Northern Sustainable Development Forum 2019

Poster Yakutsk, Russia – The Northern Sustainable Development Forum takes place September 24-28. Hashtag: (?). Key Links https://www.facebook.com/nsdf.ru https://www.northernforum.org/en/news/533-northern-sustainable-development-forum https://www.ltandc.org/event/northern-sustainable-development-forum-ecotourism-and-protected-area-roundtable-yakutsk-siberia/ https://www.ltandc.org/event/northern-forum-conference-in-yakutzk/?instance_id=199 Questions What hashtags are relevant to the event? Will the forum have live and recorded video? Are any presentations or referenced publications / resources online? How can remote participants pay attention to the forum? What …

Hong Kong

Photo: Ron Reiring, Hong Kong Hong Kong is a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China located on China’s south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. Headlines https://qz.com/1645298/photos-what-hong-kongs-protesters-want-now/ hong-kong-drone-movie-footage-mariana-bisti-high-rise-buildings Rugby Sevens https://hksevens.com Wikipedia Hong Kong Planeta.com Hong Kong Links China Cities

Wild Russia

Photo: NASA Goddard, Lena River Delta Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Russia. This page collects relevant links and resources related to parks, reserves, world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Natural World The birch tree is the national tree of Russia. News http://en.itar-tass.com – @itartass_en https://www.facebook.com/itartass.eng Parks and Biosphere Reserves http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/biosphere-reserves/europe-north-america/russian-federation/russian-biosphere-reserves-posters Tourism …

Exploring Mount Everest

Photo: Andrew Purdam, Trekker’s classic view from Kala Patthar Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the center of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Headlines Everest through the eyes of a Sherpa: …

Tiananmen 1989

China Flag Remembering the 1989 protests in China Headlines Tiananmen Square 30th anniversary: How China erased iconic ‘tank man’ image for young people https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/memories-of-tiananmen-square Videos Wikipedia 1989_Tiananmen_Square_protests Tiananmen_Square Planeta.com China China Links

Rugby World Cup 2019

Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup September 20 – November 2. The final will take place in Yokohama. Hashtag: #RWC2019 Key Links https://www.rugbyworldcup.com https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/qualifying http://www.worldrugby.org/news/245438 http://www.worldrugby.org/news/206713 Headlines Japan is warned of a Rugby World Cup beer shortage how-can-world-rugby-make-the-2019-rugby-world-cup-even-more-exciting http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/119391 No plan B for RWC2019 Background The Rugby World Cup is widely acknowledged as the …

China Links

China Flag Links related to China presented in somewhat random fashion: The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu) https://deadline.com/2019/02/chinese-new-year-box-office-2019-records-crazy-alien-wandering-earth-pegasus-new-king-of-comedy-peppa-pig-1202549958/amp https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/wandering-earth-director-making-chinas-first-sci-fi-blockbuster-1187681 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/heat-vision/chinese-sci-fi-movie-wandering-earth-get-us-release-1181473 https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/2/9/18218479/the-wandering-earth-review-film-china-first-science-fiction-blockbuster-cixin-liu-gravity-the-core #WanderingEarth is now playing at AMC Theatres! Experience this Chinese sci-fi film based on a short story by Liu Cixin. https://t.co/I8BWKDBPEq pic.twitter.com/DykXlrI6rr — AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) February 15, 2019 Time Current time in …

Russia

Photo: Alex Polezhaev, Fuel Station Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the USA (by the Bering Strait). Photos …

Sri Lanka

Photo: Royston Rascals, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest across the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait and the Maldives to the southwest. …

Pushcar, Rajasthan, India

Photo: Emma and Kunley, Camels Pushkar (Hindi: पुष्कर) is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Headlines Saving Pushkar’s historic camels – Horizon Travel Press – Outbounding Tourism Portals tourism.rajasthan.gov.in Wikipedia Pushkar Planeta.com India