Robert Kunzig

The Blitz Never Quits

No one is more passionate about the BioBlitz than John Francis, vice president of research, conservation, and exploration at National Geographic and head of the large team that helps the Park Service organize the annual event. This morning Francis turned ...

Wild Hogs Roiling Louisiana Park

Jean Lafitte National Park’s Barataria Preserve, south of New Orleans, faces serious challenges. Rising seas may drown the preserve in the next century. Canals dredged for shipping and oil exploration channel saltwater into the preserve’s freshwater marsh, destroying ...

Slash Pile, Burn Pile

When you drive through Rocky Mountain National Park these days, one of the stranger things you notice—once you’ve stopped being startled by the scenery or the elk—is the enormous piles of wood along the road. They’re ...

From Tucson to the Tundra

Last year the members of the Eco Club at Sabino High School in Tucson, Arizona, were enthusiastic BioBlitzers at Saguaro National Park, their home field, where they counted things like frogs that live in small granite pools in the desert. ...

The Population Monster Knocking at our Door

Tune into @NatGeoLive at noon (EST) tomorrow for a live twitter chat with @NatGeoMag‘s Rob Kunzig. Send your questions to #7billion. Hello and happy Seven Billion Day from human #2,873,665,681! Or maybe I’m really #2,874,426,148. It depends on which of ...