National Geographic - Archive (blog)

2019
January
15,
2019
As part of the Planet or Plastic? initiative, National Geographic is on a journey to better understand and document how plastic waste travels from source to sea and to fill critical knowledge gaps. Today, we’re excited to introduce the scientific...
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2018
December
28,
2018
This year marked the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. Over the last century, the law has saved millions, if not billions, of birds from depredatory human activities. In hono...
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December
24,
2018
This morning on the “Today” show, photographer and 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Joel Sartore announced the 9,000th species to board the National Geographic Photo Ark — the Bandula barb. Freshwater animals, like the Bandula b...
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December
21,
2018
On Christmas Eve 1968, the world watched and listened as astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders orbited the moon. The team sent back pictures of the moon and Earth while reading passages from the book of Genesis, closing with the fo...
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December
20,
2018
The Titanic, still shrouded in mystery, holds stories of loss and resilience. Stories that even a century later continue to resonate with us. For decades, National Geographic has shared the narrative of the ship from its voyage to its discovery a...
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December
12,
2018
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, the Argentine Congress passed a bill that established two new marine protected areas (MPAs). Yaganes, south of Tierra del Fuego, and Namuncurá-Burdwood Bank II, in the south Atlantic, encompass a combined 98,000 square ki...
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November
28,
2018
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 the government of Indonesia announced the rescue and relocation of a female Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan. The search and rescue operation was undertaken by the National Geographic Society-supported Sumatran Rhino Rescue in...
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November
20,
2018
National Geographic Explorers traveled to Miami, Florida, on Nov. 9 and 10 to speak at the inaugural National Geographic On Campus event held in partnership with the University of Miami (UM). On Friday, more than 500 students filled UM’s Shalala Cent...
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November
07,
2018
With the holidays around the corner, it’s difficult to get the sumptuous meals we are about to consume in a few weeks off our minds. But, have you ever stopped to consider where the food on your table comes from? Unlike the bounty of food that adorns...
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November
05,
2018
This post is by National Geographic Fellow and leader of the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project Dr. Steve Boyes. ...
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October
30,
2018
At the National Geographic Society, we’re mad about maps, so it was understandably difficult to choose just a few from our archive. But to commemorate 130 years since the first time we published a map, we thought we’d do just that. Curated by our own...
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October
25,
2018
Planetary scientist and astrobiologist Kevin Peter Hand has been a member of the National Geographic family since 2011, and his field work has taken him to the most extreme environments on Earth. Working in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Han...
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October
25,
2018
These 10 critters photographed for the National Geographic Photo Ark represent some of the most unique and endangered species in Asia. That’s why the National Geographic Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have teamed up to help protec...
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October
25,
2018
On Monday, Oct. 29, National Geographic is hosting an education summit that will showcase the many ways the organization is enhancing teaching and learning in classrooms across the country. The event will feature innovative strategies designed to ...
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October
23,
2018
We asked, educators answered! The National Geographic Society put a call out to National Geographic certified educators to share how the certification experience has shaped their teaching by using the #NatGeoCertified hashtag on social media. The...
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October
16,
2018
Learning® magazine started the Teachers’ Choice Award Program in 1994 and it is the only awards program that is exclusively judged by classroom teachers. The magazine’s teacher evaluators use each product in their classrooms, and winners are selected...
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October
12,
2018
This Sunday on CBS at 7:30 pm ET, 60 Minutes is scheduled to air a story on photographer and 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Joel Sartore. The story profiles Sartore and his amazing quest to document all of the approximately 12,00...
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October
10,
2018
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, National Geographic Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Jonathan Baillie testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at a hearing titled Cleaning Up the Oceans: How to Reduce the Impact of ...
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October
03,
2018
Virtual reality (VR) has proven to be a powerfully immersive medium with the capacity to take its viewer anywhere and at any time solely through the use of a VR headset. The National Geographic Society has invested in VR and other cutting edge techno...
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September
26,
2018
One year after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast, National Geographic Photo Camp was in Houston, Texas, helping local high school and college students tell their city’s story of loss, rebuilding and community. National Geographic joine...
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September
06,
2018
National Geographic’s fall/winter 2018-19 live event lineup transports audiences from Washington, D.C., to the most remote areas of Africa, the deepest yet-to-be explored parts of our ocean, the deserts of ancient Egypt and the hoodoos of Bears Ears ...
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July
18,
2018
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the National Geographic Society announced today the selection of the 2018-2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. They are: Jennifer Gil,...
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July
17,
2018
Yesterday, Microsoft and National Geographic Society announced a new, joint grant program that will equip explorers working on the most challenging environmental issues of the 21st century with the most advanced technologies available today. “AI for ...
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July
10,
2018
For 130 years, the National Geographic Society has been exploring the planet, making new discoveries and inspiring people around the world to create positive change. To accelerate transformative change and exponential solutions to the world’s biggest...
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June
25,
2018
The theme of this year’s National Geographic Explorers Festival was “Connecting to Ignite Change.” This theme was present in all the panels, activities, and conversations that were had on stage, as well as in the energy of the party, film festival, a...
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June
04,
2018
For 130 years, National Geographic has been working to help explain the world and all that’s in it, supporting storytellers who help shine a light on the shared human experience and demonstrate the power of science and exploration to change the world...
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May
24,
2018
Last year, the National Geographic Society and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) launched the National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellowships, which support on-the-ground conservation efforts to help save species featured in the National Geographic P...
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May
21,
2018
WHO/WHAT: The preliminary round of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee was held today, Monday, May 21. The top 10 finishers — from the field of 54 state-level champions who took part in the prelims — will compete in the final round to be held ...
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May
07,
2018
Each year, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions select a group of highly respected educators from the United States and Canada as Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of their commitment to geographic education. As the 12th group of Natio...
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May
04,
2018
With the addition of the Pyrenean desman, National Geographic Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore is about two-thirds of the way toward completing his quest to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. ...
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