American Geographical Society

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Name: American Geographical Society
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Crisis in Eastern Europe Sparks Debate at UW-Milwaukee

The political struggle in Ukraine motivated scholars and academics of UWM to organize a panel discussion about the ongoing geopolitical shift in power. The event titled ‘Ukraine: From the Euromaidan to Russian Military Intervention’ was hosted by the ... [Published UWM Post - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Obituary: Harm Jan de Blij

Harm Jan de Blij, 75, of Sarasota and Chatham, Massachusetts died on March 25, 2014, at The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.He was born on October 9, 1935 in the Netherlands. de Blij received his early schooling in Europe, his undergraduate education in ... [Published Boca Beacon - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

19th Century US Official Marked Dokdo as Korean Territory

An old map shows a U.S. official recognized the Dokdo islets as Korean territory in the mid-1880s.Seoul-based Yonhap News said Thursday that U.S. Minister to Korea George Clayton Foulk marked Dokdo as part of Korea’s territory in a map and reported it ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

Kansas isn’t as flat as you think

By Jerome E. Dobson and Joshua S. CampbellWhich U. S. state is flattest? In a recent nationwide poll, 33 percent of respondents said Kansas and 23 percent said Florida.Florida is correct by any measure. Its highest point is only 345 feet above sea level, ... [Published Davis Enterprise - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 2 reports

Kelly: Nebraska is only the 19th-flattest state in the nation — well, that's a relief

All those folks from the coasts who think Nebraska is as flat as a pool table, it turns out, are just wrong.Flat wrong.In fact, according to a new study by the University of Kansas, the Cornhusker State is only the 19th-flattest state.“When I ask what's ... [Published Omaha World-Herald - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Science: Several U.S. States, Led by Florida, Are Flatter Than a Pancake

In 2003, the Annals of Improbable Research released the results of a study that was not so much groundbreaking as it was ground-battering: Kansas, the tongue-in-cheek analysis found, was flatter than a pancake. The researchers Mark Fonstad, William Pugatch, ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Mar 11 2014]

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"Flatness is how you perceive the ground as you are walking on it, driving on it, or standing on it; it's what people are talking about when they come here and say, 'This part of Kansas isn't as flat as I expected it to be.'"
...And there are, should you be looking to start a wind farm, lots of places in Kansas that would fit the bill. To the extent that, per his work, "i t would take a mountain higher than Mt. Everest,” Dobson says, "in order for Kansas not to be flatter than a pancake.""

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Crisis in Eastern Europe Sparks Debate at UW-Mi... [Published UWM Post - Apr 09 2014]
Obituary: Harm Jan de Blij [Published Boca Beacon - Apr 05 2014]
19th Century US Official Marked Dokdo as Korean... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Apr 03 2014]
Kansas isn’t as flat as you think [Published Davis Enterprise - Mar 17 2014]
Kelly: Nebraska is only the 19th-flattest state... [Published Omaha World-Herald - Mar 15 2014]
New List of Flattest States [Published National Geographic - Mar 14 2014]
Science: Several U.S. States, Led by Florida, A... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Mar 11 2014]
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