Natural Areas Association

Elsewhere on the Web The Natural Areas Association – https://www.naturalareas.org – is the only national, non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the support and advancement of the community of natural areas professionals. The association envisions a world where science-based conservation is the bedrock of protecting the beauty and wonder of nature. Members work to …

Next 100 Coalition

Vision Document (2018) Our Public Lands An Inclusive Vision for the Next 100 Years Throughout history, our public lands — including national parks, forests, waters, wetlands monuments and other areas — have played an important role as part of America’s identity. Unfortunately, these lands have not always been reflective of our country’s demographic and ethnic …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Nogales We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. The ten border states — Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas — together exercise an economy that ranks third in the world for size. (double checking) Updating Planeta’s guides to borderland jewels …

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this …

USA: Immigration Policy Change

Spotlight on the zero tolerance program of the Trump Administration. In June 2018, networks broadcast live from the USA/Mexico border. Questions What are the immigration proposals? Who are the local reporters, activists and politicians working along the border? Headlines https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/06/22/politics/donald-trump-pro-publica-sound/index.html http://www.msnbc.com/andrea-mitchell-reports/watch/obama-s-homeland-security-chief-jeh-johnson-speaks-on-border-crisis-1261060675949 https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/20/im-ashamed-of-what-theyre-doing-backlash-grows-for-trump-and-his-aides-655498 http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/trump-to-congress-on-zero-tolerance-the-images-are-bad-for-us-1259514947763 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44303556 https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17443198/children-immigrant-families-separated-parents https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/family-separation-migrant-children-detention.html http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/reporter-migrant-children-incarcerated-in-texas-facility.html https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Trump-Admin-Will-House-Migrant-Kids-in-Tents-in-Tornillo-Texas-485601591.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/06/14/jeff-sessions-points-to-the-bible-in-defense-of-separating-immigrant-families Romans 13 Campaign: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/how-you-can-fight-family-separation-at-the-border.html YouTube …

Yosemite

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) Giant Sequoias can grow to be 300 feet high, 35 feet in diameter and 100 feet in circumference. One of the grove’s largest trees, the Grizzly Giant, is 209 feet tall and an estimated 1,800 years old. The grove is …

July 4

Photo: Library of Congress The National Mall, with Washington DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol in the background, forms a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America’s Independence Day celebrations. Planeta.com 07 • July • Julio USA

USA 2018

Photo Our rolling coverage of the USA in 2018: June 2018 Bipartisan Charitable Foundation Durango Wildfires Empathy EPA Gunfire Kilahuea Volcano Illegal Contact Immigrant Children Russia Probe Shelter Tent City Donald Trump Ungendered June 2018 USA: Immigration Policy Change   WHCA White House Correspondents’ Association https://www.c-span.org/video/?444555-1/comedian-michelle-wolf-headlines-white-house-correspondents-dinner Buzzwords CBS, Jeff Glor, May 3: Accidents – Affair …

Bill Maher

Elsewhere on the web Live Fridays at 10pm on HBO http://www.billmaher.com https://twitter.com/billmaher Tweets by billmaher Embedded Tweets Conservatives govern without shame and liberals shame without governing. pic.twitter.com/XNPIsmaAOZ — Bill Maher (@billmaher) June 9, 2018 Planeta.com HBO

Immigrant Families 2018

USA Also see: tent cities, immigrant children Headlines https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17443198/children-immigrant-families-separated-parents https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/family-separation-migrant-children-detention.html http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/reporter-migrant-children-incarcerated-in-texas-facility.html https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Trump-Admin-Will-House-Migrant-Kids-in-Tents-in-Tornillo-Texas-485601591.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/06/14/jeff-sessions-points-to-the-bible-in-defense-of-separating-immigrant-families Romans 13 Campaign: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org Twitter Moment Stephen Miller is a driving force behind the border separation policy: NY Times   Planeta.com USA