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As part of the 2011 BioBlitz in Saguaro National Park, NG Explorer-in-Residence J. Michael Fay walked some 70 miles over seven days on a transect across park and city, noting all the plants and animals along the way. Experience the whole exhilarating journey for yourself.
National Geographic celebrates 122 years of excellence by honoring the Society’s 1st and 10,000th grantees.
NG Emerging Explorer José Urteaga reports back on his mission to protect endangered sea turtles along Nicaragua’s Pacific coast.
NG Young Explorer and NewsWatch blogger Neil Losin has just won a video contest from WWF, with a short film built around the theme of “Life. Nature. You. Make the Connection.” Watch the film and learn more about Neil and the contest.
Representatives of the nations around the Mekong River are meeting this week to make a decision regarding the construction of a large new dam that would have varied and substantial effects throughout the region. National Geographic Emerging Explorer Zeb Hogan discusses the possible impacts of the proposed Xayaburi Dam and the importance of this week’s decision.
NG Explorer-in-Residence Bob Ballard has discovered the wreck of “Titanic,” new forms of life, and pioneered incredible submarine technology in the process. Now you get to be the explorer and discover what stories and thoughts still lie beneath those trademark baseball caps of his. Join Ballard in a live video chat on the National Geographic Facebook page, Wednesday Dec. 14, at 3:30pm EST (8:30pm UT).
This week Genographic Project team members, including Project Director and NG Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells, are working with teachers at the European Council for International Schools Conference in Lisbon, Portugal to integrate the project’s educational initiative, GenoThreads into their classrooms. Learn more about the available lesson plans.
Thoreau’s essay “Walking” has inspired many a saunterer over the past 150 years, including NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay, who has made transects by foot recording plants and animals across Africa, the range of the Redwoods, and Saguaro National Park in Arizona.
The winning film by Trip Jennings and Andy Maser follows photographers as they search for the legendary “spirit bear”–a black bear with white fur–to draw attention to the beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest, which is endangered by plans to make this area the main Pacific port for oil from Canada’s tar sands.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nathan Wolfe is working to create an early warning system that can forecast and contain new plagues before they kill millions. This Friday, you can ask him all about it, live on the National Geographic Facebook page.
While famous figures continue to make discoveries and lead thrilling expeditions, a new group of National Geographic Young Explorers are laying the foundations for the future. If you’re in D.C., join us at Headquarters this Friday to meet Shannon Switzer, Neil Losin, and Emily Ainsworth.
Recently, National Geographic Facebook fans posted their questions for members of The Mountain Institute’s international expedition to a potentially dangerous new glacial lake in the Himalayas. Listen to their answers from the field and see photos from the spectacular journey.
From close-up views of unusual flowers, to rodent’s-eye-views of the world where moss is grass and grass is forest, to epic landscapes seen only by a camera attached to a kite, Anand Varma’s photographs reveal Patagonia not as it would appear if you were there, but as it would appear if you were everywhere.
John Francis has a simple hypothesis: People are part of the environment and the way we treat each other has manifested into the physical environment in the form of our environmental problems. Now 12 graduate students are helping him explore this concept and gain new insights and ideas in class and online.
In June 2011, a group of seven American students trekked into the mountains following the ancient trading trail between Thethi, Albania via the high mountain pass of Qaf Pejas, and down into Vusanje/Vuthaj, Montenegro. In the process they experienced traditional culture, saw the benefits of cross-border cooperation, and explored the many ecological issues facing the region. See photos and hear their story.