Geo-Joint: The End of Hawaiian Sugar

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The intrepid canoe sailors who first came to the shores of Hawaii brought all the foodstuffs they had eaten in their native islands: pigs, chickens, taro, sweet potato, and among other plants, sugarcane. Sugarcane was valued for its sweetness and high caloric content, but production was done on a small level, along with other crops. The prominence of sugarcane in … Read More

Geo-Joint: Cueva de los Cristales

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Crystals must have baffled early humans. They’re some of the few things in nature that look man-made. That is to say that they often come with the kind of flat, smooth surfaces and arrow-straight lines that make them look like they were processed on a machine. Pre-machine Stone Agers would have found them strangely unique and mysterious. Where could they … Read More

Geo-Joint: The Toledo Strip

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Here in the United States of America, we’re all one big happy family, right? We all know the fifty states and just exactly where the borders lie. Nowadays that’s pretty true. But as the country was being assembled, there was plenty of political wrangling over border placement, and sometimes it got pretty heated. Back in the late 1700s, the Northwest … Read More

Geo-Joint: The Lake Nyos Limnic Eruption

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The serenity of gazing out over calm waters has drawn people to live near oceans, lakes and rivers even long after it was necessary to be there for the proximity of the drinking supply. Of course, to this day, towns and cities are situated by water to take advantage of fishing, transportation possibilities , sports, and recreation. It’s just a … Read More

Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Nationals Park

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Flip this card to see the score of the game! San Francisco Giants WIN! 36,404 fans 3 hours 29 minutes Nationals Park, Washington DC 84 degrees, Partly Cloudy As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are … Read More

Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Citizens Bank Park

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Flip this card to see the score of the game! Philadelphia Phillies WIN! 23,351 fans 3 hours 16 minutes Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 79 degrees, Mostly Cloudy As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are … Read More

Geo-Joint: California’s “New” Aquifer

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It’s no news to anyone that California is trudging into its sixth year of drought. Last year’s El Niño brought relief to the northern half of the state, and left some good snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, but down south things are still pretty crispy. Central Valley farmers, who produce the majority of many crops for the whole nation, are … Read More

Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Great American Ball Park

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Flip this card to see the score of the game! Chicago Cubs WIN! 36,845 fans 4 hours 51 minutes Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio 80 degrees, partly cloudy As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here … Read More

Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Progressive Field

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Flip this card to see the score of the game! Cleveland Indians WIN! 32,850 fans 2 hours 39 minutes Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio 76 degrees, partly cloudy As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are a … Read More