Stories tagged "National Geographic"

May 12, 2019

One Wild Thing: The Rio Grande River

A new documentary that premiered last week doubles as both a gorgeous nature film giving the public a rare, up-close view of the rugged landscape along the 1200-mile US-Mexico border spanning the state of Texas, as well as a political film about the tragic harms to...

April 8, 2019

Two Cool Things: Great New Nature Documentaries

Environmentally-themed documentary films and TV series are having a Renaissance.  Last week, National Geographic debuted a new six-part nature series from Guillermo Navarro, the Academy Award-winning cinematographer of the feature film Pan’s Labyrinth.  The...

April 4, 2019

One Tall Thing: Tallest Tropical Tree Found In Borneo

National Geographic broke the story yesterday that a team of researchers from the U.K. this week found the world’s first 100-meter tall tropical tree in the forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo.  To put it in perspective, if this tree was...

March 28, 2019

One Fun Thing: Closing City Streets To Cars On Sunday

Every week on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. the city of Bogata, Columbia does the unthinkable — closes many of its main streets to cars.  They call it Ciclovía, or Bicycle Way, the National Geographic reports, and the people of Bogata just love it.  It gives...

March 8, 2019

Interview of the Week: Valerie Craig of the National Geographic Society

Valerie Craig is the Deputy to the Chief Scientist and VP Operating Programs for the National Geographic Society and is talking with us this week about their exciting Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge with Sky Ocean Ventures. ODP:  The Planet or Plastic NG Magazine...


One Wild Thing: UN Youth Art Contest Winner

Valerie Dou, 17, of the United States is the winner of the United Nation’s 2019 International Youth Art Contest. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored the contest in collaboration with the United Nations Convention on International Trade in...

February 4, 2019

Cory Booker’s presidential bid addresses environmental justice

Last Friday New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) announced his campaign for president. Booker, who is one of only 3 sitting African American senators, made his announcement on the first day of Black History Month likely as a symbol of his commitment to racial justice....

January 28, 2019

Southeastern Iran In the Grip of Climate Change Is a Dustbowl

Heat, drought, and debilitating dust storms have, according to National Geographic, brought much of southeastern Iran to the brink of being uninhabitable.  The temperature in Sistan and Baluchestan province is often above 110 degrees F and it never rains, but the wind...