Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park 2018-2019 Shutdown Joshua Tree National Park fans rally, decry impact from shutdown As Joshua Tree reopens, anger over damage to economy, environment – LA Times Desert Sun – @MyDesert Joshua Tree National Park’s Signature Trees Are Among Shutdown Victims – NYT https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/nation/2019/01/11/travesty-this-nation-people-are-destroying-joshua-trees-joshua-tree-national-park/ https://www.npr.org/2019/01/08/683365340/joshua-tree-national-park-will-close-after-visitor-damage-during-government-shut In shutdown, national parks transform into Wild …

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 https://twitter.com/NADB_BDAN @ScubedStudio @RioGGuardian News http://www.fronterasdesk.org – https://www.facebook.com/FronterasDesk 2019 Headlines https://news.azpm.org/p/news-articles/2019/3/15/147919-boosting-mexicos-border-economy https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-arizona-border-bioblitz-20190311-story.html November 2018 https://deadline.com/2018/11/geraldo-rivera-migrant-caravan-jesse-watters-the-five-fox-news-1202510144/ https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/418109-mexican-official-pushes-back-on-trump-claim-that-asylum-seekers-will https://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-pol-mexico-caravan-border-20181124-story.html https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/migrant-caravan-live-latest-update-asylum-us-border-mexico-trump-immigration-a8652771.html https://www.newsweek.com/i-traveled-migrant-caravan-you-have-no-idea-what-theyve-been-through-opinion-1231084 November 2018: Troops to the border Politics Podcast: Is Trump’s …

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension / Clark County Lifelong Learning Center

Photo University of Nevada Cooperative Extension / Clark County Lifelong Learning Center 8050 Paradise Road Staff deliver deliver non-degree, educational programs in these areas: Agriculture Children, Youth and Families Community Development Health and Nutrition Horticulture Natural Resources Key Links unce.unr.edu unce.unr.edu/counties/clark Grow Your Own Facebook Nevada Naturalist Program To become a Nevada Naturalist, participants complete …

Forgotten Voices, Natural Resources Committee

Poster Forgotten Voices The Department of the Interior received more than 2.8 million public comments on its decision illegally shrinking Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. An overwhelming majority rejected any changes – but the Trump administration went ahead anyway. The Natural Resources Committee – naturalresources.house.gov – held a full Committee hearing …

Green New Deal

Buzzwords Green New Deal = a proposed economic stimulus program in the United States that aims to address both economic inequality and climate change Key Links Resolution 109 Recommended Listening Thursday, March 14, 2019 – What’s in the Green New Deal for Native nations? Videos Headlines How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is being built …

Las Vegas

Stroller Living 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 storied cities. In terms of this page and links below, as of March 2019,  the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs from Planeta.com merits …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive Quotes The border is more than geography. The border is a mindset. The farther you are, the scarier it seems. Here on the border it’s just home. – Alfredo Corchado @ajcorchado The border is more than geography. The border is a mindset. The farther you are, the scarier it seems. Here on the …

What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. And in 2018? Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. Earth Day …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam About the photo – On April 3, 2017, the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target — the Grand Canyon — from low Earth orbit. Interested middle school students and teachers can sign up at the EarthKAM website. Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas …