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Andrew Howley

of National Geographic Society

Andrew Howley is a member of the National Geographic Science and Exploration team, working to share the stories of NG explorers and grantees online. For more than four years he produced the Home Page of nationalgeographic.com, and helped manage the Society's Facebook page during its breakout year of 2010. He studied Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He has covered expeditions with NG Explorers-in-Residence Mike Fay, Enric Sala, and Lee Berger. His personal interests include painting, running, and reading about history.

How Nature Is Nurturing Cities

Harini Nagendra has spent more than a decade studying the growth and functioning of cities in South Asia, supported in part by grants from the National Geographic Society in 2006 and 2011. In her new book, Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future she focuses in on the booming modern city of…

Fridtjof Nansen: Modern Explorers Retrace His Steps

Modern explorers  Børge Ousland and Thomas Ulrich set to trace the route of Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen. “We came to their wintering hut at Jackson Island, which was a touching and very special moment,” writes Ousland. “Here the two explorers spent the winter in 1895-96 with very little equipment, not really knowing where they were. That they survived is a feat second to none in Arctic history.”

The Meaning and Mystery of Lascaux, 77 Years After Its Discovery

In a moment of wonder and elation 77 years ago today, four French teenagers discovered more than just their missing dog.

What ‘Planet of the Apes’ & Caesar Show Us About Our Own Evolution

“Planet of the Apes” might not be our future, but it really was our past. Actors Andy Serkis and Karin Konoval—and Nat Geo Explorer Lee Berger—reveal how.

First Sighting of Rare Whale in New Waters

“If we are overlooking these giants, imagine what else we are missing out on? Imagine what else there is yet to learn?” asks Emerging Explorer Asha de Vos.

Agroforestry Insights Bring New Hope to Cameroon’s Farmers

“This is a diversified system which is ecologically more stable,” says National Geographic Explorer Zacharie Tchoundjeu. “It solved the problem of wind erosion, it solved the problem of soil fertility.”

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Keolu Fox Uncovers the Hidden Treasures of Human Adaptation

This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the 2017 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers.

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Ryan Carney Using X-Rays and Alligators to Bring Dinosaurs Back to Life

This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the 2017 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers.

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Adjany Costa Exploring and Protecting Angola’s Rivers

This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the 2017 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers.

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Federico Fanti Decoding the Death (and Life) of the Dinosaurs

This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the 2017 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers.

Second Cave Chamber Reveals Spectacular New Homo Naledi Skull and More

New papers published today in ELife shed new light on the age of this mysterious member of our family and reveal that a second chamber contains the remains of at least three more individuals, including the most complete Homo naledi skull yet found.

Nature Is Making a Comeback. It’s Time to Celebrate.

Legendary conservation biologist Tom Lovejoy shares his thoughts on the progress we’ve made in protecting the wild, and the reasons for continued hope as the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Summit gets under way.

Latest Okavango Wilderness Project Expedition About to Kick Off

When they put the sticker on the Land Cruiser, you know things are about to get good.

Hokulea Visits the Pitcairn Islands

After 11 full days on the ocean, Hawaii’s iconic sailing vessel Hokulea and her crew arrived yesterday on Pitcairn Island for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Unleashing the Wild Soul of the Cat

Domestic cats outnumber big cats more than 600 to 1. Can our love of kitties be the key to saving the kings?