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Chaos and Confusion Following Elephant Poaching in a Central African World Heritage Site – News Watch newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
As poachers fired on forest elephants inside the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, a World Heritage Site in the Central African Republic (CAR), the impotence of foreign governments and non-governmental organizations in preventing the slaughter of wildlife amid
Explore the wilderness with us… This week we share the “golden wilderness”! The rich colors and textures of the wild can never be replaced or surpassed. Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the d
Extreme size differences among animal sexes might give a matchmaker pause, but make good evolutionary sense, according to an author of a new book.
Two Months Breaking Ice in Antarctica’s Ross Sea (Timelapse in Under Five Minutes) – News Watch newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
I’ve been on an icebreaker for almost two months now, traveling through the Ross Sea, Antarctica… To share the incredible experience of an almost infinite variety of scenes, I’ve compiled a time-lapse montage shot over the last two mo
Pictures: Take a Look Through Nature’s Most Transparent Animals – News Watch newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
A team of researchers recently announced the discovery of Cyanogaster noctivaga, a brand new species of transparent fish that lives deep in the Amazon. Indeed, with its transparent skin and dazzling blue belly, the discovery constitutes an entirely new ge
The old joke asks, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” But in the world of wildlife conservation, the big question is, “How did the animal cross the road?” And the answer is often: With the help of a bridge or tun
Vampire bats can identify other bats by their voices—just like people, a new study says.
Geography in the News: Keystone Pipeline and Canadian Tar Sands – News Watch newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com KEYSTONE PIPELINE AND CANADIAN TAR SANDS CONTROVERSY Supporters and protesters continue to lobby both the White House and U.S. Congress for and against the 1,700-mile long
Tapped Out: How Will Cities Secure Their Water Future? – News Watch newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
Today, global demands for food, energy, and shelter are putting unprecedented pressure on the resources of the planet. Water is at the heart of this crisis. In fact, more than half of the world’s cities are already experiencing water shortages on a recurr
From Great Gatsby’s West Egg to Springfield, the 10 Best Fictional Towns – News Watch newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 American novel The Great Gatsby has been made into several films and TV programs over the years. Robert Redford played the title character in 1974. In the recent HBO hit Entourage, Vincent Chase (played by Adri
“The Woman With the iPad” Disrupts Epic Mountain Gorilla Trek – News Watch newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
By Doris Schaffer After flying to Uganda, making my way to Rwanda, and actually trekking twice to visit mountain gorillas, I thought I’d be writing a travelogue describing the lush country of a thousand hills and the difficulty of getting to the gorilla h
The London Zoo recently put out a call to collectors that doubled as the animal version of a personals ad. The zoo was looking for females of the Mangarahara cichlid, a species of fish so rare that none are thought to exist in the wild, and one that is in