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    Waterscape Pictures

    Go With the Flow

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From expansive agricultural land and lush rain forests to rugged mountains and turbulent seas, explore the myriad landscapes that collectively cloak Earth and shelter life on it.

More About Habitats

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    Photo Gallery: Oceans

    Dive into one of the most magnificent habitats on Earth for incredible ocean photos, from rare reefs and underwater scenes to breaking waves and Antarctic icebergs.

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    Loss of Hunting Space and Habitat

    A single pride of lions requires up to 100 miles of hunting space. The Big Cats Initiative aims to address this, and other threats to the survival of these magnificent animals.


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    Zeb Hogan's Megafishes

    Learn about the Megafishes Project and see photos of amazing freshwater giants.

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    Best Trails

    From an afternoon tramp in Portland, Oregon’s urban Forest Park to a five-day trek in the Bitterroots of Idaho, these are the 30 best hikes you’ve never heard of.

How to Feed Our Growing Planet

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    Feed the World

    National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.

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The World's Water

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    Help Save the Colorado River

    NG's new Change the Course campaign launches. When individuals pledge to use less water in their own lives, our partners carry out restoration work in the Colorado River Basin.

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    Water Grabbers: A Global Rush on Freshwater

    A special series on how grabbing water from poor people and future generations threatens global food security, environmental sustainability, and local cultures.

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