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From Which Us City Can You Travel North, South, East, or West and End up in the Same State?

Map showing how traveling due north, south, east, or west from Stamford, Connecticut results in travel that passes through the state of New York.Map showing how traveling due north, south, east, or west from Stamford, Connecticut results in travel that passes through the state of New York.

Can you answer this geography riddle? From which United States city can you travel due north, south, east, or west and still enter the same bordering state?

Oregon Judge Rules that Climate Change Inaction Violates Rights of Today’s Youth

A national group called Our Children’s Trust has made serious progress in their fight against climate change in April, when a judge in Eugene, Oregon turned down government motions for dismissals and recommended that the federal government must take further, immediate actions to combat greenhouse gas emissions and associated climate changes which threaten future generations.

Geography of Lawns

Researchers estimate that more surface area in the United States is devoted to lawns than to individual irrigated crops such as corn or wheat. This map uses shades of green to indicate the fraction of the U.S. land surface area covered by lawns, including residential, industrial, and recreational. (Map courtesy Cristina Milesi, 2005.)Researchers estimate that more surface area in the United States is devoted to lawns than to individual irrigated crops such as corn or wheat. This map uses shades of green to indicate the fraction of the U.S. land surface area covered by lawns, including residential, industrial, and recreational. (Map courtesy Cristina Milesi, 2005.)

Lawns now compromise the biggest use of land in the United States. Corn comes right behind grass as the second most grown ‘crop’ in the country.