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September 16, 2012: Earth’s Earliest Mummies in Peru, Glacial Lakes on Mountaintops, and More

This week on “National Geographic Weekend,” join host Boyd Matson as we dodge cannibals in Indonesia, dodge polar bears while digging up dinosaur bones, educate the country’s future leaders, laugh along with hyenas in South Africa, climb mountains to save people living under glacial lakes, fight over the Ganges’ erosion in India, explore Peru’s national forests for new species, and photograph all of the units of America’s National Park System.

India: The Cost of Bad Water

According to a new report, India’s cities are drowning in their own waste due to poor planning and administration. With no one else looking out for their health, individual households take on the burden and financial cost of one of the basic jobs of government. The money to clean water could have been saved or spent on education, housing, health care, or culture and entertainment.