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The Most Versatile Impressionist In the Forest

By Ed Yong
phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — Ernesto Gianoli wasn't the first person to work out his frustrations with a walk in the woods, but the motivation behind that walk-and its results-were certainly unusual. Gianoli studies the plants of Chile's temperate rainforests. When he goes out into the field, he usually works to a tight schedule, involving dawn-to-dusk sampling and measuring.
Think animal mimics are impressive? This vine can change its leaves to look like many different plants simultaneously j.mp/1l8dq7U
RT @scifri: A scientist goes for a walk to clear his head, finds "the most versatile impressionist of the forest" wp.me/p2ZAWY-Gpn via @edyong209
This simple vine can change its leaves to mimic many different plants at the same time. phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/24/the…
Scientist abandons plan, goes for long walk, finds forest's most versatile mimic phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/24/the…

Island Conservation in the Mozambique Channel

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com — The April 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine has a fantastic photo-essay on two French islands of the Mozambique Channel: Europa and Bassas da India. The article describes the pristine marine environments around the islands along with some amazing dive shots.
Island Conservation in the Mozambique Channel: The April 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine has a fant... bit.ly/1jIGLBI

Jennifer Hayes: A Seal Encounter Brings a Change of Heart

proof.nationalgeographic.com — Jennifer Hayes and her partner David Doubilet spent two years photographing the ecosystem of Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence for the story "The Generous Gulf", appearing in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine. For about ten days, they worked with harp seals in and under the ice near Magdalen Island.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

travel.nationalgeographic.com — Get your daily dose of outstanding travel photos. Today: Bison and mountains combine for a memorable picture.

Study Deals Blow for Biofuels as EPA Lowers 2013 Mandate

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday retroactively lowered the quantity of cellulosic biofuel required for blending in traditional fuels for 2013. In January the EPA agreed to reconsider the mandate "due to the reduced estimate of anticipated cellulosic biofuel production in 2013 that was announced shortly after EPA signed its final rule by one of two companies expected to produce cellulosic biofuel in 2013."
Study Deals Blow for Biofuels as EPA Lowers 2013 Mandate: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tu... bit.ly/1jXmeuL

USA road trip - Digital Nomad

digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com — Inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888
Follow my #Route66 road trip from the very beginning! 750 miles and counting . . . . ow.ly/w7OJD @DiscoverAmerica #travel

Sequencing Tsetse Fly Genome Reveals Surprises That May Save Lives

news.nationalgeographic.com — Jennifer Frazer Published April 24, 2014 The genome of the tsetse fly-a disease-ridden insect with surprisingly mammalian biology that stalks the people and livestock of sub-Saharan Africa-has been decoded, a team of 146 scientists announced today in Science.
My new story at Nat Geo News: Sequencing Tsetse Fly Genome Reveals Surprises That May Save Lives news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/1…

I Heart My City: Emma’s Philadelphia

intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com — Emma Fried-Cassorla can probably get away with saying she's from the City of Brotherly Love after spending most of her life there. In addition to working a day job in communications at the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, this hometown enthusiast shares her insider intel on Philly Love Notes.
RT @phillylovenotes: Why do you "heart" Philly? Here are my reasons in @NatGeo. bit.ly/1tH6bbd. Also still collecting surveys at bit.ly/1jVMDJp

Climbers Continue Up North Side of Everest

news.nationalgeographic.com — Mark Jenkins Published April 24, 2014 While the world is focused on the avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas on the Nepali side of Mount Everest last week-spurring questions about whether the climbing season will continue there-the northern, Chinese side of the mountain remains open for business.
As dead Sherpas are mourned in Nepal, Mt. Everest expeditions proceed on Chinese side on.natgeo.com/1hsi1we via @NatGeo

How Dinosaur Teeth Traveled

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — Last summer, while spending a day with paleontologist Joe Peterson and his crew at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, I was lucky enough to find a dinosaur tooth. The shiny fossil had once fit into the mouth of a beaky herbivore called Camptosaurus, and, 150 million years later, was nothing more than an isolated crown.

Viking Whalers - Photo Gallery

ngm.nationalgeographic.com — Norway reserves the right to hunt minkes. But kids don't want to grow up to be whalers.
.@marcusbleasdale won an OPC award for feature photography - original photographic storytelling executed perfectly. bit.ly/1mJ1pbj

Tamping Down On Water Use In Drought Stricken California

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com — By Meg Wilcox, Senior Manger, Communications, Ceres LANCASTER, CA - The Dawn Creek subdivision in Lancaster, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, looks like any other neighborhood scattered across California's Antelope Valley. Its neatly arrayed modern homes blend into the arid landscape, sporting hues the colors of the desert-burnt umber, sienna and ecru.
Tamping Down On Water Use In Drought Stricken California: By Meg Wilcox, Senior Manger, Communications, Ceres ... bit.ly/1faMKDi

Top 10 Family-Friendly Hikes in the U.S. Parks

adventure.nationalgeographic.com — Finding the right hike for children can be tricky: The trail needs to be safe and not too strenuous, yet interesting enough to keep the young folks' attention. As a bonus, it would be nice if the hike stimulated them to want to learn more about the place.