Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers to a sacred …

National Book Festival 2017

Washington, DC – The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 1. Key Links https://www.loc.gov/bookfest http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/multimedia/posters https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress https://twitter.com/librarycongress https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress Playlist Author Stages Amazing authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations on stages dedicated to kids, fiction, history, poetry, contemporary life and …

Public Broadcasting at 50

Recommended Viewing from the Library of Congress Washington, DC – The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 with a series of panels featuring pioneers and experts in public broadcasting Friday, Nov. 3, 2 –6 p.m. The symposium — “Preserving …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future climate …

National Park Service Floats Fee Increase

Photo: Zion National Park Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. The proposed new fee structure would be implemented at Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks …

Oklahoma

Photo: Sheila Scarborough, Chickasaw Warrior Oklahoma is bordered to the north by Colorado and Kansas, on the south by Texas, on the east by Missouri and Arkansas and on the west, by New Mexico. Wiki oklahoma Planeta.com USA

USA

Photo: Flying over Lake Mead We are superfans of the USA, the promise, the potential, the people. Planeta.com features regional guides to cities, states and parks throughout the country.   Planeta.com National Climate Assessment #nca4 National Monument

Pennsylvania

Photo: Garen Meguerian,  Valley Forge Pennsylvania borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and a water border with Canada to the north and New Jersey to the east. Wiki Pennsylvania Planeta.com Philadelphia Unlandmarks Edible Scat for the Holidays

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Fog, Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Embedded Tweets https://t.co/8zF80nhTmt: Proposed Fee Increases in US National Parkshttps://t.co/Uvy0BWODJi #WildUSA pic.twitter.com/CRlRRa0vu3 — planetanews (@planetanews) October 29, 2017 Public meeting to discuss the future of climbing in #JoshuaTree. All recreational climbers, guides, business owners are welcome! pic.twitter.com/wuJ2V6PoKV — Joshua Tree NPS (@JoshuaTreeNPS) …

Arizona

Photo: Twin Arrows Arizona borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado and has a 389-mile (626 kilometers) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. The name of the state appears to originate from an earlier Spanish name, Arizonac, derived from the O’odham name alĭ ṣonak, meaning “small spring” (Historians …