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March 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 March 2001 issue of NGM.

The Green Abyss: Megatransect Part II

To survey the condition of wildlife, J. Michael Fay and his crew faced exhaustion and disease to trek across 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers) into the uncharted reaches of Africa. Are such pursuits worth the risks? Share your thoughts. Enter >>

  El Abismo Verde: Megatransecto Parte II

Para estudiar el estado de la vida silvestre, J. Michael Fay y su equipo enfrentaron agotamiento y enfermedades—algunas mortales—para cruzar 1,200 millas (1,900 kilómetros) hacia las inexploradas extensiones de Africa. ¿Valen la pena estas misiones dado los riesgos? Únase a la discusión. Díganos por que. >>
The Treasured Islands of Palmyra

Untouched since World War II and now protected by the Nature Conservancy, uninhabited Palmyra Atoll may be the closest thing to a Pacific paradise. Protecting this island—which most people will never visit—is costly. What is the value of maintaining such pristine places? Join the discussion. Enter >>

Indonesia: Living Dangerously

Geographically fragmented Indonesia is home to four major religions and hundreds of ethnic groups with various languages and cultures. How do countries with highly diverse populations remain united? What does your country do to ensure the inclusion and compatibility of all its people? Tell us about it. Enter >>
EarthPulse: Insatiable Appetites

Emissions from fossil fuels are rising at alarming rates worldwide increasing smog, ozone depletion, and global warming. How can we reduce our use of coal, oil, and less-harmful natural gas? What safer renewable alternatives can we use to power the planet? Enter >>
Hip Zips

Nominate your favorite 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 as well. 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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