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Young Explorer Alizé Carrère searches for a silver lining in what might otherwise be a tale of irreversible hardship.
Big problems call for big solutions, and there has been a lot of talk recently about how to address the big problem of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. The answer is simple. Eat them.
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.
Young Explorer Cara Brook is in Madagascar studying the impact of human land development on biodiversity and how it could potentially spread infectious diseases that are transmitted from animals to people…diseases like the bubonic plague.
NG Young Explorer Julia Harte documents the culture of the Marsh Arabs of Southern Iraq through text and photos, as well as a video shot and edited by team member Anna Ozbek.
While a massive blossoming transforms one of the most unusual environments on Earth, take a closer look at how the Joshua Tree landscape formed, and how it’s changing as a result of pollution and increased wildfires.
NG Young Explorer Julia Harte begins her expedition northward along the Tigris River, where she will examine the impacts of Turkey’s Ilısu Dam, with initial glimpses at water issues in Southern Iraq and an introduction to the heated controversy surround the dam.
Though farming has provided year-round crawfish, Louisianans abide by spring traditions.
A breathtaking, albeit often overlooked extension of the California coastline, filmmaker and Young Explorer Justin DeShields will conduct a 1,000-mile transect of the Baja Peninsula, intimately documenting the beautiful expanses of waterfront between major cities.
After six hours of bushwhacking up a trail-less mountain side, Marty and Ross come upon a breathtaking sight- the Northern Patagonian Ice Field.
Not sure what to expect at Mardi Gras, from throws to parade etiquette to dress? Your Mardi Gras questions are answered here.
Follow along as Young Explorer Grantee Sarah Calhoun discovers the rhythms of live among traditional fishermen, hoping to use their knowledge to better monitor and protect their beautiful natural environment.
Barkus is the best-known New Orleans Mardi Paws celebration.
Young Explorers Marty and Ross have arrived at the Future Patagonia National Park- track their progress via their LIVE interactive map as the push through the wilderness!
Many kids wonder how Santa will find their house, but in Cajun country children know Papa Noel will find them.
While some residents accept these bus tours as part of the city’s new normal, others feel they exploit the disaster without giving back.
National Geographic Explorer Neil Losin and his colleague Nate Dappen are planning an expedition to Africa’s Rwenzori Mountains, one of the few places on Earth where glaciers can be found on the equator – and you can help them make their expedition happen!
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.
At the end of their Spanish lizard-photographing expedition Neil Losin and Nate Dappen stumble on lizards of such a variety of color that it blows the biologists’ minds.
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.
After several weeks of lowering thermometers down wells in Northern Peru, the team takes a break and gets ready to analyze data from hundreds of sites in order to create the first geothermal map of the area.