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February 2001


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 February 2001 issue of NGM.

A Mars Never Dreamed Of

With each new mission, Mars astonishes us and gives us more to think about. Recent images of the red planet’s terrain intensify debates about the presence of water and the possibility of finding life. If Mars were livable for humans, would you go there? Join the discussion. Enter >>

  Un planeta Marte jamás imaginado.

Con cada nueva misión Marte nos sorprende y nos da mas que pensar. Imágenes recientes del terreno rojo de este planeta intensifican debates sobre las posibilidades de hallar agua y vida en éste. Sí los humanos pudiéramos vivir en Marte ¿iría usted? Únase a la discusión. Entrada >>
Swamps of Jersey: The Meadowlands

Despite decades of garbage, industrial waste, deforestation, and urbanization, New Jersey’s wetlands are making a comeback, with help from preservation-minded individuals. How can nature perpetuate itself in an urban setting? Tell us your stories. Enter >>

Bushmen: Last Stand for Southern Africa’s First People

Once renowned for their extraordinary survival skills—tracking animals, locating liquid-bearing melons, reading the land—Bushmen have been pushed over time to the fringes of society and their homeland. As a culture they are dying out, along with the talents that distinguished them. Is there room for such cultures in modern society? And how is culture defined? Tell us what you think. Enter >>
ZipUSA: Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795

Sure, there’s the soft sand, sun-drunk palm trees, otherworldly lava formations, and monster waves, but what’s so great about Hawaii? Why does everybody want to go there? Share your experiences. 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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