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Indiana reflects national trend as geography literacy declines
Despite increased support for K-12 geography education over a 15-year period, geography knowledge among Indiana college freshmen has not improved. (2009-07-14)
National Geography Illiteracy Reflects Disinterest With The Subject, Study Suggests
Ever wonder why so many American students can't find Vietnam on the map or are hard-pressed to explain why the District of Columbia isn't a state? (1999-02-23)
Warming with a whale-centric worldview
Chie Sakakibara, lecturer and University of Oklahoma doctoral graduate, won the 2007 Ph.D. (2008-04-24)
Queen's Professor appointed to world's largest scientific society
A Queen's University Professor has been elected as a fellow of the world's largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. (2013-12-05)
UD Geographer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
University of Delaware geographer John R. Mather received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Lifetime Career Honor at the group's 94th annual meeting in Boston on March 28. (1998-03-28)
UD Geographer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
University of Delaware geographer John R. Mather received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Lifetime Career Honor at the group's 94th annual meeting in Boston on March 28. (1998-04-06)
The spirits of Christmases past have a strong influence on our health today
Using maps of poverty, made over 100 years ago, researchers in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ, show that there has been little change in the distribution of poverty in inner London between the 19th and 20th centuries. (2000-12-21)
Educators help create new geography education standards dealing with natural disasters in Bangladesh
A Kansas State University professor traveled with a dozen American K-12 teachers and two professors from the state of Iowa, in July on a 28-day trip to Bangladesh. (2007-10-11)
Springer launches new book series International Perspectives in Geography
Springer and the Association of Japanese Geographers (AJG) have launched a new English-language book series entitled International Perspectives in Geography: AJG Library. (2014-02-12)
Toward resolving Darwin's 'abominable mystery'
Drs. Jana Vamosi and Steven Vamosi of the department of biological sciences have found through extensive statistical analysis that the size of the geographical area is the most important factor when it comes to biodiversity of a particular flowering plant family. (2010-09-16)
Impact of climate change on microbial biodiversity
New research indicates that the impact of climate change on biodiversity depends on how much human beings have already affected the environment. (2016-12-21)
Fire severity in southwestern Colorado unaffected by spruce beetle outbreak
Contrary to expectations that spruce beetle infestations increase the severity of wildfires in southwestern Colorado, a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers has found that this native insect may not be to blame after all. (2015-10-29)
The Iceman's gut microbes shed light on ancient human geography
Analysis of microbes from the gut of the 'Iceman,' a famous 5,300-year-old European glacial mummy, provides insights into not only his health status right before he was murdered, but historical human geography as well. (2016-01-07)
New study raises the global human freshwater footprint
Dams and irrigation raise the global human consumption of freshwater to a much higher level than previously thought, according to research from Stockholm University. (2015-12-03)
Are all rattlesnakes created equal? No, maybe not
New research by a team of biologists at Florida State University has revealed that creating antivenom is a bit tricky. (2015-01-14)
Mapping a glacial path of destruction
The dangerous power of glacial outburst floods - or jokulhlaups - will be easier to predict thanks to new models developed by a Leeds researcher and presented at the International Glaciological Society symposium in Iceland this Friday (June 23). (2006-06-19)
Beer lovers tweet what they drink
Researchers who mapped tweets revealed how 'beer space' on Twitter reflects real-world preferences of brews and beer brands in the US. (2014-04-01)
Springer partners with Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Science Press
As of January 2013 Springer will publish the Journal of Arid Land, the official publication of the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). (2012-11-15)
Researchers looking at climate change, culture to predict land abandonment in Russia
A study using socio-demographic data and NASA satellite images will incorporate population trends, cultural factors and climate change to predict land abandonment patterns in Russia. (2009-06-23)
11 questions for the next decade of geographical sciences identified
Eleven questions that should shape the next decade of geographical sciences research were identified today in a new report by the National Research Council. (2010-03-25)
Brown earns prestigious geography award
