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The Strange Times of Tortoise #21

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.18.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

In the 1960's the director of the nascent Charles Darwin Research Station found that the Española tortoises, slaughtered by the thousands by 18th-century whalers, were on the verge of extinction.

Breasts: What's Barbie Got to Do With Them?

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Fiona Finn

In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.

You Can't Love the Planet if You're Not Outside Enjoying It

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Many kids are spending too much time indoors (likely in front of a screen) and not enough time outside. Wherever you are this summer, remember to get outside to connect with nature... and your kids!

Expedition Photography (for Beginners!): 9 Tips for Better Travel Photos

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Still daunted by settings and white balance, I shot in auto mode but I did try and pay attention to composition and create images that would help me tell a story.

This Is What Adventure Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.20.2014 | Green

Cory Richards' work combines discomfort and adventure and the results are sheer inspiration. In this stunning short, "A Tribute to Discomfort," Na...

Lindblad-National Geographic, a Ten-Year Expedition of Inspiration and Discovery

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Sven-Olof Lindblad, founder and president of Lindblad Expeditions, talks about the impetus behind the partnership, some of the accomplishments, and his thoughts of the future.

'Pay-As-You-Go' Solar Companies Win National Geographic Terra Watt Prize

Justin Guay | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access Just as solar leasing from the likes of Solar...

Under The Sea Of The Remote South Pacific

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Among the remote islands of the South Pacific you'll find the popular notion of paradise is alive and well: palm-framed beaches, azure seas, and welcoming islanders. Look below the seas and you'll discover some of the wildest places on Earth

12 Mesmerizing Photos From The 2014 NatGeo Traveler Photo Contest

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

Photographers from around the world are sharing their unique and mesmerizing images in an attempt to take the top prize in the 2014 National Geographi...

9 Photos That Capture The Beauty Of The World More Than Words Ever Could

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts

We all know the earth we live in is full of visual treasures too magnificent to describe. We also know that it's no easy feat to witness that kodak mo...

National Geographic's ‘Five Steps' Won't Feed The World: An Iowa Farmer's View

George Naylor | Posted 05.09.2014 | Food
George Naylor

The logic is simple: if a farmer can produce more to sell, his/her income will increase. The problem is that this is an error of logic: what's good for one may result in something that's not good for all.

Border Wars

James Moore | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
James Moore

While drug runners and police officers fire at each other on camera, community leaders shoot themselves in the foot by allowing access to these scenes. Self-inflicted wounds tend to be the worst kind.

Alaska State Troopers Who Appeared On Reality TV Show Killed

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

(Adds details, background) By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska, May 2 (Reuters) - Two Alaska State Troopers, who have been fe...

When It Comes to Wildlife Preservation, Children Are Helping Us Come to Our Senses

Dereck Joubert | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Dereck Joubert

Outrage is a precursor to action and as I look back at 44 years, I can recall the outrage and the action as it was when I was imagining it.

4 New Food Sites You Should Check Out

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.18.2014 | Taste

New food resources that are worth your time.

Want To Move Off The Grid? Here's How It's Done.

Patrick J. Kiger | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Patrick J. Kiger

So you're enamored with the dream of living "off the grid": dropping out of modern civilization completely and becoming a self-sufficient iconoclast, free of utility bills, government intrusion and other pressures of the modern world. But even for the most resourceful and determined people, it's a challenge to supply all of life's needs.

Want To Move Off The Grid? Here's How It's Done.

Patrick J. Kiger | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Patrick J. Kiger

So you're enamored with the dream of living "off the grid": dropping out of modern civilization completely and becoming a self-sufficient iconoclast, free of utility bills, government intrusion and other pressures of the modern world. But even for the most resourceful and determined people, it's a challenge to supply all of life's needs.

WATCH: Injured D.C. Snow Owl Is Given A 'New' Wing

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

If you're small, feathered and looking for someone to take you under their wing, the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota is just the place. ...

Robot Eyes Protecting From Above: Drones and Ocean Conservation

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 03.20.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

By Shah Selbe, National Geographic Emerging Explorer National Geographic Emerging Explorer Shah Selbe setting up his ArduPlane drone for some coast...

A Blustery Day On South Georgia Island

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

We're left thinking about the real hardships of the great explorers of the past, knowing we probably had that coming.

Rounding the Tip of the Antarctic Peninsula

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The Antarctic Peninsula separates the warm maritime climate of the Bellingshausen Sea to the west and the cold, dry continental climate of the Weddell Sea to the east. Thus far, we have been traveling and working along the western edge, but this morning, we crossed the tip and passed into a different world.

Success on the Antarctic Peninsula!

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The faint glow of the soon to be rising sun welcomes our arrival as we nose into Andvord Bay on the western Antarctic Peninsula.

Why Inches Matter

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has been short for almost all of her entire life (birth doesn't count, as most newborns are unusually short.) She didn't notice it much when she was growing up (or rather, growing older), because everyone in her immediate family was vertically challenged.

Smart Travel Advice: The More You Travel, the Bigger the World Becomes

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

"The world is essentially a friendly place and the people you encounter -- whatever their backgrounds and beliefs -- are more similar to you than different from you," he adds. "Ask for locals' advice and help on the road, and your journey will be enriched in unimaginable ways."

Don't Pet Rabid Dogs (and Other Smart Travel Advice)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

"I wish I could claim to be smart, but I'm not -- I only travel enough to make a lot more mistakes than the rest of you," he told me. "I've been arrested in three countries, ruined rental cars in four, and destroyed no less than five cameras in some of the most beautiful places on Earth."