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Weather Gone Wild
Disastrous rains. No rain at all. Unexpected heat or cold. Is Earth’s climate changing dangerously?
Mountains in the Sea
They rise from the ocean floor, rarely explored by humans. A new expedition offers a close-up look.
Yemen’s Day of Reckoning
Its old ruler is gone. The new challenge: coming to terms with rebels, refugees, and al Qaeda.
The Empire Strikes Out
Rome’s walls helped set the outer limits of its power—and led to its downfall.
Mansions of the Roma Kings
Don’t call them Gypsies—a derogatory term. And don’t expect any of them to live in caravans.
This month, Peter Miller examines the causes of recent extreme weather events, and ponders the future.
The Moment: Brothers, Now & Then
While covering drought in Texas, Robb Kendrick revisited Mennonite brothers he had photographed 29 years prior.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month’s issue of the magazine.
A photo from the early 1900s shows an Inuit man with parka and umiak fashioned from animal innards.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.