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The following are our articles that discuss different regions and regional elements found throughout North America


Appalachian & Ozark Country: Changes in Their Economic Base

The Appalachian and Ozark Regions of the United States have, in recent decades, been economically moving towards tourism and recreation. There are positive and negative aspects of this trend, including the negative effects that increased recreation and tourism have had on those regions' environmental quality. Read more...


Canada’s Far North: The Land, Resources, and its People

The people of Canada’s far north are evolving from a self-sufficient economy to a money-based economy strongly tied to the south, have new means of transportation, all while Canada has extended its hand in creating the new territory of Nunavut to help cater to the people of the far north. Read more...


Causes of Black Immigration Patterns in the South

Over the years, there have been some major catalysts which affected black immigration patterns of the south. Some of the rural areas of the south have population demographics that have stayed stagnant, whereas other areas are changing rapidly, such as in Florida. Read more...


Changing Ethnic Demographics in California

How is the ethnic regional population changing in the state of California, and what are the reasons for these changes? Read more...


Connecticut: Changes Over Time

Connecticut is one of the earliest places that was settled by European colonists, and its role as part of the larger North American society, as well as its population, and how its land gets used has changed over time. Here we wll discuss some of the changes that have taken place in Connecticut over time. Read more...


Counter-Urbanization in North America

North American cities have long been in a period known as counter-urbanization, which includes very slow growth, or declines, in population, as well as business and commerce in the central cities. What has caused this to take place, and can we expect this trend to change? Read more...


Disappearing Towns of the Great Plains

What are the reasons why the small towns on the Great Plains continue to shrink, or disappear completely, while its larger cities continue to grow in population, industry, commerce, and economically? What are the impacts to the small towns and their inhabitants from an economic standpoint? Are there possible solutions that can be used to stop this trend from taking place? Read more...


The Dust Bowl

A weather phenomenon took place in the 1930's that was known as the Dust Bowl. Find out more about this event, as well as some lessons learned from this horrifying event. Read more...


Earthquakes and Their Differences

We hear about earthquakes all over the world. Are they all the same or are there differences? The answer is that there can be a great deal of difference between one earthquake and another. So, what are these differences? Keep reading, and you will find examples of different types of earthquakes, and how they are different. Read more...


Economic Disequilibrium in French Canada

For French Canada, the tertiary sector of the economy, which includes finance, trade, and services, continues to bloom, while the agricultural sector of the economy continues to shrink as a smaller and smaller portion of the whole French Canadian economy. How the French Canadians can expand trade and services to areas of their region that are impoverished will be discussed. Read more...


 

 


Exploding Population in the California Region

California's rapidly expanding population has caused some deterioration to the state, as well as putting increased strain on the state's resources. How can this trend be reversed? Read more...


Fixing the Mexican Problem

Illegal immigration into the United States from Mexico has been a tremendous problem for years. Are we truly attacking the problem by building just another bigger barrier wall? Or should we be working on solutions to the primary problem that leads Mexicans to want to come to the United States? Read more...


Forestry on the North Pacific Coast

Forestry has long been a source of controversy, often putting loggers and environmentalists at odds with each other. There are some environmental dangers to clear-cutting logging techniques, as well as some possible alternative methods of logging that are more environmentally-friendly. Read more...


French-Canadian Separatism

The French-Canadians have long had a separate culture from the larger English-speaking culture that surrounds them in the other Canadian provinces. For this reason, many Quebecois desire to separate from the Canadian federation, and develop their own sovereign state. Let's discuss the history of Quebec, as well as their arguments for wanting separation, and the counter-arguments against sovereignty. Read more...


French-Canadian Waterways: Their Importance in the Region's Economy and Employment

French-Canadian waterways have been important in the industry, commerce, and general economy of the region, both historically as well as today. Let's find out more about these waterways, and how they may be used to help produce income for Quebec, as well as all Canadians, into the future. Read more...


Government Assistance in Water Withdrawals from the Ogallala Aquifer

How has the United States government actually helped in increasing the amount of water that has been withdrawn from the Ogallala Aquifer in the Great Plains? Read more...


