Interview of the Week: Brian Skerry, National Geographic Photojournalist

Interview of the Week: Brian Skerry, National Geographic Photojournalist

Brian Skerry is the 2019 NOGI Award Winner (“The Underwater Oscar”), the author of numerous beautiful photo books, and a fantastic Friend of the Planet.  Here are some of the highlights of our talk with him. ODP:  Tell us about how you view your work as a photojournalist and storyteller? BS:  I have always viewed […]

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One Future Thing: National Geographic Asks What Will Earth Day 2070 Look Like?

One Future Thing: National Geographic Asks What Will Earth Day 2070 Look Like?

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, National Geographic Magazine’s April issue asks the question “Where will we be 50 years from now” and looks at the answer from both the optimist’s and the pessimist’s perspective.  The result is a magazine that is equal parts of both — with one side titled “How We […]

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Want to Temporarily Escape The You-Know-What? Here’s How To “Walk In the Woods” Virtually

Want to Temporarily Escape The You-Know-What? Here’s How To “Walk In the Woods” Virtually

With more states like ours — Maryland and Virginia — joining the “shelter-in-place” club, finding a way to get outdoors but maintain the appropriate social distance is increasingly difficult in urban areas and the stress of it all can be really draining.  There is a wealth of resources to help you get outdoors — albeit virtually — if you cannot easily get to a secluded place to enjoy nature safely. If you want something bold or exotic, try a virtual expedition with a National Geographic Explorer.  Even a one-minute “walk in the woods” in silence like the one above in Federica Park on St. Simons Island, Georgia can provide instant relief from our new relative captivity.

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The Cabo Pulmo Miracle

The Cabo Pulmo Miracle

By Monica Medina, Co-Founder and Co-Publisher, Our Daily Planet I had always wanted to visit Mexico’s Cabo Pulmo National Park — I am not quite at the bucket list stage yet but I am deep into “YOLO” territory, so for my birthday this year I planned to make the trek.  Cabo Pulmo is a UNESCO […]

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The Campaign for Nature–Get To Know It!

The Campaign for Nature–Get To Know It!

If you’ve been following along with us all week then by now you’ll have a pretty good understanding of the biodiversity crisis we’re facing and why it’s so important that we protect nature. That’s where the Campaign for Nature comes in… In October of 2018,  the Wyss Foundation, a charity focused on protecting wild places, announced […]

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A Giant New Marine Protected Area In the Atlantic Is Announced

A Giant New Marine Protected Area In the Atlantic Is Announced

It may be a small speck in the giant Atlantic Ocean, but Ascension Island announced on August 24th that it would protect the nearly 170,000 square miles of its national waters — turning them into a gigantic marine protected area.  In support of that announcement, the U.K. government announced plans to set aside 7 million pounds ($8.5 million) for marine conservation in Ascension, which is a British protectorate. 

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