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Didjuno? It’s Sugar Time in New England

Didjuno? It’s Sugar Time in New England | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Didjuno? Sugar maples are tapped in New England and this will hopefully be a better year for the maple syrup industry after declining years for maple syrup.
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Sugar sap is running in New England and Quebec after a colder winter with lots of snow.

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didjuno? monarch butterflies struggling this year

didjuno? monarch butterflies struggling this year | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Didjuno? Near the end of February each year, scientists studying monarch butterflies at their overwintering sites in Central Mexico witness signs that the butterfly colonies were “breaking up.” This separation of tens of thousands of butterflies...
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DIDJUNO? CLIMBING THE HIGHEST PEAKS

DIDJUNO? CLIMBING THE HIGHEST PEAKS | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner Didjuno? May is the month that high elevation climbers focus on Mt. Everest and other high mountains of the Himalaya.
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This is the time of the year when mountain climbers in the Northern Hemisphere begin preparing. Fourteen of the world's highest mountains are in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges of Southern Asia.

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didjuno? breadfruit holds promise for tropical hunger

didjuno? breadfruit holds promise for tropical hunger | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Didjuno? Although obesity is in the news in the West, starvation and malnutrition are prevalent in many parts of the world. Scientists continue to search for new food sources. One of the most promising foods gaining interest is breadfruit.
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Geography in the News: The Great White Shark’s Habitats

Geography in the News: The Great White Shark’s Habitats | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Many secretly fear the presence of one of the fastest and most dangerous fish in the ocean—the great white shark—the largest predatory fish in the world.
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This abbreviated GITN article is posted on the National Geographic's NewsWatch blog, with a map showing the great white shark's know habitat and featuring the Ocearch Shark Monitoring effort.

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DIDJUNO? ABOUT THE RACES TO THE POLE?

DIDJUNO? ABOUT THE RACES TO THE POLE? | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com Didjuno? A little more than 100 years ago, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole.
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Geography in the News: Al Qaeda and Tuareg in Mali

Geography in the News: Al Qaeda and Tuareg in Mali | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Appalachian State University In March 2012, members of Mali’s military staged a successful coup d’état in the capital, Bamako.
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Now the French have troops and air support battling the Islamists, al Qaeda, and the Tuareg in Mali, as they await support from other West African counties. This Geography in the News article provides the background to this conflict.

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Geography in the News: Arctic Dangers to Oil Platforms

Geography in the News: Arctic Dangers to Oil Platforms | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Appalachian State University  Shell Oil’s Grounded Platform Confirms Worries About Arctic Oil The Arctic Ocean is a formidable foe to ships, even in the summer.
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This article highlights the concerns about oil exploration in the Arctic, using the recent grounding of Shell Oil's drilling platform, the Kulluh, to demonstrate the dangers of winter weather to oil exploration particularly in the Arctic Ocean.

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Geography in the News: Lake-Effect Snow

Geography in the News: Lake-Effect Snow | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Appalachian State University Lake-effect snow has resumed this year on the east and south shores of the Great Lakes, as winter conditions arrive later than usual.
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This article explains the physical causes and the geography of lake-effect snow.

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Geography in the News: Storm Surge Threats

Geography in the News: Storm Surge Threats | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Storm surges are the most damaging of all tropical storm dynamics. What causes them and why they are such threats are explained in this article, particularly with the examples of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina.
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This is one of three GITNs we have posted on the National Geographic NewsWatch blog this week.

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White Christmas?

White Christmas? | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Probability of a white Christmas in U.S.

 

This is not a weather report; we are still too far out to start predicting that with any accuracy.  What this map does show is the statistical probabilities of snow cover thoughout the United States for December 25th based on past climatological data.    


