Great Lakes

Photo: NASA Goddard, Great Lakes The Great Lakes (French: les Grands-Lacs) are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River. They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. – …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. State Parks 3.5 million people …

Border Wall

Photo: Nogales, 2014 For all of the talk of a supersized wall on the USA/Mexico border, few people from either country have visited the region. The wall is stuff of stories, true and mythical. On this page we curate some of the recent headlines and plot our next trip to the region. Headlines Trump’s Border …

Austin, Texas

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Barton Springs Austin is the capital of Texas. Population in the city limits approximately 950,000, over 2 million in the metro area; currently 11th largest city in the USA; about 3% growth rate annually. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/vm5kCiRhVuzqNkSd7 University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas (UT) includes a presidential library and …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a chronological, then somewhat random fashion: Twitter @sandradibble @nogalesnews @borderzine @borderreporter @NADB_BDAN @ScubedStudio @RioGGuardian @BorderReportcom Headlines Lawmakers tour migrant camp, call wait-in-Mexico policy ‘morally unjust’ – Border Report I went with 17 congressional Democrats who toured migrant camp …

Sam Boyd Stadium

Photo: Rugby Sevens Welcome to the old Silver Dome, the Sam Boyd Stadium. Key Links samboydstadium.com Background Sam Boyd Stadium seats 35,500 people. The venue is named for entrepreneur Sam Boyd, who helped build the hotel and casino industries in the Las Vegas area. With an uncertain long-term future, the venue has hosted UNLV Football, …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. New Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks Trust for Public Land National Parks and Monuments Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National …

Memphis, Tennessee

Postcard Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee and the 25th-largest city in the United States in terms of population. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/eJwSk2iUgWA8HbpR7 Mississippi River The Memphis Riverfront stretches along the Mississippi River from the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park in the north, to the T. O. Fuller State Park in the south. The River Walk …

Nebraska Links

Nebraska flag Linked related to Nebraska presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines UNK Study: Economic impact of Sandhill cranes in central Nebraska is $14.3M Ecotourism Welcome to the Great Plains! One of the Center’s biggest projects is ecotourism. Often disparaged as “fly-over” country, the Great Plains is, in fact, filled with biodiversity, critical habitats, and …