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By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Carnival Season Just Six Months Away Rio de Janeiro hosts one of the largest carnival celebrations in the world. Unfortunately, a huge fire swept through the Rio Carnival center in early February 2011, destroying thousands of costumes and floats. Three of the top 12…
After Hurricane Katrina, the population of the New Orleans Ninth Ward was cut in half. The city wants to build a high rise to bring traffic back to the community. But residents oppose a superstructure in their backyard.
How do you close a BioBlitz in the swamp outside New Orleans? For starters, you’re going to need a marching band…
Many of you know the story of St. Patrick’s Day and the shamrock, but what about St. Joseph’s and the fava bean?
Not sure what to expect at Mardi Gras, from throws to parade etiquette to dress? Your Mardi Gras questions are answered here.
On this week’s episode of National Geographic Weekend radio show, we chat with the winner from Ouray, Colorado’s ice festival mixed climbing event, then we meet The President, General Grant and several other very tall trees with bigger names, and finally, we learn just how dangerous an amorous yak can be.
Barkus is the best-known New Orleans Mardi Paws celebration.
The holidays may be over. But, in New Orleans, the party has just begun!
While some residents accept these bus tours as part of the city’s new normal, others feel they exploit the disaster without giving back.
With French names and sometimes bizarre pronunciations, navigating the New Orleans Ninth Ward can be a little confusing to an outsider.
Through losing streaks, Hurricane Katrina and a Super Bowl win, Saints fans always keep the faith.
Young Explorers Grantee Caroline Gerdes has been working in South Louisiana for her Ninth Ward Oral History Project. A Louisiana native, Gerdes explained that weathering Hurricane Isaac, and other hurricanes, is part of coastal life.
With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina at the end of the month, it is important to acknowledge the meaning behind the spray-painted markings which still remain.
Growing up in Louisiana, you are surrounded by commercialized Voodoo and Vampirism, but beyond the campy souvenirs these cultures also have very real followings.
National Geographic Education Fellows Jon Waterhouse and John Francis will gather firsthand accounts of life on the Louisiana coast long after Hurricane Katrina and soon after the Deepwater Horizon spill. Wherever you live, ideas you send their way over the next week could help shape environmental policy across the North American continent. By Jon Waterhouse…
It’s getting harder and harder to blame Mother Nature for the disasters that befall humanity. While hurricanes, floods, droughts and storm surges are natural events, to be sure, the degree of disaster that unfolds when such events strike is often now heavily influenced by human activities. When Hurricane Katrina smacked the Gulf Coast in August…