Alaska Weathers the Storm

ENVIRONMENT The National Weather Service says there have been no reports of injuries or serious damage in the monster storm that smacked into the western Aleutians over the weekend. (Alaska Dispatch News) Use our resources to understand extreme natural events in Alaska. Teachers, scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas Read through our activity … Continue reading Alaska Weathers the Storm

Geography in the News: A Billion Lightning Strikes

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Lightning can be both beautiful and deadly. Knowing where lightning occurs across the Earth is important for many economic and safety-related reasons. Every year lightning strikes kill approximately 2,000 people and many farm and wild animals worldwide. In the United States, lightning is the second-highest storm-related killer, killing about two dozen people annually. Only … Continue reading Geography in the News: A Billion Lightning Strikes