17 Aug

The Great American Eclipse

  The Great American Eclipse, as it’s being called, is a solar eclipse that will occur over the United States mainland on Monday, August 21st. It will be a total eclipse that will be viewable to some degree across the...
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27 Jul

Beware of Lyme Disease

MAP OF THE WEEK: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black legged and deer ticks have invaded new areas across the United States, carrying Lyme Disease into places it has not existed before. Researcher Rebecca Eisen at...
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20 Jul

What does 5280 look like?

MAP OF THE WEEK: Denver, Colorado has the reputation of being the “Mile-High City” due to its elevation in the Rocky Mountains. But just how much of Denver actually is over a mile above sea-level? Grant Garstka, with the City and County...
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13 Jul

The Land of Chocolate

MAP OF THE WEEK: Chocolate, made from the cocoa bean, is the world’s favorite sweet. Cocoa and chocolate have influenced the world more than most realize. The lure of sweet cocoa seeds was a primary incentive for European powers to pursue...
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6 Jul

I Scream for Ice Cream

MAP OF THE WEEK: With the summer months come beach weather, traveling, and best of all, ice cream. July is nationally recognized as Ice Cream Month, and the United States is showing its love for the cold and sweet treat...
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15 Jun

Detroit: Industrial Ruins, Temples of Commerce

The American Geographical Society is pleased to present this month’s Map Contest winner Donna David and her map entitled “Detroit: Industrial Ruins, Temples of Commerce.” The AGS chose this map due its artistic style, creative freedom, and unique function as...
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8 Jun

Graduation vs. Unemployment Rates

  Many colleges and universities have their commencement ceremonies in June and release their new graduates out into the working world.  However, there sometimes aren’t any jobs waiting for these grads. Some graduates are highly skilled in one specific field...
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