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April 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 April issue of NGM.

Chasing Tornadoes Forum Thumbnail Chasing Tornadoes

Many of the storm chasers tearing down America's highways are doing it as a hobby; some are even tourists on expert-led tornado-chase trips. Due to the risks involved—car accidents, lightning, flying debris—should enthusiasts stay home and leave the tornado chasing to scientists? Enter>>

Cranes Forum Thumbnail Cranes

Migrating cranes journey the world each year, capturing the hearts of humans along the way with their beauty in form and motion, their dance, their mating rituals. Self-styled "craniacs" become life-long enthusiasts. What is it about these animals that captures the imagination so strongly? Have you ever seen the spectacle of a crane migration? Have you ever witnessed the migration of any bird that had an effect on you? Share your thoughts and experiences. Enter>>

Valley of Death Forum Thumbnail Valley of Death

In the Hukawng Valley tigers aren't just hunted, they are also chased out of their habitat by gold miners and starved by hunters who kill the wildlife they eat. With so many similar pressures everywhere, how can mankind live in harmony with the natural world? Will we ever really attain balance with nature? Wherever you live—city, suburbs, rain forest—offer your opinions on what works and what doesn't. 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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