Entries tagged with ‘Vancouver’


Prof. Bjelland to give talk on “the greenest city in the world”

Mark Bjelland (Geography) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, February 22. His talk entitled, “Sustainable for Whom? Density, Family Life, and Commuting in the Greenest City in the World” will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Dr. Bjelland’s study explores the successes, failures, and unintended consequences of Vancouver, British Columbia’s […]


Where’s the Snow–in the Northwest

While southern Minnesota has had a relatively warm winter with little snow cover, things are quite different in the Pacific Northwest. Sea surface temperatures and atmospheric circulation patterns have been in the La Niña pattern. While El Niño features warmer than normal ocean temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, La Niña features cooler than […]