USA 2020 Election: Timeline

USA Flag Rolling coverage of the 2020 federal election in the USA featuring external links and features. This is not meant to be comprehensive, but the best we can do as interested participants. This page focuses on headlines as a timeline. We also review the election by candidates and topics. February 3 Iowa How do …

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 Questions What would …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 miles (0.4 …

Blue Ridge Parkway

Photo: Ken Lund The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. The parkway follows the Appalachian Mountain chain and provides some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, ranging from 650 to 6,000 feet in elevation. A hundred …

Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo: Skyline Publisher’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming and entertaining fit for one of the world’s most storie/d cities. In terms of this page and links below, he coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs from Planeta.com merits a 65% self-assessment rating …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a somewhat random fashion: Twitter @sandradibble @nogalesnews @borderzine @borderreporter @NADB_BDAN @ScubedStudio @RioGGuardian @BorderReportcom @usbpchieftca Fact Checking Does Border Wall Construction Threaten Native American Burial Sites? – Snopes Headlines Lawmakers tour migrant camp, call wait-in-Mexico policy ‘morally unjust’ – …

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 …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite visitors has increased from 3 …

National Park Week

Hashtags National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA. 2020 dates: April 18 – 26. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek Key Links nps.gov nationalparks.org Background The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week each April. On weekends, every national park will …

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Logo Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The reduction in budget and staff at the EPA is one of the major changes from the Trump Administration. Key Links http://www.epa.gov @EPA Questions Who are the reporters and media outlets covering the EPA on a regular basis? What should we know from the EPA? How have communications from the …