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2014-09-30 20:22:04

Winning Submission, "Get Pumped About Nature," Earns $50,000 to Fund Expedition WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selected by public votes, Charlie Engelman will advance his dream expedition. His winning project, "Get Pumped About Nature," will allow him to travel the United States to encounter extreme nature and share his educational experiences through an interactive website and regular films and vlogs. Awarded the $50,000 Expedition Granted prize by National...

2014-09-26 20:20:56

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulcan Productions, Paul G. Allen's award-winning media company, has signed on as a partner of the Oceanic Preservation Society's (OPS) unprecedented and innovative documentary Racing Extinction by Academy-Award(®)-winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove). Vulcan will oversee all aspects of a global social impact campaign to engage and activate audiences to see the film and take action on mass species extinction and climate change. The...

2014-09-26 08:22:43

Consumers adopting some sustainable behaviors, but change not keeping pace with concern, 18-country survey reveals WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new global analysis released today by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan finds that concern about environmental problems has increased in most countries surveyed, and that more people now expect global warming will negatively affect them during their lifetime than in 2012. Despite this, National Geographic's...

2014-09-25 12:22:48

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a partnership with the National Geographic Society to utilize data produced on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory capable of developing images to inspire and educate from humankind's greatest learning platform. This follows a prior announcement between CASIS and the United Nations Operational Satellite...

2014-09-16 08:40:09

From Health Care to the Environment to Bio-Energy, 10 Finalists Have Defined Their Ultimate Dream Expeditions for Public Consideration WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a new era in exploration, as exemplified by the 10 Expedition Granted finalists selected by National Geographic Channel (NGC). In this socially fueled competition to find the next generation of explorers, one would-be Indiana Jones is a step closer to being granted a $50,000 dream...

2014-09-12 12:24:07

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of President Obama's announcement that the United States' war on terror is far from over, with new air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, and limited troops being deployed to support the Iraqi and Kurdish forces, the National Geographic Channel today releases a clip from its new documentary, American War Generals, in which retired Gen. Colin Powell reflects on the U.S. military's role in creating a democracy in Iraq and...

2014-08-27 12:28:40

Explorer featured on the cover of National Geographic Learning fourth grade science textbooks to introduce students to a rare predator from Madagascar NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To engage students and bring science education to life, Dr. Luke Dollar, a Conservation Scientist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer will be speaking with fourth graders about his extensive work studying the fosa, a rare, carnivorous predator species native to the island of...

2014-08-26 12:26:55

100,000 students in 12 districts to use Cengage Learning's NGL reading and language arts programs BOSTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 100,000 middle and high school students in Florida will use learning materials from National Geographic Learning (NGL) when they return to school this Fall. The state's three largest school districts - Miami-Dade, Broward County and Hillsborough County - and nine other districts in the state, have adopted NGL's Inside and/or Edge reading and...

2014-08-19 23:14:21

A $10,000 grant will be awarded to a marine conservation-focused citizen science project by National Geographic Society Explorers, Red Bull Athlete and OTUSA Skipper Jimmy Spithill, Rod and Heidi Roddenberry, and Swift Engineering. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 National Geographic Society Explorers, Red Bull Athlete and OTUSA Skipper Jimmy Spithill, Rod and Heidi Roddenberry, and Swift Engineering have teamed up to identify and implement innovative solutions for creating a more...

2014-08-05 16:22:23

IAN ZIERING -- NOPE! MOCKUMENTARIES -- NOPE! SCARE TACTICS -- NOPE! WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SHARK!!! It is one of the most feared and misunderstood animals in the ocean, but the scare tactics and mockumentaries are best left to others. Nat Geo WILD is dedicating an entire week to celebrating awesome jaws with wall-to-wall shark action and fun facts about the amazing species and their vital role in the ecosystem in the second annual SharkFest, premiering...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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