Is Ice Melt Altering NG Maps?

June 9, 2014---National Geographic's soon-to-be-published Atlas of the World, tenth edition, will show the most dramatic change in Arctic ice since the 1963 publication of the first edition.For more about the National Geographic Atlas of the World and how the shrinking Arctic is changing part of its look, read Shrinking Arctic Ice Prompts Drastic Change in National Geographic Atlas.

Botswana's Most Precious Resource

Emerging Explorer Alexandra Cousteau and Onkokame Kitso Mokaila discuss the importance of protecting Botswana's natural resources.

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Threats to Animals

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Adventure Photograpy

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South America

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Montana by Dirt: Summer Skiing

Adventurers Brody Leven, Graeme MacPherson, and National Geographic Young Explorer Max Lowe drive 400 miles along dirt roads from Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in search of surprising outdoor adventures. Here, they go skiing in July in the Beartooth Mountains, take a swim in a nearby lake, and camp out under the stars.Music:  "The Old Miami" by DJ BVS; "Sun Rises" by Leon SommerLearn more about the Summer Skiing Adventure in the Beartooth Mountains.This is the first of three "Montana by Dirt" videos. To watch part 2, click here. The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic’s editors. We look for pieces that emphasize National Geographic's mission of inspiring people to care about the planet. The filmmakers themselves created the content presented here. The opinions expressed are those of the filmmakers, and not those of the National Geographic Society.To submit films for consideration, please email SFS@ngs.org.

I Didn't Know That: Milking a Cow

Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips visit a state-of-the-art milking station that is fully automated and can milk 70 cows three times a day.

Mutant "Blond" Penguin Spotted in Antarctica

Travelers on a National Geographic - Lindblad expedition to Antarctica came across a leucistic chinstrap penguin. Unusual light coloring sets this penguin apart from its black-and-white brethren. Often mistaken for albinos, leucistic birds have a genetic mutation that restricts the dissemination of pigment to feathers.Click to learn more about the Antarctica expedition.Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe.Click to read more about this rare penguin.Click to see video of a mutant all-black penguin.

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How to Feed Our Growing Planet

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    Feed the World

    National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.

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