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New Poison Frog Species Evolving Before Our Eyes, Study Says

A poison dart frog from Peru that mimics its neighbors in incredible detail is evolving into a new species, scientists believe.

Studies Link Climate Change to Recent Extreme Weather Events

New research in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society finds that climate change influenced the majority of 16 extreme weather events in 2013. Specifically, it found evidence that climate change linked to human causes—particularly burning of fossil fuels—increased the odds of nine extreme events: amplifying temperature in China, Japan, Korea, Australia and Europe; intense rain in parts of the…

C40 Makes a Splash During Climate Week

During Climate Week NYC, C40 garnered major media coverage around our activities and announcements, and we thought we’d share some highlights. Cities were a major player during the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit on Tuesday of Climate Week, where C40 and partners announced Compact of Mayorsand released new data on both the emissions reductions global cities have already…

Livestock Guarding Dogs in Southern Africa

Given the number of comments about my blog on the effectiveness of guard dogs in protecting livestock, I asked Jane Horgan, NGS Big Cats Initiative grantee to respond.  Here’s what Jane has written. Stuart Pimm Jane Horgan: Thank you all for your comments. This author is referring to programs run by NGOs throughout southern Africa as…

10 Tips for Incredible Aerial Images

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer Michael Melford works with LightHawk to make aerial photographs that support conservation. He shares some of his secrets to making the most of his opportunities to fly with LightHawk.

Team DreamQii Announced Today their PlexiDrone

This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.  Team DreamQii  announced today the IndieGoGo launch of their PlexiDrone, an ultra-portable, and intelligent, flying camera robot.   Here are…

Female Flies’ Previous Lovers Affect Size of Later Children

A female fly’s previous sexcapades can have a profound effect on how her future children look, redefining the way scientists think about inheritance in insects.

Amazing Photo of Wild Duck Cluster

The Wild Duck Cluster takes flight, to stargazers’ delight.

Missing Isotopes: What’s Happening in the World’s Highest Glaciers?

On the roof of the world in Tibet, Natalie Kehrwald and her colleagues have made a surprising discovery about climate and glaciers.

Fisherman Rescues Drowning Eagle: Explaining Viral Video

Get the story behind how a young eagle ended up struggling in the water—and how it’s faring now.

Growing the Next Generation of Botanical Pioneers

By Mike Maunder, Interim Director, The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden Two weeks ago I was in South Sudan working with East African and South Sudanese colleagues preparing a plant conservation project for the Imatong Mountains. Rivers spill out of these beautiful mountain forests providing water to huge areas of South Sudan.  Yet the forests that…

Video Time Lapse of 1,200 Miles in the Tracks of a Wolf

Before watching this video, take a moment to think about Wolf OR-7′s 2011 dispersal across Oregon and Northern California. In your mind, what do you see? Do you think of a map, maybe with lines or data on it?

Busting Indonesia’s Manta Gill Trade

This article is brought to you by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Read our other articles on the National Geographic News Watch blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world. Text and photos by iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton. Writing this from a hotel room in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, I realize…

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Swan and Eagle Take Flight

A treasure trove of starry sights fill the night skies this week.

September 28, 2014: Meeting A Mountain Legend, Skiing First-Descents in Greenland and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they break human endurance records climbing mountains, win the Google Science Fair, eat like our ancestors, ski first descents in Greenland, vaccinate our children, chase endangered hogs in Uganda, and record a dying language.