National Geographic December 2020
National Geographic December 2020 Highlights:
As Seen From the Ground
Quarantined in the Veluwe region of the Netherlands, a photographer documents the many fungi in his yard and nearby woods.
Celebrating in the Pandemic
Lockdowns limit togetherness. But the holidays’ love and light are still within reach.
We know more about its bite and its build, thanks to new studies.
From black-hole black to hotter-than-hot pink, scientists make color visible in new ways.
The State of Women
A new index shows that the well-being of U.S. women varies widely from state to state.
So Great, So Fragile
The Great Lakes hold 84 percent of North America’s surface fresh-water and helped make the United States an agricultural and industrial powerhouse. But now climate change, pollution, and invasive species threaten what may be the continent’s most valuable resource.
The World’s Lullabies
Songs that soothe little ones to sleep also reflect grown-ups’ hopes and fears.
In Russia’s far north, a native returns to the memories and colors of the long polar night.
Bites That Kill
As many as 138,000 people die each year from snakebites and another 400,000 are permanently disabled, says the World Health Organization. It has become a health crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, where getting treatment can be difficult and antivenoms are in short supply.
On The Cover:
A storm moves over Lake Michigan in this view from the Empire Bluff Trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, near Empire, Michigan.
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