This week, we learned …
People who expressed the greatest concern about the environment “were most supportive of government climate policies, but least likely to report individual-level actions.”
Illustration by Tom Zeller, Jr., National Geographic
Get some ideas for going green yourself.
Click above to play old-school Oregon Trail!!! Illustration courtesy MECC
Follow the Oregon Trail with our successful educational map.
A conspiracy of cartographers?
Map by Yom, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0
Learn more about these enigmatic “First Rulers of the Mediterranean.”
Illustration by Karl Martens, National Geographic
Can we count you in during the Year of the Bird?
Photograph courtesy Rita Claire Mike-Murphy
Where can you find Inuktitut speakers?
Map by Agnes Stienne
How is Ethiopia’s dam-building impacting Egypt?
In southern Jordan, our correspondent found a rural area that felt neglected by the government and had been the site of sustained protests not many years ago. Today it is the site of a commercial wind farm, an innovative marriage of emerging green power technology with a hopeful start to curing social inequities.
Photograph by Joe McNally, National Geographic
Use our activity to hold your own debate among wind-energy stakeholders.
One of the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy is a refugee from the Large Magellanic Cloud, bottom right.
Photograph by ESA/Gaia/DPAC
Where is the invasion taking place?
Rats were an invasive species that decimated South Georgia’s native and migratory bird populations. No more!
Photograph by Maria Stenzel, National Geographic
What does a Nat Geo expert think of South Georgia Island?
Photographs courtesy Zhe Tan, Shengfu Chen, Xinsheng Peng, Lin Zhang, Congjie Gao. “Polyamide membranes with nanoscale Turing structures for water purification” Science, Vol. 360, Issue 6388, pp. 518-521 DOI: 10.1126/science.aar6308
How is one educator helping guide students to a better understanding about water quality, water filters, and water access?
In 2016, 47% of national income was received by the wealthiest 10% of Americans. Graph by World Inequality Lab
What is globalization?