Peachless in Georgia

If you go to Georgia, one thing you will quickly figure out is that it’s called “The Peach State”. It isn’t just a nickname. It is a big part of the state.  Georgia isn’t the biggest producer of peaches, but it’s among the top 4 states. California – 620,000 tons South Carolina – 60,800 tons…

Railroads and Geology

If you go to some railroad tracks, look at the rocks. Many do not understand that there is a connection here between geology and railroads. Here is a lesson in geotechnics. In a nutshell, the layer of rocks, known as track ballast, is like a foundation for the tracks, stopper of flooding, inhibitor of weeds….

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,…

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…