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September 7, 2014: Walking Through Conflict Zones, Driving 200 Miles Per Hour and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they dodge whales and pirates on the Indian Ocean, track poachers in Africa, find lost societies in Orkney, shed light on glowing sharks, harmonize with melting ice in Antarctica, live underwater for 31 days, follow in the pawprints of a lone wolf for 1,200 miles, and rove across the red planet.

Are Crows Smarter Than Children?

One clever young bird solved a problem that has stumped six-year-old children, according to a new study.

Kids in India Come Together to Save Tigers

In part three of a 12-part tiger series, Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup learn about an organization that’s encouraging kids to care about tigers and the environment.

Safari Lodges Support Schools in South Luangwa

Camping up a tree on the banks of the Luangwa River gave us some idea of what it’s like for Zambian villagers to live with wild animals. On the edge of the South Luangwa National Park, our tent was set up on a tree platform at Flatdogs Camp, where elephants passed below us on their…

NG Explorer Kakenya Ntaiya Honored as One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes

Kakenya Ntaiya, a trailblazer for women’s education in Kenya and National Geographic Emerging Explorer has been selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2013.

On International Day of the Girl, Proof That Education is Power

On the International Day of the Girl, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and activist Kakenya Ntaiya says that educating girls can improve both their lives and their communities.

A Place of Peace: Summer Camp for Syrian Refugee Children

Last week Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah opened a summer camp for hundreds of Syrian children refugees on the Syrian-Turkish border. For these kids, even a safe place to play is going a long way.

August 18, 2013: Saving Children in Ethiopia, Reigning In Our Sweet Tooth, and More

This week, we stop an ancient Ethiopian curse, then we explore Iran using century-old images, and finally, we power homes using gas from human waste.

America’s Youth Tells Starbucks to Say “No” to Palm Oil!

Did you know that the world’s orangutan population has declined by more than 50 percent since 1992? And did you know that this decline is largely due to loss of habitat, notably for the development of palm oil plantations? Because of our hunger for luxury items like baked goods and cosmetics, the loss of pristine…

Strengthening the Bond Between Children and Nature

Veronica Del Bianco of the Natural Leaders Network reveals the special way BioBlitz strengthens the bond between children and nature.

Hawaiian Cultural Charter School Demonstrates Food Sustainability

Kua o ka ‘La ——— the syllables roll off the tongue as only the Hawaiian language can, like the white crested waves  rolling up the black sand volcanic beaches. Literally  it means  “back of the sun”. This unique event occurred  within the sound of the surf where the school depends on the sun! This environmental…

Congo Game Ranger Conservationist Atamato Gunned Down

I was in the Congo a few months before this tragedy in association with The Frankfort Zoological Society which was awarded a $3.42 million grant from the European Union. We were tasked with writing a Master Plan for the recovery of The Kundelungu and Upemba National Parks devastated by war and corruption. Upemba,  where Atamato…

The Eighth Habit of Highly Effective People? Avoiding Summer Birthdays

A new study finds that summer babies are less likely to become CEOs.

Seeing Our Planet Through Children’s Eyes

The winners of Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest were announced today, with first prize going to eight-year-old Anastasya Vorobko from Saint Petersburg in Russia, for her image SOS! This new photo contest, which was launched earlier this summer by National Geographic photographer, Reza, in association with the Azerbaijan-based NGO, IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental…

Last Call for Entries to Youth Photography Contest

Young photographers aged 17 and under are reminded to submit their entries to the Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest 2012 by September 15. Initiated by National Geographic photographer, Reza, and the non-governmental organisation, IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action), the contest has already drawn entries from 73 nations around the globe, with…