The “Sea to Source: Ganges” expedition team is deploying wooden drift cards that mimic the flow of plastic waste from source to sea and engaging local communities to help track them.
Meet the winners of the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee and National Geographic GeoChallenge national competitions.
A visit to a laboratory in Honolulu, Hawaii, where a team of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are tackling the problem of ocean plastic.
Plastic has become so commonplace that it’s easy to ignore our dependence on it. A new National Geographic exhibition endeavors to change that by showcasing the global plastic waste crisis and highlighting innovators working to solve this urgent issue. The “Planet or Plastic?” exhibition builds upon National Geographic’s multiyear global initiative aimed at raising awareness about the crisis to reduce the amount of single-use plastic reaching the ocean.
Meet the all female team who will embark on expeditions to study plastic pollution in one of the world’s most iconic waterways, the Ganges river, and help identify solutions to the plastic waste crisis.
As part of the Planet or Plastic? initiative, National Geographic is on a journey to better understand and document how plastic waste travels from source to sea and to fill critical knowledge gaps. Today, we’re excited to introduce the scientific co-leads of the National Geographic Society’s “Source to Sea” plastic initiative: Jenna Jambeck and Heather Koldewey....
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, National Geographic Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist Jonathan Baillie testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at a hearing titled Cleaning Up the Oceans: How to Reduce the Impact of Man-Made Trash on the Environment, Wildlife, and Human Health? Jonathan was joined by Cal Dooley, president and...