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Geography

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  • Suburban students place in state geography bee

    Suburban students place in state geography bee
    Aditya Badlani, a fifth-grader at Brook Forest Elementary School in Oak Brook who took third place at the Illinois State Geographic Bee at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, has been studying maps since he was a toddler. "He's my navigation system,"...
  • Ukraine's geography — and destiny

     Ukraine's geography — and destiny
    The United States and its European allies can do many things on behalf of Ukraine in its dispute with Russia. They can impose economic sanctions, provide economic and military assistance, increase defense outlays and warn Russian President Vladimir...
  • Thirteen Central Florida students to compete in Florida Geographic Bee

    Thirteen Central Florida students to compete in Florida Geographic Bee
    Thirteen Central Florida students, from public and private schools, are to compete Friday in the Florida Geographic Bee, hoping their geography skills can win them a trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C. next month. The state event will...
  • Ken Burns still celebrates America's best idea

    Ken Burns still celebrates America's best idea
    Ken Burns, one of the world’s best talkers, will visit Rollins College to discuss national parks. He covered the topic in a 12-hour PBS documentary in 2009, but he always has more to say. “I revisit everything,” said the filmmaker...
  • California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post

    California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post
    WASHINGTON – California prevailed over Idaho on Monday in a long battle over the fate of a key judicial post, thanks largely to the Democrats' change last year to long-standing Senate filibuster rules. The Senate voted 56 to 43 to confirm John B....
  • 'Skill builders' enrolling in college, but not for the degree

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. Kevin Floerke has been down this road before. A student at Santa Rosa Junior College in Northern California, Floerke, 26, already graduated in 2010 from UCLA, where he majored in archaeology. This time, however, unlike many other...
  • Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

    Saving the Mojave from the solar threat
    After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
  • Film Review: 'Geography Club'

    An LGBT movie for the "Glee" crowd (minus the musical numbers), "Geography Club" sports a clever concept but also a built-in marketing problem: A group of high schoolers choose the nerdiest name possible for their new club, hoping their homophobic...
  • Wars teach painful lessons on geography

    Wars teach painful lessons on geography
    The Crimean Peninsula is squarely in the international spotlight. Crimea? I knew it was somewhere over there near southern Russia. I think I even knew it bordered the Black Sea. I didn't know Crimea is — was — part of Ukraine and had only a...
  • Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews

    Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews
    When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all? That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
  • Isle of Wight student headed to state geography bee

    Isle of Wight student headed to state geography bee
    One Isle of Wight student is going places - by knowing places.  Westside Elementary School 5th grader Joseph Sessoms is one of 100 students around the state to qualify for a spot at the state-level of the National Geographic Bee. The National...
  • Kraftwerk's 'Trans Europe Express' started the musical revolution

    Kraftwerk's 'Trans Europe Express' started the musical revolution
    Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" is the most important pop album of the last 40 years, though it may not be obvious. The first high-art electronic pop record, "Trans Europe Express" set the tone for the coming revolution, became one of the central...