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National Geographic News
  Updated Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:25:59 -0000
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Opinion: It's Time to Stop Thinking That All Non-Native Species Are Evil
Description: Have we been obsessing too much about invasive species? Is it time to stop hating them and focus on more important things—like preventing extinction?
Video: How (and Why) to Sail a 19th-Century Whaling Ship
Description: A modern crew learns the secrets of sailing a restored New England whaling ship.
Dramatic Pictures of Recent Sinkholes Reveal Hazards Lurking Below
Description: Natural and human-caused sinkholes have swallowed cars and houses in Florida, Minnesota, England, China, Latin America, and beyond.
As Fiery Accidents Pile Up, U.S. Proposes New Rules for Oil Trains
Description: The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out long-promised standards on Wednesday.
Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping Lanes, Raising Threats
Description: Popular spots for blue whales off the California coast overlap commercial shipping lanes, a new study finds.
American-Born Gangs Helping Drive Immigrant Crisis at U.S. Border
Description: Central America's spiraling violence has a Los Angeles connection.
Report: Gulf and Atlantic Coasts Not Prepared for Sea-Level Rise
Description: The National Research Council warns that U.S. coasts are at risk of flooding and storm damage, thanks to climate change.
Map: No-Fly Zones and Restricted Airspaces
Description: Israel and eastern Ukraine join the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's list of places with flight prohibitions.
Causes of Deadly Washington Mudslide Revealed in Scientific Report
Description: The report says that logging in the area may have played a role.
First Nation Tribe Discovers Grizzly Bear "Highway" in Its Backyard
Description: Canada's Heiltsuk people discover more grizzlies living in their midst than they thought.
Smallpox and Anthrax Scandals Cap History of Fumbling Dangerous Materials
Description: The CDC, NIH, and FDA have mishandled hazardous materials, but they aren't alone.
At Crash Scene of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Rebels Blame Ukraine
Description: In rebel-held Ukraine, the fighters searching for bodies are adamant Ukraine is to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Gaza's Tunnels, Now Used to Attack Israel, Began as Economic Lifelines
Description: Citizens of Gaza have long used tunnels as economic lifelines. Now Hamas is using them to attack Israel.
What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire?
Description: As summer wildfires burn a million acres in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, some of the wild animals that live there have evolved to cope with—and even thrive after—the flames.
The Battle to Be King of the Lumberjacks
Description: In a hail of wood chips and sawdust, beefy woodsmen at the U.S. lumberjacking championships show that experience matters in the "original extreme sport."
The Denali Climb That Became One of the Deadliest
Description: A 1967 expedition to the top of Denali (Mount McKinley), America's highest peak, turned tragic when seven members of a 12-man team lost their lives in a storm.
Pictures: Celebrating Ramadan Around the World
Description: This month many of the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will celebrate Ramadan with fasting and prayer.
Los Angeles River: From Concrete Ditch to Urban Oasis
Description: It's mostly treated wastewater. The rapids aren't much. But a $1 billion restoration offers hope for the river's future.
Malaysian Airliner Downing Hits AIDS Research
Description: The loss of at least a half-dozen AIDS researchers in the Malaysia Airlines tragedy has hit the research field hard.Friday
Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues
Description: Centuries-old corpses cast into Danish bogs may have been revered travelers, researchers reveal.
Wildfires Intensify in Pacific Northwest as Winds Rise
Description: Fires burn significant areas in Washington and Oregon.
Best Space Pictures: Ancient Cluster of Stars, Heavy Metal on Mars, and Europa's Frozen Bars
Description: Astronauts welcome new supplies and summer brings beautiful skies in the week's best space pictures.
Why Are Scientists Building an "Ocean" in the Middle of a Desert?
Description: Researchers are building a miniature version of the Gulf of California in Biosphere 2.
Can Drones Fight Illegal "Pirate" Fishing?
Description: Conservationists test unmanned aerial vehicles in Belize and California.
First U.S. Chikungunya Virus Infections Take Hold
Description: A mosquito-borne disease that usually affects travelers to Asia and the Caribbean has established itself in North America.
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