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Geography in the News: North Korea Threatens Again

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner  Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com  North Korea’s Threats At the end of March, 2010, North Korea launched a torpedo that sank a South Korean warship, the Cheonan, killing 46 service members. More recently throughout the spring of 2013, North Korea’s youthful leader launched a tirade against South…

Gangnam Style Isn’t Just a Video—Let’s Visit the Neighborhood!

As a magazine of geography, we were interested in finding out about Gangnam: Where (and what) is it? Gangnam means “south of the river” in Korean. It’s a ritzy district that lies just below the Han river in South Korea’s capital, Seoul. To gain more insights into Gangam style, we spoke with a few former residents of Seoul.

An Ode to the Odd and Obscure

Ever heard of the Macaya breast-spot frog? Didn’t think so. It’s one of many obscure organisms that made the hundred most threatened species list, which was announced today at the World Conservation Congress.

“Mermaid” House, Crater Among Jeju Gems

Come along as I hike the remnants of a recent volcanic explosion, learn about Jeju’s women divers at a folk museum, and look for giant eels at a waterfall.

An “Ecotour” of the Conservation Congress

Not only is the World Conservation Congress tackling environmental issues, it’s striving to be environmental itself.

Fungi Need Some Love, Too

As neither animal nor plant, the fungus is often the odd organism out—but a new initiative hopes to bring attention to fungi under threat.

Google Mapping Tool Exposes Illegal Logging

Conservationists working to save forests and species on the ground are looking to the sky, thanks to mapping tools and satellites that capture Earth like never before. With video.

Exploring the Grounds of “Nature’s Olympics”

The IUCN World Conservation Congress offers a taste of Korean culture while on the job.

Caribbean Coral Reefs Mostly Dead, IUCN Says

The Caribbean’s coral reefs have collapsed, mostly due to overfishing and climate change, according to a new report released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Search to Resume for Remains of U.S. Korean War Servicemen

The U.S. and North Korea have reached an agreement concerning the search for remains of approximately 5,500 U.S. servicemen who died during the Korean War and are thought to be buried in what is now North Korea. A look back at the history of the conflict as reported by National Geographic magazine.