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Jane Goodall realized early on that we won’t be able to take care of animals and the environment until we’re able to take care of each other. In that spirit, the Jane Goodall Institute is asking us all to make a pledge to cultivate peace in our daily lives throughout the year.
Get field updates about photography in Patagonia, monkey fingers, the bones of saints, and infrasound volcano research.
World-class scientists from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Peru, Bolivia, Japan, the US and Europe are trekking through the Himalayas to exchange knowledge with local people about monitoring and controlling potentially dangerous new glacial lakes.
Do eco-thrill attractions actually help people learn anything about ecology? Jonathan Tourtellot visits a nature theme park in Vancouver, B.C. and gets some surprise insights about the rain forest—and about long-term thinking.
NG Emerging Explorer Adrian Seymour climbs to the top of the Honduran rain forest to capture scenes of life animal in a parallel world, right here on Earth.
After two weeks excavating ancient “sea monster” fossils above the Arctic Circle, NG Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum and his team pull one last set of bones from the Earth and bid farewell to a site like none other.
NG Young Explorer Neil Losin reveals the method behind the madness of his latest experiment catching tiny lizards called anoles in the wilds of urban Florida.
As the annual field expedition searching for Arctic sea monster fossils draws to a close, the team must decide which sites to excavate, and which to leave for future expeditions. And of course, there’s another snow storm to deal with.
With limited time for the expedition, the team must continue the work searching for and excavating fossils despite the sudden arrival of a bitterly cold and wet Arctic snow storm.
Excavations continue at Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum’s fossil finding expedition, as the weather turns surprisingly warm, and the flipper of a dolphin-like ichthyosaur is revealed by a team member on video.
Two visitors join NG Fellow Jon Waterhouse’s “Healing Journey” and experience the life of people along the Yukon River as few outsiders do. See how they were inspired and refreshed by the sights, smells, and human relationships in the region.
As the team hits the one-week mark, new discoveries continue to be made, and the team reveals how to plaster a fossil find. (Useful information to have, next time you’re digging through shale in the arctic.)
A nearby polar bear puts the team on high-alert, as plesiosaur excavations continue, and sea urchin fossils are discovered just outside camp.
Jørn Hurum’s team revels in the chance to play with plaster, as the fossils of ancient “sea monsters” are preserved after the first few days of excavations in Svalbard.
In the third update from 2011 Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum’s fossil-finding expedition in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, the team identifies several 150-million-year-old “sea monsters”.
In the second update from 2011 Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum’s fossil-finding expedition in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, the team begins to uncover the first new fossils of the season.
For the next two weeks, 2011 Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum will be leading an expedition to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, continuing the work that has yielded many spectacular fossils through the years. In the first update, the team sets up camp wary of large numbers of polar bears in the area.
Jon Waterhouse was told by native elders and tribal leaders around the Yukon watershed to “go out, take the pulse of the river.” Four years later, he returns to do more hard science and cultural renewal.
Recollections of older fishers of the local abundance of sharks in the past drives the team to search for top predators today. What they find is both encouraging and a reminder of the desperate state of much of the ocean.
Sylvia Earle Reports from the field: “Today I was able to find some patches of coral that looked really healthy, and that’s cause for hope, because if there are some that are in reasonably good condition, it means that restoration could follow…”
Following the sound of the ocean, we emerged from our pseudo-jungle onto the beach and were greeted by a sight we had not expected–marine debris.
The next morning found the expedition facing more rough conditions. With one wave following another in an unending sequence, and no island on the horizon, our team retreated to ride out the remaining hours.
On Day 1 of the trip, we boarded our new home for the upcoming week, met our crew and prepared to embark. Sitting in the berth, with expectations whirling, we had little idea of what was to come.
“Hope spots are special places like the Mesoamerican Reef that are critical to the health of the ocean, Earth’s blue heart,” said Sylvia Earle. “Our goal in exploring the Mesoamerican Reef this week is to work with the government and the people of Honduras to help protect this vital part of the Caribbean.”
Who would believe that a translucent blind salamander that dwells only in dark underground caves could force a big Texas city to not only slash its water use but make water waste illegal?
But the four-inch amphibian did pretty much just that – and that’s the crux of an unusual water story in San Antonio, where impressive conservation efforts are now being tested by one of the worst droughts in memory.