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didjuno? somalia’s pirates finally release south koreans after 19 months

didjuno? somalia’s pirates finally release south koreans after 19 months | Geography in the News | Scoop.it

Didjuno? Somali pirates have held four South Korean sailors for 19 months after capturing a South Korean ship before releasing them. See our Geography in the News article on worldwide piracy at our blog: http://www.LinebackWorldView.com

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didjuno? the dust bowl is back in the news

didjuno? the dust bowl is back in the news | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Didjuno? The first part of Ken Burns' documentary "The Dust Bowl" just aired on PBS television on Nov. 18, 2012.
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This is an article about the Golan Heights and the DMZ that separates it from Syria, posted on the National Geographic's NewsWatch blog.

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Iconic Route 66

Iconic Route 66 | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Diduno? Route 66 is a hot topic as summer approaches. Up until the early1920s, roads throughout rural America were mostly dirt and gravel, usually poorly surfaced, not well marked and inadequately maintained.
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This is an abbreviated version of a GITN article written and posted in 2011 about Route 66.

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Geography in the News: Iditarod, The Race of Arctic Champions

Geography in the News: Iditarod, The Race of Arctic Champions | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com THE PULL OF THE IDITAROD, 2013 One of the world’s most grueling races, Alaska’s Iditarod Dog Sled Race, began today, March 3rd.
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The race watched around the world!

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DIDJUNO? WHAT WAS SHAKESPEARE’S GEOGRAPHY?

DIDJUNO? WHAT WAS SHAKESPEARE’S GEOGRAPHY? | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Shakespeare's Geography: Summertime brings dozens of Shakespeare festivals to cities and towns around the United States. During the festivals, actors perform both Shakespeare’s most famous plays and some of his more obscure work.
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This post provides a historical geographic view of Shakespearean England and Shakespeare's professional life:

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/09/geography-in-the-news-shakespeares-geography/

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DIDJUNO? AQUAMARINE VS DIAMONDS AT THE SMITHSONIAN

DIDJUNO? AQUAMARINE VS DIAMONDS AT THE SMITHSONIAN | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Didjuno: A new gem at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is upstaging what is likely the world’s most popular gem exhibit—the Hope Diamond.
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DIDJUNO? THERE IS A DIFFUSION MODEL FOR THE FLU VIRUS?

DIDJUNO? THERE IS A DIFFUSION MODEL FOR THE FLU VIRUS? | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Didjuno? There is a diffusion model for the flu virus, based on the known pathology of the disease. Influenza outbreaks cause real concern for world leaders who fear a global pandemic. The most recent flu virus is raging through 47 of the 50 U.S.
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Check out this diffusion model for the flu virus.

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Geography in the News: Australian Fires Out of Control

Geography in the News: Australian Fires Out of Control | Geography in the News | Scoop.it

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Appalachian State University Raging Australian Wildfires Australia is under siege by raging out-of-control wildfires. The fires are being blamed on the continent’s long droughts, but the issues are bigger than just that.

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This post describes the connections between Australia's wildfires and its climates.

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Didjuno? Climate Change May Have Destroyed the Maya

Didjuno? Climate Change May Have Destroyed the Maya | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Appalachian State University Didjuno? Climate change may have destroyed the Maya civilization. A recent article in the journal Science sheds new light on the collapse of the ancient Maya civilization.
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Scientists are still working on the reasons for the demise of the Mayan Civilization. The study in Science is an interesting one to those interested in the collapse of the Maya's civilization.

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A Geography of Rudolph

A Geography of Rudolph | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a favorite story for kids during the holidays. This post is a geography of reindeer and what makes them unique and able to survive in the frozen tundra around the Arctic Ocean.
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This is the second of three GITNs posted on the NGS NewsWatch blog this week.

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7.13.12: George Glazer | New York Social Diary

7.13.12: George Glazer | New York Social Diary | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
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This apparently is one of the world's largest private collections of globes. Mr. Glazer doesn't offer us a complete list of his collection, but it appears massive.

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didjuno? african separtists demanding independent territories

didjuno? african separtists demanding independent territories | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
Didjuno? No fewer than 23  African separatists groups are demanding the division of countries all over the continent.
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South Korean sailors freed by Somali pirates after 19 months

South Korean sailors freed by Somali pirates after 19 months | Geography in the News | Scoop.it
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