Marilyn Brown, director of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned the 2004 James R. (2004-04-01)
Mapmaking for the masses
Sites such as Wikimapia and OpenStreetMap are empowering citizens to create a global patchwork of geographic information. (2007-12-03)
New Book Discusses Economy And Environment In Caribbean
Bonham Richardson, professor of geography at Virginia Tech, has published (1997-10-31)
Kansas State University's Paul to study arsenic awareness and knowledge in Bangladesh
More than 70 million people in Bangladesh, mainly living in rural parts of the country, are drinking water pumped from tube wells contaminated with high levels of naturally occurring arsenic, a poisonous element. (2001-06-06)
Climate change, human activity and wildfires
Climate has been implicated by a new study as a major driver of wildfires in the last 2,000 years. (2008-09-21)
Researchers push back the clock on native farming history
Archeology and physical geography researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered the earliest evidence yet of agricultural activity in southwestern Ontario dating back 1,400 years. (2000-12-11)
Kent State researchers to study social media use during crises and disasters
The National Science Foundation has awarded Kent State University a $300,000 grant for three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members to study how human dynamics across social media and social networks can be modeled. (2014-12-11)
Researchers at Stockholm University awarded the Descartes prize
The EPICA project creates unique opportunities for the extraction of climate data from two Antarctic ice cores, marking an important step towards understanding climate change. (2008-03-14)
Study: Polarization in Congress is worsening, and it stifles policy innovation
A new study confirms quantitatively that partisan disagreements in the US Congress are worsening and that polarization is harmful to policy innovation. (2015-04-22)
Science or spin? Expedition to Peru will analyze how the 'Lost City of the Incas' was first depicted
Armed with the exact type of camera and film, and using the vantage points of the original 1911 expedition, Rutgers geography instructor Roger Balm will revisit Hiram Bingham's first photo-shoot at Machu Picchu, the now-famous (2002-04-10)
Research sheds new light on whether we are all getting fatter
A study of trends in Body Mass Index since 1992 for England has found that whilst BMI is rising across both sexes and within all social groups, there have been larger increases in those who already have the highest BMIs. (2016-02-17)
PA inventory shows fossil fuels remain largest source of carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are the most significant greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania according to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Pennsylvania prepared by Penn State researchers. (2003-09-24)
A new study puts temperature increases caused by CO2 emissions on the map
A new study published in Nature Climate Change pinpoints the temperature increases caused by CO¬2 emissions in different regions around the world. (2016-01-20)
BU study finds geography influences government grading of medicare advantage plans
Geographic location is an important predictor of the quality grades assigned to Medicare Advantage insurance plans, and the federal government should consider accounting for geographic differences to allow for fairer comparisons among plans, Boston University School of Public Health researchers say in a new study. (2016-01-12)
The smart(phone) solution for urban mobility
New research from Concordia University in Montreal uses mobile technology to map routes, calculate travel times and help alleviate some of the most pesky transport issues. (2016-01-26)
Are parking garages safe during hurricanes?
Recently, Dr. Thomas Schmidlin, meteorologist and professor of geography at Kent State University, completed research determining the safety of using parking garages for the general public as a (2007-06-28)
Drought, heat take toll on global crops
Drought and extreme heat slashed global cereal harvests between 1964 and 2007 -- and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study published in Nature led by UBC and McGill University researchers. (2016-01-06)
UC research takes a new approach to identifying 'food deserts'
New research takes a new look at an urban area's access to healthier foods. (2013-02-15)
Research reveals water management and climate change in ancient Maya city
The findings inside a cave and a key cultural and religious center for the ancient Maya will be presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York. (2012-02-21)
LSU researcher receives NSF grant to study dune blowouts in Cape Cod
Patrick Hesp, chair of LSU's Department of Geography and Anthropology and an expert on coastal dune dynamics and geomorphology, has been awarded a collaborative grant totaling $440,000 from the National Science Foundation, to study blowout dynamics in Cape Cod, Mass. (2010-11-04)
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