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July 2002

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 July 2002 issue of NGM.

Forum Thumbnail America’s Nuclear Waste
The production of nuclear power in the United States has resulted in a staggering amount of lethal waste. Despite the cleanup of many smaller sites, a mind-boggling amount of nuclear waste awaits safe disposal. What are your concerns about nuclear waste? Enter>>

Forum Thumbnail Bald Eagles
Though a strong comeback in the lower 48 states means that the bald eagle may soon be removed from the endangered species list, the bird is still at risk from habitat loss, environmental pollution, lead poisoning, and renewed persecution. Should it be taken off the list? If so, how can we best protect its habitat and ensure its long-term survival? Enter>>

Forum Thumbnail Hotspots: The Philippines
Throughout the world, fragile biospheres are home to rare wildlife and species whose condition directly reflects the health of the environment. Such “hotspots” are at great risk of species extinction from loss of habitat due to logging and mining, industrial pollution, and destructive farming and fishing practices. Is calling attention to such places an effective way of preserving biodiversity? Are there better ways to achieve this goal? Enter>>

Forum Thumbnail Hip Zips
Nominate your favorite zip or postal code for coverage in the pages of National Geographic. Our 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, wonderful locale of your own choosing—it just might make it into the magazine—and read postings from other folks too. Enter>>

Forum Thumbnail Best of America
Some say America’s strength derives from its diversity of landscapes and cultures. And some say America’s finest moments come as we struggle to embody a singular ideal: that all people are equally endowed with rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. What does “Best of America” mean to you? How would you describe who we are as Americans? Join our discussion boards inspired by this special collector’s edition and share your thoughts about our land and our people. 


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