The Great San Francisco Earthquake

The Great San Francisco Earthquake was one of the largest disasters recorded in the history of the state of California. Let's discuss this earthquake, and its impact and consequences. Read more...


The Hawaiian Islands & the Defense Industry

The defense industry plays an enormous role in the economic base of the Hawaiian Islands. It also has a strong impact on the urban areas of the islands, particularly Oahu. Read more...


Hierarchichal Urban System of America's Heartland

The urban system of America's Heartland seems to work on a hierarchichal pattern. There are factors that help to create each level and help to determine the function of each level. Read more...


History of North America’s Pacific Northwest

This region is quite rich in its history of native people, explorers, and settlers. Read more...


Improving Northern New England

In the last several decades, northern New England has become economically depressed, and people are more likely to move away from the area, rather than move into it, causing the population to decrease. Here you will find some reasons for this trend, as well as some possible solutions to help drive people back into that area and boost that region's economy. Read more...


Improving the Financial and Social Health of Our Urban Centers

As time moves on, you notice that a change happens in the urban centers of the United States. The central core city ends up deteriorating and becoming financially unable to provide basic needs, while the wealth and business leave the core city, often moving out into the suburbs, taking jobs, wealth, business, and taxes with them. What can be done to stop this trend? Read here and find out more. Read more...


Indiana: Its Different Regions

Here you will find Indiana broken up into different regions, with short descriptions of those regions. Read more...


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Features, Wildlife & Plants, & Management

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is located in northwest Indiana, on the shores of Lake Michigan. The features of this area will be described here, its wildlife and plants, as well as the management practices that are used to keep this natural landscape intact. Read more...


Indianapolis, Indiana: Racial Composition & Issues

The racial composition and issues concerning racial issues in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana will be discussed. How has the minority population changed over time, and why? What is the employment and housing situation for minorities in Indianapolis? Read more...


the Inland South vs. the Southeastern Coast

The southeastern United States can be divided into two separate and distinct regions - the Inland South and the Southeastern Coast. These two regions will be compared and contrasted, with the differences noted. Read more...


Lake Michigan: its Location, Form, History, and Management

Lake Michigan is a spectacular natural feature that has blessed those who are able to enjoy its presence, beauty, and natural power. Here we will quickly discuss its location, form, history, and management. Read more...


Las Vegas & Salt Lake City: Their Functional Roles, Economic Bases & Their Water Issues

Two of the major cities in the U.S.'s Intermontane West are Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Let's discuss their functional roles, economic bases, and how they are both dealing with water issues. Read more...


Lessons Learned From the Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl of the 1930's was quite devastating to the Great Plains. Let's examine the factors that lead to the formation of the phenomenon known as the Dust Bowl, the damages caused by this phenomenon, and any lessons learned from this horrible event. Read more...


Native American and First Nations Claims in the Boreal Forest Region of North America

Ever since the days that European people colonized and settled the vast lands of North America, Native Americans, also known as First Nations, have been trying to make claims to their ancient homelands in order to gain more control of those areas. The same holds true for those native groups that were part of the vast boreal forest region in the northern part of the continent, that stretches from Alaska in the west to Labrador in the east. Let's give a quick history overview of these claims, as well as future impacts of these claims, both legitimate and non-legitimate claims. Read more...


Pineapple Production in Hawaii

Production of pineapples on the Hawaiian Islands has declined in the last few decades. In some places on the islands pineapple production has completely disappeared. Read more...


The Plight of America's Farmers

What are the issues at stake when it comes to America's farmers? Let's discuss their plight, and what can be done about it. Read more...


Port of Los Angeles: Increasing Importance to Overseas Trade

Why is the Port of Los Angeles becoming more important to the overseas commerce of the United States, all while the Panama Canal has become less important? There are some positives and negatives to this situation. Read more...


Protecting & Preserving the Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands have long been a tourist destination for people from both North America and Asia. What can we do to help protect and preserve its beautiful and fragile environment, even with increasing tourism, land use, and population growth? Read more...


Preserving Hawaiian Language & Culture

There has been a movement in the Hawaiian Islands to recapture and preserve the native culture and language of Hawaii. There are some reasons why this is quite important. Read more...


