Geography in the News - Pumpkins

Geography In The News: The Great American Pumpkin

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Festival results are still coming in, but it looks like the world’s largest pumpkin to-date has outgrown last year’s record which was an amazing 2,032 pounds (921.7 kg) grown in California in 2013. Pumpkin weigh-offs are happening around the world and in the United States at county and state fairs for the 2014 crop. While … Continue reading Geography In The News: The Great American Pumpkin

The Loudest Sound in the World

SCIENCE On 27 August 1883, the Earth let out a noise louder than any it has made since. It was heard 3,000 miles away “like the distant roar of heavy guns.” Think, for a moment, just how crazy this is. If you’re in Boston and someone tells you that they heard a sound coming from New York City, you’re probably going to give them a … Continue reading The Loudest Sound in the World

Ocean ‘Stores’ Heat

ENVIRONMENT Global warming is popularly viewed only as an atmospheric process. In fact, most heat uptake occurs in the ocean. How have subsurface ocean temperatures varied during past warm and cold intervals? How did scientists measure these climate changes? (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand the far-reaching implications of global warming. Discussion Ideas According to the Nat Geo News article, ocean researchers … Continue reading Ocean ‘Stores’ Heat