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Photograph by James L. Amos, National Geographic Image Collection
National Geographic Magazine
March 2020
The End of Trash
By Robert Kunzig
Companies in Italy are turning out designer dresses that don’t require new materials, such as this dress – made from the cleaned and shredded remains of discarded clothes. What else can this circular economy encompass?
Photograph by Luca Locatelli

Two thirds of everything we take from the Earth is wastedIt doesn’t have to be that way. Can we save the planet by reusing all the stuff we make? A special report travels the world in search of circular-shaped solutions to energy, machines, food and more.

Also in the March 2020 edition of National Geographic:

Surviving Boko Haram 276 schoolgirls were abducted from Chibok, Nigeria. Many are still missing. Some came home. 
The secrets of bees the complex life of a species we rely on.
Art from Agar once an ingredient, then a medium for bacteria, now a canvas for a new culture of expression.
Bikepacking the west it’s backpacking on wheels, and this trail was born for it.
 

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Japanese macaques | Female explorers | Mudskippers | Ice bubble tales 

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Chibok girls | Bees | Ice bubbles | Vertical farms | Bikepacking | Macaques
Photograph by National Geographic

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What is the Day of the Dead?

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colourful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons). Learn how the Day of the Dead started and the traditions that make it unique.

TRAVEL

The Cool List: celebrating the reasons to travel in 2020

Plotting your travels for the year ahead? Then look no further. Reflecting a growing appetite for responsible and authentic travel, our Cool List is replete with reasons to travel and with nations bouncing back from trying times, cities launching new cultural attractions, and pioneering destinations throwing open the doors of innovative hotels.   

Is your travel photography ethical?

Fines are now being issued to tourists in Kyoto who photograph Geishas without their consent. Are we entering an era where common sense must be enforced?

Experiencing another kind of life in the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert stretches across Chile in a staggering diversity of discrete landscapes — the fabled craggy contours of the Andes; simmering volcanoes; vast salt flats; and verdant oases. While it can be a challenging place to call home, it is a playground of adventure for intrepid visitors.

How to spend a weekend on the Cumbrian coast

Resist the lure of the Lake District and instead trace England’s northwest coastline by road or rail, savouring epicurean discoveries and sandy hikes along the way. 

Photo story: following the wooded waterways of New Brunswick, Canada

Set in the north of New Brunswick, Restigouche County is named for the mighty river that runs through it — a journey that begins in the Appalachian Mountains and ends at the Atlantic coast. Life in this bucolic region is shaped by the river’s meandering path: anglers and canoeists are drawn to the Restigouche’s crystal waters, while the forests that tumble down to its banks are a playground for campers and birders, and home to the curious pastime of moose calling.

Breaking bread in Nashville: the smoky taste of Tennessee

Pitmaster Pat Martin spends his working day barbecuing and his free time grilling — two very different things if you’re in the American South, where cooking is as much about the journey as the destination.

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