5G Connectivity, Transportation and Smart Automotive, Energy and Utilities, Health and Public Safety, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. https://www.ces.tech/Topics/Internet-of-Things-(IoT)/Smart-Cities.aspx Embedded …

Petrichor

Nature Buzzwords Petrichor = The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell The term was coined in 1964 by two CSIRO researchers, Isabel Joy Bear (Australian) and Roderick G. Thomas (British), for an article in the journal Nature. The word is constructed from Greek, petra, meaning “stone”, + ichor, the fluid that flows in …

Mazahua

For fans of Indigenous Languages, hashtag:  #LenguaIndígena Lessons in Mazahua taught by Alejandro Pérez Blancas are available online from Soundcloud with accompanying texts on the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI) website. Wikipedia: The Mazahua language is an indigenous language of Mexico, spoken in the country’s central states by the ethnic group that …

Restoration of the Wixárika Worldview

New on the INAH YouTube Channel The Nierika painting attributed to the shaman artist José Benítez Sánchez (1938-2009), shows colorful and symmetrical elements that are part of the wixárika worldview, such as the double-headed snake, deer, corn cobs, geometrical figures and fitomorphs. The restoration is being done by the professors and students of the Seminar …

Dry Streak

Buzzwords Dry Streak = Number of days without rainfall Spotlight on Las Vegas with its record-breaking dry streak from September 13, 2017 to January 8, 2018. 🙋 "So you're saying there's a chance?"👨‍🔬 "Yep." SUMMARYHigh pressure that has kept us dry & mild for quite some time will finally begin to break down this weekend. …

Spotlight on Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group #IUCNTourism

400+ professionals are members of the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) Group, part of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). The priorities of the TAPAS group are to contribute to the work of the IUCN and WCPA to: (1) conserve biodiversity, (2) generate knowledge, (3) build awareness and (4) improve governance and equity. The …

Civil Discourse

Buzzwords Civil discourse = Conversation intended to enhance understanding Requests Show examples of civil discourse Translating: Civil Discourse (additions and corrections requested, Google translated in this first attempt!) Spanish: Discurso civil German: Bürgerlicher Diskurs Māori: Kaupapa Akeha Planeta.com Where is the conversation? Responsible Travel Week #rtweek18