Proposal: How to Deal With Water Problems on the Great Plains & Elsewhere

What can be done to solve the water shortage problem on the Great Plains, while, at the same time, solve flooding and drought problems elsewhere? Check out this proposal. It may be the answer we are looking for. Read more...


The Quest for Independence: Darfur, Basque Country, & Tibet

Around the world, there are many different culturally-distint groups of people that are trying to achieve independence. This includes the Darfur region in the south of Sudan, Basque Country on the Spanish-French border, and the Tibet region in western China. These three regions will be discussed. Also, should the United States government get involved in these cases? Read more...


Rapid Growth in Florida's Cities

There are several reasons for why Florida's cities have been growing at an extraordinarily high rate. With this growth, there are both positive and negative effects to the state of Florida. Read more...


Reducing Overfishing Off the Atlantic Coast

What can be done to stop overfishing in the North Atlantic Ocean off of the coast of North America? What are the issues at stake, and what can be done to help guarantee the existence of the fishing industry into the future? Read more...


The Regions of North America

Below we will divide the North American continent into regions, give their popular regional names, and briefly describe what states or areas are included in each region. Sometimes the regional name is based on natural geography, such as mountain ranges, and that other times, they are based on culture and use of the land. This article should help you understand the geographic nature of North America better. Read more...


Rocky Mountain Mining Industry: Anaconda-Butte & Southwestern Wyoming Regions

Mining the natural resources of America's west has long been a mainstay of the economy of the western United States. It has been this way ever since people from the U.S. started settling out west. Two examples of this western mining industry, both the Anaconda-Butte Region in Montana, and the Southwestern Wyoming Region, will be explained in more detail below. Read more...


Short History of European Immigration to North America

Before the 17th century, North America was only populated sparsely by some Native American groups, which clustered mostly along the Gulf Coast, the Pacific Coast, and in Alaska, although there were some other groups elsewhere inside the continent that were more loosely scattered, and less clustered together. Starting with the 17th century, the period of European migration took place, with different European groups migrating to the North American continent, primarily the United States. Here you will find which European groups migrated to North America the most, from the 1600's to the present. You will also find each group's dominant time periods of immigration, and their reasons for their migration to the new continent. Read more...


Should the U.S. Produce Oil on Alaska's North Slope?

Should the United States be allowed to develop its oil reserves on Alaska's North Slope? We will discuss this issue, and talk about alternative energy sources, environmental problems that are connected to this issue, as well as the energy demands of American consumers. Read more...


Subregions of the Appalachian & Ozark Regions

The Appalachian and Ozark Regions of the United States are quite distinct in their geography, land formations, and culture, from other areas of the country. Several of these subregions will be described, compared and contrasted here. Read more...


The Transportation Systems of America's Heartland: How They Work Together

The area of the United States known as its Heartland have different transportation systems that work together to create a successful transportation, industrial, and economic hub. The different transportation systems will be described in more detail, as well as how they all work together. Read more...


Too Many Visitors to the Rocky Mountain Region a Problem

Although people like to travel out west, as tourists, to visit the Rocky Mountain Region, too many visitors can actually be a hazard to this region. Let's discuss some measures that could be taken to help resolve this issue. Read more...


United States & Canada: Why They Get Along Despite Their Differences

The United States and Canada have quite a friendly relationship with each other, which is quite different than you can find between neighboring countries in many other parts of the world. This is despite the fact that the governments of the two neighboring countries are quite different. Why is this? We will compare and contrast both governments, and explain why they seem to get along so well together. Read more...


Urban Crime: Its Causes and Solutions

We will discuss the definitions of crime, the major crimes committed within America’s cities, why people commit crimes, government policies that have decreased our crime rates, root causes, negative effects of some government policies, why this is an inner-city issue, as well as some other possible solutions to help lower our crime rates. Read more...


Water Controversies in the Intermontane West: the Implications

There has recently been some water controversies in the Intermontane West Region of the United States. There are many implications to these controversies for those on both sides of each issue. Read more...


What is Kudzu?

What is kudzu (pueraria lobata)? Where does it come from, and has it had any good or bad impacts on the part of the United States where it grows the most - that is, the southeastern U.S.? Read more...


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