Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon”. Key Links nps.gov/zion Facebook @ZionNPS Flickr Zion National Park …

Niagara Falls

Photo: Ken Lund, Maid of the Mist Wikipedia: Niagara Falls is three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. Elsewhere on the Web https://www.niagarafallsusa.com https://www.niagarafallstourism.com niagarafallsupclose.com niagara-power-vista Photos Artwork Wikipedia Niagara Falls Planeta.com USA …

Chesapeake Bay

Postcards: Chesapeake Bay Bridge, linking western and eastern shores of Maryland Chesapeake Bay, an estuary in Virginia and Maryland. Headlines Researchers study largest impact crater in the US, buried for 35 million years Elsewhere on the Web nps.gov/chba/index.htm chesapeakebay.net visitmaryland.org/places-to-go/chesapeake-bay virginia.org/regions/ChesapeakeBay App – FWS Fort McHenry National Monument Photos Wikipedia Chesapeake Bay Planeta.com Estuary Virginia …

Endangered Species Act

Buzzwords Proposed rule (download): “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) propose to revise portions of our regulations that implement section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The proposed revisions to the regulations clarify, interpret, and implement portions of the Act concerning the …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive Essay We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. In 2019 look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange an old-school roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. …

Las Vegas Raiders

Modified Logo Coming to Las Vegas … the NFL team Raiders Videos Live Web Cam 2019 https://www.raiders.com/news/raiders-to-announce-nfl-draft-day-3-selections-from-las-vegas-stadium-constructi The @FOX5Vegas drone is giving you a look from this morning at the @LasVegasStadium..home of the Las Vegas Raiders, @unlvfootball, & many major events. Beautiful weather today..light breezes with some 103º heat in the afternoon. The Stadium is …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Paint Restoration in Process Quotes Most people don’t know how beautiful the land is around Las Vegas, so I hope this inspires them to explore the city’s nature. – Ugo Rondinone Essay Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven …

Mauna Kea

Photo: Eric Tessmer, Winter Snow on Mauna Kea Cinder Cones Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. Its peak is 4,207.3 meters (13,796 feet) above sea level, making it the highest point in the Pacific Ocean. Embedded Tweets Kanaka Maoli and their allies are entering their fifth week of demonstrations to …

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Poster, 98th Iteration Gallup, New Mexico – Created in 1921, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is the longest-running, Native American Art Show in the country. The event features parades, dances, demonstrations, native foods, rodeos, pow-wow, song and dance, pageants, and folk art. 2019 dates: August 2-11. Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is the most populous city between …

Toni Morrison

Photo: West Point Wikipedia: Chloe Anthony Wofford “Toni” Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Key Links https://www.tonimorrisonsociety.org Headlines Celebrities …