By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM As a prelude to winter 2014, extremely strong winter storms hit the eastern half of the United States in November. Cold interior conditions can lead to strong coastal storms throughout the winter, bringing bitter cold, high winds, rough seas and heavy snows to New England. These intense coastal storms are called nor’easters. Skiers in … Continue reading Geography in the News: Nor’easters, Love or Loathe?
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Thanksgiving is just around the corner. During the next few weeks, American kitchens will be stocked up on turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. In elementary schools, children will be learning about the Pilgrims to whom Thanksgiving holiday traditions are attributed. Most school pageants celebrating Thanksgiving show the Pilgrims stepping from a small boat, … Continue reading Geography in the News: The Pilgrims’ Harsh Thanksgiving