Secession To Greater Idaho?

A conservative movement it taking root in Oregon. There is a proposed secessionist movement. This is not a secession away from another country to independence. This isn’t even residents seceding to form a separate state. This consists of residents wanting to join another state. Oregon is a state known for things like dense, temperate forests,…

A Picture’s Worth A Geography Lesson: Guntersville Lake

It is said that a picture is a worth a thousand words. A picture can also be worth a geography lessonn, depending on what one looks at. The photo below: Guntersville Lake, and Guntersville, AL. That photo, taken from an airplane, can be said to have some picturesque value. A geography lesson can be gained…

America’s Newest National Park, 2019.

There are 62 national parks throughout the United States of American. In December 2019, the USA gained a new national park. The National Park Service now has White Sands White Sands National Park as the 62nd national park. Location of White Sands National Park: Southeastern New Mexico. The closest cities to White Sands National Park…

Rocket City’s Geographic Source.

  The Rocket City. This is a positive nod to the space industry that has made this northern Alabama city famous. NASA has a presence in the city of Huntsville, AL. Florida isn’t the only place where NASA has a large presence. However, there is more to Huntsville than just the space industry. To understand…

Iowa, The Mesopotamia Of America.

Mesopotamia. The name evokes history, it evokes a civilization that existed in the Middle East long ago, the Fertile Crescent. It does not evoke any visions of the Midwestern USA, especially not Iowa. Mesopotamia was located where modern-day Iraq is located, around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. And yet, the state of Iowa, in its…

Rainwater Harvesting, Geopolitics, And The Future Of Water Supply.

No, rainwater is not some kind of crop. However, the harvesting of rainwater can be one of the most valuable things for human beings. While Earth itself is majority water, most of that water is not usable for human consumption, unless you plan on building a plethora of desalination plants. Most of the world’s freshwater…

Geography Is Dynamic, And A Newspaper Article Proves It.

Geography is dynamic. This is the Earth. Things are always changing on this planet. Borders change, land changes. A 1994 newspaper article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that geography is dynamic. The article shows the changes and events that were taking place back then. Consider the events of the early/mid 1990s, and compare them to…

Houston, We Have Indoor Baseball

  Take some time to imagine this. Playing baseball where the sun doesn’t shine. Now imagine playing baseball in a place where no kind of weather takes place, only that which HVAC controls. Mom always said don’t play ball in the house. But imagine that your house is wider than a baseball field and 18…

Oases And Geopolitics

Imagine this. You’re on a voyage through the desert. Water has not been seen for days. Barren, dry land  abounds. Suddenly, a cluster of vegetation appears. No, this is not a mirage. It is for real. Where does that vegetation come from? It hardly ever rains? An oasis is an isolated cluster of vegetation surrounding…

Why Geography Is Dynamic.

  Geography Is Dynamic. Let’s break this down a bit. Geography – The study of the physical features, atmosphere, and the human-environmental interaction of the Earth. Dynamic – Constantly changing. Geography Is Dynamic. Why? Because geography is about studying the Earth, and the Earth is constantly changing. Nothing on Earth remains in a static position….