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National Geographic Weekend


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March 07, 2009

This Week's Guests:

Birgit Buhleier
Birgit Buhleier of National Geographic’s Crittercam unit joins Boyd in the studio to talk about her recent expedition to Sable Island. She was there to collect cameras deployed last year on eight gray seals. Buhleier says it’s a tricky task especially when dealing with seals that are busy weaning young and breeding.
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Peter Miller
National Geographic magazine Senior Editor Peter Miller and his wife decided to try to cut their personal carbon footprint by 80 percent. As Miller tells Boyd, it wasn’t easy, but he saved a lot of money and made some interesting discoveries in the process. Miller documents his effort in the March issue of National Geographic magazine in an article titled “Saving Energy Starts At Home.”
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Michael Yamashita
With a population of over 1.3 billion people, China isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking about wilderness experiences. However photographer Michael Yamashita reveals the Jiuzhaigou reserve, a beautiful park in central China with 118 colorful lakes. Yamashita shot photos of the lakes for the article “China’s Mystic Waters,” found in the March issue of National Geographic magazine.
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Green Guide
Emily Main, senior editor of the Green Guide, tells Boyd that green orange juice isn’t necessarily bad.
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Hester Rumberg
The Sleavin family was two years into a five-year adventure, cruising the oceans of the world aboard their 47-foot sailboat, when disaster struck. Author Hester Rumberg, a close family friend of the Sleavins, tells their gripping story in her new book Ten Degrees of Reckoning.
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Joe Riis
Photographer and National Geographic grantee Joe Riis has literally found a home where the antelope play. Riis tells Boyd about his project to follow the pronghorn antelope on their annual migration across the western United States.
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Nathan Wolfe
Where is the next disease pandemic lurking? Will it find us … or will we find it? 2009 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Nathan Wolfe fights worldwide epidemics with an innovative, nontraditional approach—he's working to create an early warning system that can forecast and contain new plagues before they kill millions.
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Notes
Boyd says while the people of New Zealand are very kind, the natural environment isn’t always so welcoming.

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