Geography in the News: Geographic Calibrations
This technique is critical to analyzing many world ... North Carolina or Alabama. Texas is more than five times larger (268,581 square miles) and Alaska is eleven times larger (663,267 square miles). Using our yardsticks to compare the sizes of other ...
Arctic Ice shrinks by an Alaska plus a Texas
UPDATE: I omitted the fact cited in the headline: Compared to its “long-term average minimum, based on averaging data from 1979 to 2000,” the Arctic has shrunk one million square miles, “an area approximately equal to the size of Alaska and Texas ...
Witt: County count seems high but is unlikely to change
Well, does having so many counties really account for anything? Let’s look at the states according to their geographic area and see how the figures pan out. Texas ... 15 counties averaging 7,600 square miles; and Alaska, with only 18 counties, but ...
A Creepy October in the Arctic
The map above shows October 2012 ice in white, compared to the median sea ice extent from 1979 to 2000 (pink line). Here's what the NSIDC report says: Average ice extent for October was 7.00 million square miles ... an area of Alaska and Texas combined.
Pipe Dreams: How Many Jobs Will Be Created By Keystone XL?
TransCanada already owns the Keystone Pipeline ... 800 miles 1,179 miles 2.1 million BPD 830,000 BDP 48 inch 36 inch $900 million $5.3 billion $8 billion 3 years 2 months 2 years Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Hardisty, Alberta Valdez, Alaska Houston, Texas ...