Geography in the News: The Arctic’s Northeast Passage

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Europeans have dreamed of a Northeast Passage through the Arctic Ocean since at least the A.D. 1000s. Efforts to open a year-round Northeast Passage along the Siberian margins of the Arctic Ocean made news in 1998 when an international team used icebreakers in the successful attempt. In 2013, Russia gave permits to 431 ships … Continue reading Geography in the News: The Arctic’s Northeast Passage

Polar-Palooza brings Poles to the public

I’m feeling green. Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, was chock full o’ everything one could imagine in shades of emerald, olive, and kelly: clovers, clothing, even the Chicago River! Daylight Savings has increased the window of opportunity to view the newly emerging, verdant spring growth. And last Thursday Polar-Palooza succeeded in eloquently articulating the “green” message of environmental sustainability in a fun, one-of-a-kind event. Polar-Palooza is … Continue reading Polar-Palooza brings Poles to the public