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September 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 September issue of NGM.

The Heat is On Forum Thumbnail The Heat Is On

Glaciers melt. Droughts stretch on for years. Migration times shift. Coral reefs bleach. Ice shelves collapse. Climate change has shifted the natural rhythms and processes of our planet. What's happening to Earth's climate, and what are the implications for our future? What signs of climate change have you noticed in the flora and fauna around you? Enter>>

Indian Renaissance Forum Thumbnail Indian Renaissance

On and off reservations, American Indians are reviving their languages and traditions. They're also realizing growing economic clout—thanks to everything from manufacturing to casinos to ski resorts. In a persistent push toward self-determination, tribes are continuing to wage legal and political battles for greater control over their lands and to reclaim land lost to them long ago. What should the U.S. government do to compensate Native Americans? Enter>>

Treasure Ship Meets Perfect Storm Forum Thumbnail Treasure Ship Meets Perfect Storm

Many national laws are in place to protect archaeological artifacts discovered on land. Such laws state that it takes more than a simple find or the resources to dig to claim ownership. But outside of territorial waters, shipwreck recovery is different. Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and other deep-salvage methods are making more of the ocean accessible beyond international limits. As long as no one alive today can prove ownership, artifacts and treasures can be claimed by whoever can afford the technology to explore. Should international laws governing archaeological discoveries on land extend to the sea in international waters? Who should own the rights to the pieces of history scattered across the ocean floor? 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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