December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13

10 days until the start of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (#COP13). Of note: December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13 (Mainstreaming Biodiversity) @RioPavilion #RioPavilion Background The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) will be held in Cancún, Mexico, December 4-17, …

World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy (Foro Mundial de la Gastronomía Mexicana) #fmgm16

Are you passionate about Mexican food? You’re in luck this week. The Fourth World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy will be held from November 24 to 27 at the National Arts Center (Cenart) in Mexico City. Hashtag: #fmgm16 You can check the program at: http://www.ccgm.mx/fmgm/programa Remote participants can watch videos live from the Teatro de las Artes Archived …

Enhancing Interaction: New Zealand’s National Digital Forum

New Zealand’s National Digital Forum kicks off today at 9am (local time) at Te Papa in Wellington. For remote participants, livestreaming video is available online http://ndf.org.nz/ndf-live-stream Hashtags: #NDF2016 #NDFNZ For full details of the programme, download the conference app, or download the full conference programme in PDF format to review all session abstracts and bios. Technology events in New …

Lessons from #COP22

As the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) comes an end, it’s a good time to ask if there are ways to improve the UN’s Climate Change Conferences. Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University of Bangladesh, proposes a radical re-think of the purpose …

Lifeways of the Southern Paiutes

Tonight – Thursday, November 17 at 6pm –  Clark County Wetlands Park presents an evening lecture titled “Lifeways of the Southern Paiutes” about the rich cultural history of the Southern Paiute tribes of Southern Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Speakers Shanandoah and Greg Anderson will share insight about many aspects of the Southern Paiute people’s life …

2016 Native American Day at the Lost City Museum

Poster Overton, Nevada – Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November and mark your calendar: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10am-4pm Nevada’s Lost City Museum celebrates Native American Day featuring Native American dancers, food and demonstrations. The fun is behind the museum near the pueblos. It is all included with the admission to the museum. As usual, …

USA 2016

Graphic On November 8, 2016 citizens of the United States of America voted for the next President … and we had front-row seats. The following is our disordered curation of timely features, tweets and video. 2018 Headlines https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-trumps-legitimacy-at-risk/ http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-heffernan-trump-illegitimate-20180728-story.html https://qz.com/1126434/i-tweeted-for-hillary-clinton-for-a-year-and-a-half-and-heres-what-i-learned/ 2017 Headlines https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/26/facebook-google-twitter-trump-244191 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10584609.2017.1364814 https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-comey-letter-probably-cost-clinton-the-election Weeks later https://paw.princeton.edu/article/conversation-what-just-happened http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-reddit-talked-about-the-2016-presidential-campaign-from-basket-of-deplorables-to-yuge https://medium.com/@lessig/what-democrats-should-learn-from-2016-6cc2248915bf https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/us/oklahoma-newspaper-hillary-clinton-endorsement.html?action=click&contentCollection=The%20Upshot®ion=Footer&module=WhatsNext&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&moduleDetail=undefined&pgtype=Multimedia&referer=http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/upshot/nfl-playoff-simulator-every-teams-playoff-picture.html http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/michigan-hillary-clinton-trump-232547?platform=hootsuite http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/13/the-last-chance-to-stop-trump-hamilton-electors-grand-compromise.html?via=twitter_page http://election.princeton.edu/2016/12/10/the-comey-effect …

Time for Action at #COP22

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP22, is being held in Marrakesh, Morocco November 7-18, 2016. This will be the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Of special interest this year is the side event focusing on tourism and climate …