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Data courtesy World Wildlife Fund

Oceans and Seas

Containing 97 percent of all water on the planet, these vast habitats are home to some of Earth's most diverse plant and animal populations and have yet to be fully explored.

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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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National Geographic Magazine

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    Pollinators

    They are the Earth’s pollinators. And they come in more than 200,000 shapes and sizes.

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    Age of Man

    It’s a new name for a new geologic epoch—one defined by our own massive impact on the planet.

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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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