Scott Ridge

Rudolf von May, a National Geographic Society grantee, studied habitat shifts and physiology of ground-breeding frogs across Andes-Amazon elevational gradients. Last month, von May’s research paper, “Evolutionary radiation of earless frogs in the Andes: molecular phylogenetics and habitat shifts in high-elevation terrestrial breeding frogs” was published in PeerJ, a leading open access peer-reviewed scientific journal....

  National Geographic Society grantee Corinne Kendall studied vulture biology and conservation at Princeton and now works for North Carolina Zoo putting her knowledge to work in on-the-ground (and in-the-sky) research in Tanzania. She’s also passionate about education, managing a teacher training program in Uganda and teaching at zoos and universities across the United States....

By Scott Ridge Over the course of 2017, we continued to invest in bold people and transformative ideas with more than 600 grants, totaling nearly $12 million. This led to amazing discoveries AND achievements by our Explorer community. Our Explorers also led the way in helping protect life on Earth through their dedication and impact. National...

The following is an excerpt from the book “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health” that was recently published by Rowman & Littlefield. By Jay Lemery, MD, and Paul Auerbach, MD “Hot and dry — they go hand in hand. As temperatures climb and rainfall diminishes, the landscape changes. Grass turns brown, leaves...

The following is an excerpt from the book “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health” that was recently published by Rowman & Littlefield. By Jay Lemery, MD, and Paul Auerbach, MD As any astronaut who has gazed down during spaceflight can tell us, Earth is a planet of water. But only 1 percent...