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Marcus Baker: National Geographic Founder and Editor

The 33 founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s upcoming 130th anniversary this series takes ...

The Story of National Geographic Society’s Youngest Founder

The 33 founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s upcoming 130th anniversary this series takes ...

A Smithsonian Who Helped Found the National Geographic Society

The 33 founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s upcoming 130th anniversary this series takes ...

Grove Karl Gilbert, ‘A Captain Bold’

The 33 founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s upcoming 130th anniversary this series takes ...

The Other Powell: An Advocate for Geography Education

The 33 founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of National Geographic Society’s upcoming 130th anniversary this series takes a ...

How Water Footprints Can Help Us Eat Less Water

By Robin Madel and Kai Olson-Sawyer , Senior Research and Policy Analysts at GRACE Communications Foundation. How  do we get Americans to conserve water? The first step is to show just much water it takes to make the average American’s ...

The cultural challenge for cities to meet the Paris climate targets

By Paul Owens, Director of the World Cities Culture Forum Last week states, cities, major NGOs and business leaders gathered in Bonn for COP23 to collaborate on the frameworks and policy solutions that will support countries’ efforts to achieve Paris ...

The battle for Bristol Bay isn’t over

By David Aplin, interim managing director of the WWF U.S. Arctic program The last time I stood waist-deep in one of Bristol Bay’s crystal-clear streams, I was wishing I’d been wearing a pair of catcher’s shin ...

Indigenous Cultures and Hi-Tech Drones Reveal Secrets of Siberia

By Jeff Kerby Mid-July on Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula and the mosquitoes are biting my face. The big Russian helicopter that minutes ago slurped free from the tundra now floats quietly on the southern horizon. With a collective sigh, my ...