Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks

Photo: Grand Canyon In 2018, visitor spending in communities near national parks resulted in a $40.1 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 329,000 jobs. In 2018, 318 million park visitors spent an estimated $20.2 billion in local gateway regions while visiting National Park Service lands across the country. These expenditures supported a total …

Bears Ears Links and Headlines

Buzzwords Rolling coverage of Bears Ears National Monument Headlines https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2018/03/02/interior-department-emails-show-oil-and-coal-played-a-big-role-in-bears-ears-grand-staircase-monument-redraws http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376417-emails-show-oil-was-key-part-of-bears-ears-monument-decision Twitter Moment Trump's decision to shrink Bears Ears monument by 85% was linked to oil concerns Planeta.com Bears Ears National Monument Wild USA Utah National Monument

EPA 2019

Buzzwords Links related to the epa during the Trump administration February 2019 Documents detail multimillion-dollar ties involving EPA official, secretive industry group http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/405736-epa-lost-more-than-1500-workers-in-first-18-months-of-trump August 2018 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/404292-pruitt-aide-wrote-memo-to-absolve-him-in-controversy-over-raises Andrew Wheeler Pruitt Was Friendly To The Energy Industry. His Replacement Was Paid By It. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/06/andrew-wheeler-epa-donald-trump-673046 Scott Pruitt Resignation, July 5, 2018 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/395667-embattled-epa-head-pruitt-resigns https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/05/pruitt-resigns-as-epa-chief-695291 http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/395688-woman-who-told-pruitt-to-resign-at-restaurant-hey-trump-where https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/05/politics/scott-pruitt-epa-resigns/index.html https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/05/why-scott-pruitt-resigned-epa-trump-672035 Scott Pruitt …

Podcast Faves 2018

Poster As we unveil our favorite podcasts of 2018, it is a good time to reflect on the act of listening. Podcasts create a world co-created by the listener. The best programs bring the listener in via comments or Twitter or old-fashioned, landline phone calls. The podcast is not an end to itself but part …

Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year: 2018

Graphic My favorite Word of the Year (#woty) is Australia’s #macqwoty, hosted by Macquarie Dictionary. They make a committee’s choice (a captain’s call) pronouncement of their selection, and they launch a public vote for readers’ favorite. The longlist is a binge-worthy spread of words that for me generate the ah-ha understanding and umphhh-like guttural reactions. …

Buzzword Bingo 2018

Poster: Image: Warming stripes What are your favorite words of 2018? We are curating our annual collection of new words, old classics, and the inbetween, that came to attention/usefulness in 2018. Buzzword Bingo 2018 Bilingual Signs Coddiwomple Deepfake Digital Transformation Dispensary Flexitarian Joy of Missing Out (JOMO) Lifelong Learning Positive Travel Bias Rain Shadow Single-Use …

UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2018

Cover Reading: Emissions Gap Report 2018 New report from UNEP Key Links https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2018 Full report Emissions Gap Report The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference of the Parties in 2015, is to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It …

Christmas 2018

Photo: Henderson Holidays Rolling coverage of Christmas 2018 celebrated around the world: Henderson, Nevada It’s #Christmas in #Henderson at this years #Winterfest… all part of my final three weeks before I leave for #Oaxaca on Jan 2. Maybe I’ll see @ronmader here today… pic.twitter.com/8QKldHiA6X — Dave Millers Mexico (@DMillersMx) December 8, 2018 Mexico City Comienzan …

WOTY 2018

Poster WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. Elsewhere on the Web https://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/blog/article/536/ https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/word-of-the-year-2018-justice https://www.collinsdictionary.com/woty https://www.dictionary.com/e/word-of-the-year https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2018 Previous Year Word of the Year 2017 Planeta.com Word of the Year Language

2018 Native American Day at the Lost City Museum

Poster Kudos Lost City Museum for creating a brick-and-mortar, delicious, face-to-face,and instagrammable coddiwomple. Saturday, December 8 was Native American Day/Holiday Open House. The event featured Native American food, dancers, artists, and crafts people. For sale were jewelry and ceramics, Navajo tacos, and fry bread. There was also a raffle to raise funds for the docents. …