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September 2000

We invite you to speak your mind on these hot topics and global issues plucked from the pages of National Geographic Magazine. For more on the subject go to the online feature page, or read the September 2000 issue of NGM.

The Price of Preservation

With new discoveries in the Andean foothills of Peru, questions arise about preservation of archaeological sites. Who is entitled to remains and artifacts? And should mummies be removed for study and protection from looters? Post your thoughts in Spanish or English. Enter >>

  El precio de la preservación

Con nuevos descubrimientos al pie de los Andes peruanos, salen a relucir preguntas sobre la preservación de sitios arqueológicos. ¿A quienes les tocan los restos y los artefactos? ¿Que se deberían mover a las momias para estudiarlas y protegerlas de los saqueadores es? Denos su opinión en inglés o en español. Entrada >>
The Fate of the Rana Tharus

The Rana Tharu women of Nepal are thought to be descended from the nobility of a matriarchal society. As the outside world slowly infiltrates their corner of the world, what future awaits these women and their unique culture? Enter >>
The Risk of Extinction

Are environmental concerns such as global warming, polluted waters, and endangered species indications of another mass extinction in the making? Enter >>
Dangers of Going the Distance

The human body has proven to be capable of great feats. As athletes strive ever harder to beat that next record, some turn to artificial aids. Do muscle-building supplements have their place in expanding the boundaries of human potential? Enter >>
  What Makes a Champion?

What forces drive an elite athlete? Do victims fighting back from serious accidents and illnesses also count as champions in the effort to push the limits of the human body? Enter >>
Hip Zips

Nominate your favorite zip or postal code for coverage in the pages of National Geographic. Our new magazine series—ZipUSA—takes a periodic peek at special corners of the country by zip code. We like the concept so much that we’re going global and extending our stories to include international postal codes too. So describe a weird, wacky, or wonderful locale of your own choosing—it just might make it into the magazine—and read postings from other folks too. Enter >>

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