National Geographic

Lima's Brown Coast

Called the Costa Verde or, green coast for its once lush vegetation, today the cliff area on Lima's coast is mostly bare.

How Will Lima Slake its Growing Thirst?

Lima is one of the cities most immediately threatened by global warming. How will the Peruvian capital respond to decline of its chief source of water as its population grows and demand increases?

China's Wetland Revolution

Due to China's very rapid economic growth in the last few decades, and the impact of climate change, large parts of China's wetlands are vanishing or have already disappeared.

Dateline: Timbuktu

A slideshow presentation of National Geographic reporter Brent Stirton's reporting trip to Timbuktu. Based on an article in the January 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine. 

Abyei - Beyond the Oil Story

Sudan's Abyei region, considered a microcosm of the Sudanese struggle for national identity, will likely be critical to the success or failure of a North-South peace deal.

Kicking it in Kashmir

A black flag waved ominously over a pile of rocks next to a soccer goal, in Gani Memorial Stadium in Srinagar, Kashmir. It was June 11, the first day of the World Cup.

Ecuador Puts a Price Tag on Untapped Oil

Whether they’ve looked at the trees, the insects, or the jaguars, scientists have agreed that Yasuní National Park in Ecuador’s Amazonian rain forest is one of the most diverse places on earth. But nature left one thing underground that could seal the fate of all that life above: Nearly one billion barrels of oil.

Ecuador's Oil Demons

The Deepwater Horizon accident reminds us that oil drilling is dirty business.

Ecuadorans know this fact. They’ve lived off, and with, oil for more than three decades. For many Ecuadorans, oil promised riches but delivered ruin. Along with great wealth, for a few, it stimulated political vice and the noxious excretions.