How Geography Helped and Hurt Buffalo.

Today, the city of Buffalo has a population of 258,071 people. This is a far cry from its 1950 peak of 580,132 people. Buffalo’s rapid fall in population is characteristic of American cities located in the Rust Belt(such as Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, etc). However, with Buffalo, one particular case to consider is geography. Geography has…

Fluvial Lesson in Earth Science

If you ever want to learn something about earth science, go to a river. Just look around. Look at the river banks. Look at the rocks. Look around and explore. A book will always help. However, observe the land around you. Observe the details around you. Look at the rocks, and take some time to…

Tourism Boom In Cuba Coming?

Travel restrictions to Cuba have been loosening up over the last year for American travels. There are less restrictions in traveling to Cuba. Americans can technically travel to Cuba. However, tourism cannot be listed as the reason for going. It would have to go under family visits; official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments,…

Go West, North, And South, Baseball.

  Baseball, America’s Pasttime, it is a sport that has long been beloved in the USA. Spring time in America, the flowers blooming, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Passover, and baseball. TheGeoScholar blog has mentioned baseball and geography. This is another edition. Up through 1952, Major League Baseball¬†was played in these cities: New York City, Boston,…

The South USA’s Winter Struggles

The southern USA is not known as a region of cold winters. That reputation is reserved for places like Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Minneapolis, etc. This is a region known for relatively mild winters. Many southern cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, and Birmingham seem to struggle with dealing with snow. The typical theme. One inch of…

Earth Day 2016: Kudzu, invasive species.

When we think of environmental issues, ¬†we think of dumping oil in sewers, air pollution, oil spills,etc. Rarely do we think of certain plants and animals themselves. One think to think about is the issue of invasive species. Introducing a non-native species to an ecosystem, and it could harm that ecosystem. The kudzu is a…