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National Geographic Photo Camp Overview

National Geographic photographers and editors travel the globe, not only on assignments, but also to teach their unique craft of storytelling to young people worldwide.  Check out this new video highlighting their experience working with diverse communities:  young refugees from Jordan to post-Katrina New Orleans; kids on the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation in South…

Become a Green Tenant in 8 Easy Steps

By Avi Yashchin Do you want to be a greener homeowner or apartment dweller? Chucking your glass bottles into the recycling bin is nice — but there are plenty of other ways to be a green tenant. At CleanEdison, the largest green-collar training firm in the country, we show students how to be efficient and…

Five Signs California Is Ditching Its Car Habit

  By Suzanne Russo California is arguably one of the greenest states in the nation. Los Angeles and San Francisco both rank in the top five on the Environmental Protection Agency list of cities with the most green buildings, San Francisco was ranked the greenest U.S. city by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and the state has…

Saving Lives Is as Simple as Washing Your Hands

  By Aysia Wright Do you know what the number one killer of children under the age of 5 is? It mostly likely won’t kill you or me, and it’s as easy to prevent as washing your hands.  The answer? Respiratory and diarrheal disease, two illnesses that claim the lives of over 5 million people…

Climate Change Questions From Glacier National Park

“Climate Connections” is a video series produced by the U.S. Geological Survey, in which scientists answer questions about climate change from across the nation. The latest episode focuses on Glacier National Park in Montana, and the repercussions of global warming on the park’s eponymous glaciers.

Scientists Sound Alarm on Massive Oil Palm Development in Cameroon

The following is an open letter written by several world-class scientists on the subject of a proposed oil palm farm in Cameroon.   To whom it may concern: As established scientists with leading academic and research institutions around the world, we would like to express deep concerns about a proposed, massive oil palm development in Cameroon,…

World Water Forum Breaks Down Dam Impacts

  After a sharp drop in the 1990s, due to concerns over environmental and social impact, dam construction is once again on the rise — especially in developing nations, where the demand for water and electricity is growing. A new study released at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille on March 14th discusses the…

“Water Lives…”, An Ethereal Haiku Animation About Freshwater Ecosystems

By Rob St.John How should we value and manage our freshwater ecosystems? “Water Lives…” is a new science communication animation designed to draw attention to the important (yet largely invisible) biodiversity that underpins and sustains our freshwater ecosystems. Produced at the Oxford University School of Geography and the Environment for BioFresh — a European Union…

6 Simple Ways to Green a Small Business

By Nadine Long Not all small businesses can get LEED certification or install alternative energy sources — which still cost a pretty penny — like solar panels. Luckily, there are still plenty of ways small business owners can lessen their environmental impact without breaking the bank. In fact, a number of these changes will help…

Tiger Poachers Get Stiff Sentences

Two men received substantial prison sentences after being convicting of poaching in Thailand earlier this year. One convicted tiger poacher, a Vietnamese citizen, received four years in prison; the other,  a Thai national, received five—the most severe punishment for wildlife poaching ever given in Thailand. The men had been convicted in Thai court on February 19.…