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How to Change the World: PopTech’s School for Social Entrepreneurs

FrontlineSMS developer, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Ken Banks shares practical tips on what works when you want to use a simple idea to change the world. By Ford Cochran National Geographic is on Maine’s ...

Building a Health Care Network in a Ravaged Land

As a boy 20 years ago, PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Rajesh Panjabi fled civil war in Liberia with his family. Now he’s back, helping create a community health care network to serve a ravaged country. By Ford Cochran National Geographic ...

Growing Up Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau, the first son of the red-capped captain who brought deep ocean exploration into living rooms worldwide, spoke earlier this month at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium about growing up with the renowned Jacques-Yves Cousteau. By Valentine Quadrat Celebrating ...

Bioneers Seek, Share Solutions Inspired by Nature

Over the next three days, catch 2010 Bioneers Conference highlights streamed live here on Nat Geo News Watch. By Ford Cochran Kenny Ausubel coined the term “Bioneers” two decades ago to describe social and scientific innovators whose solutions to human problems ...

Chile Creates Large Marine Reserve at Sala y Gómez Island

Today, the Chilean government announced the creation of a large marine reserve around tiny and remote Sala y Gómez island in the Pacific ocean. The Waitt Foundation, Oceana, and National Geographic mounted a March 2010 expedition to document marine diversity ...

Linguists Discuss ‘Hidden’ Koro Language, Search for Last Speakers

Linguists working in India’s remote Arunachal Pradesh state have uncovered the hidden Koro language, which was previously undocumented and unknown to science. In an exclusive interview, they describe Koro’s survival, the Enduring Voices Project’s search for last ...

Cesar Millan shares rules for raising better dogs

Training a well-behaved dog begins, says Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, with a respect for canine instincts and the recognition that dogs aren’t people. By Ford Cochran Renowned “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan stopped by National Geographic’s Washington, D.C. ...

Hear Your Imagination: All Roads Festival Opens Tonight in D.C.

National Geographic’s 2010 All Roads Film Festival runs tonight through Sunday at the Society’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. By Ford Cochran All Roads debuted in 2004 to showcase the work of indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers and promote “knowledge, dialogue, ...

Tails to Toepads: Geckos Swarm National Geographic Museum

Geckos: Tails to Toepads, an exhibition featuring live geckos–some meek, some ferocious, and some just adorable–opens tomorrow at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. By Julie Crain As a longtime employee of National Geographic–clearly one ...

The health of the ocean: What’s at stake?

Renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle discusses why the health of the ocean should matter to everyone, and what individuals–including kids–can do to help make it better. By Ford Cochran National Geographic hosted a live recording ...

Who will restore the ocean?

National Geographic Fellow Enric Sala explains why a healthy reef is a landscape of fear, how our perception of what’s “natural” in marine ecosystems has evolved, and what we can do to restore balance to the seas. By Ford ...

Sala y Gómez clears protection hurdle

A Chilean Senate committee unanimously recommends making waters surrounding the remote Sala y Gómez island a marine protected area. By Ford Cochran The waters off Sala y Gómez–a tiny Pacific island about 250 miles east of Easter Island–...