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June 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 June 2001 issue of NGM.

Oil and Honor at Pearl Harbor

Life in the United States changed drastically after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Factories converted production lines to support the war and opened their doors to women and African Americans. Americans exchanged ration stamps for their share of limited commodities. And a suspicious government rounded up and relocated its own Japanese-American citizens. How did the events at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, affect your life? Tell us your stories. Enter >>

Marco Polo in China

Some scholars believe the Venetian never adventured beyond Constantinople or the Black Sea and that his vivid tales were vicarious accounts of Arab and Persian explorations. But some of Marco’s observations match closely to people, places, and practices seen today. Did Marco Polo make it all up? Join the discussion. Enter >>

  Marco Polo en China

Algunos expertos piensan que el veneciano nunca se aventuró mas allá de Constantinopla o del Mar Negro y que muchas de sus vivídas aventuras son simplemente recuentos de exploradores árabes y persas. Pero muchas de las observaciones de Marco Polo son exactas a las gentes, lugares y prácticas vistas hoy en día. ¿Es que Marco Polo se lo inventó todo ésto? Únase a la discusión. Entrada. >>
Asia’s Last Lions

Despite shrinking habitat to claim as kingdom, lions reign supreme as symbols of nations and nobility. Their images adorn ancient coins, flags, and family crests. What makes this animal so universally attractive? Tell us what you think. Enter >>

EarthPulse: Touring Wild Places

Who doesn’t like to travel and explore new places? But with the increase in nature tours, attention to individual habits becomes more important. Lapses in judgment, such as disposing of waste in streams or breaking off a piece of a coral colony, can potentially affect the balance of wildlife. What are the pros and cons of ecotourism in places like the Sonoran Desert and other environmentally sensitive communities? Share your thoughts. 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 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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