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GPS is Tracking West’s Vanishing Water, Scientists Surprised to Learn

news.nationalgeographic.com — Michelle Nijhuis Published August 21, 2014 Throughout the western United States, a network of Global Positioning System (GPS) stations has been monitoring tiny movements in the Earth's crust, collecting data that can warn of developing earthquakes.
Aug 21, 2014

#GPS is Tracking Vanishing Water in Western U.S., Scientists Surprised to Learn on.natgeo.com/1mqxa50 via @NatGeo @nijhuism

Aug 21, 2014

RT @nijhuism: Cali ag interests don't want you to know how much groundwater farmers are using during #drought. Too bad: news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/1… @NatGeoMag

Aug 21, 2014

How much water has the U.S. drought stolen? Equal to a 4 inch deep puddle from the Rockies to the Pacific on.natgeo.com/1mqxa50 via @NatGeo

Aug 21, 2014

RT @NatGeo: GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West: on.natgeo.com/YF2es8

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Q&A: Photographer in Liberia's Ebola Zone Encounters the Dead-But Also Moments of Joy

news.nationalgeographic.com — Diane Cole Published August 21, 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore has covered wars in Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq, among other places. But when he arrived in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia this month to report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, he faced dangers of a different order.
Aug 21, 2014

Q&A: Photographer @jbmoore6400 in Liberia's Ebola zone encounters the dead—but also moments of joy on.natgeo.com/1weBtK3

Has the Atlantic Ocean Stalled Global Warming?

news.nationalgeographic.com — Jane J. Lee Published August 21, 2014 Temperatures at Earth's surface aren't rising as fast as they did in the 1990s, even though the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continues to increase steadily.

The Daily Dozen: Best of July

tumblr.com — 161,385 photos were uploaded to Your Shot in July, all of which were considered for the Daily Dozen. Here are our favorites from the month.

Young Farmers in the Western U. S. Adapt to a Water-Scarce Future

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com — Sipping raw, whole, grass-fed milk is a bit like tasting fine wine: a familiar experience, but much more special. That was my feeling when I drank a glass from De Smet Dairy in Bosque Farms, New Mexico, a small town nestled in the middle Rio Grande Valley.

Traveler 50 -- National Geographic

travel.nationalgeographic.com — From the October 2014 issue of Traveler magazine We all know our world is increasingly urbanized, but what makes a city smart? A sense of place, for starters, says Ian MacFarlane, consultant for National Geographic Channel's Smart Cities program. "A city needs a heart and soul-typically the center, where people congregate for work and leisure.

Down Under -- National Geographic Traveler

travel.nationalgeographic.com — By Carrie Miller Photographs by Michael Melford From the October 2014 issue of Traveler magazine "Shark on!" I drop my forkful of eggs and bolt out of the lounge, pinballing off the carved wooden pillars of the Princess II as the boat rolls gently in the open swells of the southern Indian Ocean.
Aug 21, 2014

Go cage diving w/great white sharks in south Australia in Oct's issue of @NatGeoTravel and here online: ow.ly/Azlm2

50 Years of Wilderness

ngm.nationalgeographic.com — There are 758 so far in 44 states, covering 5 percent of the U.S.--a total of 110 million acres. Wilderness areas are in national parks or on other federal land, but they have added protection: In general no roads, vehicles (even bikes), or permanent buildings are allowed.

Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire

channel.nationalgeographic.com — Baltimore, a once prosperous city, lost many of its jobs along with its steel mills. In return, the city developed one of the biggest heroin problems in the country. For many of those that remain amid the poverty and abandoned homes, the "Heroin Hustle" is the way of life.

Temperature Key to Crocs in the Sea

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — Evolution is great at producing novelty. Every organism that has ever lived - from the first cell to the grass on your lawn and the blue whales in the sea - is a testament to that. But evolution can also repeat itself.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @edyong209: Permanently seagoing crocodiles evolved on five separate occasions before going extinct. @laelaps explains why phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/20/tem…

Aug 20, 2014

Permanently seagoing crocodiles evolved on five separate occasions before going extinct. @laelaps explains why phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/20/tem…