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February 2004


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 issue of NGM.

Canada's Great White Bears Forum Thumbnail Canada's Great White Bears

Disaster can strike when humans and bears cross paths. When communities encroach into bear territory, bears attracted by the scent of food may attack people and cause injury or death. Tourists observing bears in the wild also face the same dangers. In such scenarios, what should happen to a bear when it attacks a human? Enter>>

Lost Outpost of the Inca Forum Thumbnail Lost Outpost of the Inca

Each time archaeologists discover a site, they risk losing priceless artifacts and data when the location is compromised by looters. What can be done internationally to discourage thieves from looting and selling on the black market? Enter>>

The Case of the Missing Carbon Forum Thumbnail The Case of the Missing Carbon

Most scientists agree that carbon emissions contribute to global warming, the outcomes of which are a number of predicted changes to the planet. Such effects range from mild to dramatic: extremely hot summers, increasingly fierce storms, altered rainfall patterns, shifts in species viability, vanishing coral reefs, spreading deserts, and changing patterns of heat currents. What are your concerns about global warming? Would you be willing to make changes to your lifestyle to slow down its effects? Enter>>

Hip Zips 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>>

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