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Laura Parker

Laura Parker

@laurajoparker

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Senior staff writer at National Geographic. Covers climate change and oceans. Seattleite, skier, backpacker, pie-maker and easy mark for a homeless cat.

Washington, D.C.
Joined on February 2012

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Nature’ engineering experts:
Beavers on the coast are helping salmon bounce back. Here’s how. https://on.natgeo.com/2H1LG6s  via @NatGeo

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Meanwhile, at the North Pole: Lightning struck near the North Pole 48 times. It's not normal. https://on.natgeo.com/2H4CKgz  via @NatGeo

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West Antarctica is melting—and it’s our fault https://on.natgeo.com/2GWCEaX  via @NatGeo

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Victoria Jaggard 💀
1 week ago

Fun feline science fact for #InternationalCatDay - Genetically, cats have changed very little in the past 8,000 years or so, except for the rise of the distinctive tabby coat. #natgeostaff https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/06/domesticated-cats-dna-genetics-pets-science/ 

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Susan Goldberg
6 days ago

Amelia Earhart would be astonished at the technological wonders being marshaled to discover her fate. Our @NatGeo exclusive aboard the ship searching for her, 82 years after she disappeared without a trace. https://on.natgeo.com/2H3QTL1 

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National Geographic
1 week ago
In February with @SkyOceanRescue, we launched the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge to find solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. Today, we’re excited to introduce the 24 finalists who will compete for a share of $1.5 million in awards and investment.

In February with @SkyOceanRescue, we launched the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge to find solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. Today, we’re excited to introduce the 24 finalists who will compete for a share of $1.5 million in awards and investment.

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Major river sees 100-year lows, threatening food supply https://on.natgeo.com/310MY9k  via @NatGeo

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More moon news from our own Michael Greshko:
What is a 'black moon', and how often does one happen? https://on.natgeo.com/2KjKWKZ  via @NatGeo

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Here's a cool map, our specialty:
See a different endangered animal in every U.S. state https://on.natgeo.com/2KeiKck  via @NatGeo

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Doug Main
2 weeks ago
Whoa, this interactive map of endangered species in EVERY STATE is very cool, and took a lot of effort and time. Check it out. By my @NatGeo colleagues @natashaldaly & @snwalljasper https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/07/endangered-species-in-every-US-state-interactive-map/ …

Whoa, this interactive map of endangered species in EVERY STATE is very cool, and took a lot of effort and time. Check it out. By my @NatGeo colleagues @natashaldaly & @snwalljasper https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/07/endangered-species-in-every-US-state-interactive-map/ 

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Raccoons are rapidly spreading across Earth—and climate change could help https://on.natgeo.com/2Kcmwmn  via @NatGeo

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Next up in our series on plastic products: hard plastic clamshells:
This common plastic packaging is a recycling nightmare https://on.natgeo.com/2K533Eh  via @NatGeo

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This quiet region in Guatemala is an unlikely epicenter of migration https://on.natgeo.com/2KbwBjo  via @NatGeo

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Researchers investigating microplastics in drinking water https://phys.org/news/2019-07-microplastics.html 

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The search continues...
Robert Ballard found the Titanic. Can he find Amelia Earhart’s airplane? https://on.natgeo.com/2JXEw3U  via @NatGeo

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Rebecca 🌓 Boyle
4 weeks ago

This is probably the best #Apollo50th entry you’ll read. By Michael Collins. (Yes, that one.)

Kudos @michaelgreshko https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/dear-columbia-apollo-11-astronaut-michael-collins/ 

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Where lions once ruled, they are now quietly disappearing https://on.natgeo.com/2XRhiX3  via @NatGeo

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Susan Goldberg
1 month ago

We created a groundbreaking moon map 50 years ago, when Apollo 11 landed. Now, it’s cooler than ever: We’ve updated it with the last five decades of exploration. So proud of our @NatGeo cartographers! #Apollo50th https://on.natgeo.com/2KP4xEz 

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Susan Goldberg
1 month ago

Once one of the wettest places on earth, India’s water is running dry, with the fates of 1.3 billion people and rich biodiversity hotspots riding upon increasingly unpredictable rains. Our @NatGeo report https://on.natgeo.com/32pBEFf 

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Susan Goldberg
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Six years and 16 million footsteps ago, our @NatGeo writer @PaulSalopek began his walk around the world. Everywhere, he meets striving people on the move, all of us living “in the golden age of human migration.” Join us on @outofedenwalk https://tinyurl.com/yxwzl4th 

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