Inside Nat Geo: Biking 4,000 miles for love, planting a forest bigger than Central Park, and more

Inside Nat Geo: Biking 4,000 miles for love, planting a forest bigger than Central Park, and more





This man crossed continents to reunite with his wife-to-be. Plus, a man who singlehandedly-saved his islan's forest, an evolutionary paradise in the sky, and more. | 
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What It's Like to Live Where the Air Is Toxic
Deteriorating air quality in Delhi, India, is the new normal: Last fall, smog levels were as high as machines could record. The chief minister likened the city to a gas chamber. And in January, the capital territory's inhabitants turned out in record numbers for the Annual Half Marathon.
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FURTHER: India Launches Massive Push for Clean Power, Lighting, and Cars +
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This Man Rode a Bike From India to Sweden—for Love
Born into the "untouchable" caste in eastern India, PK Mahanandia fulfilled a prophecy given to him at birth—by traveling over 4,000 miles to reunite with a woman he met by chance in Delhi. (That woman is Charlotte Von Schedvin. She and PK have been married for more than 40 years.)
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FURTHER: Putting Human Faces on India's Mega Problems +
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India Man Plants Forest Bigger Than Central Park to Save His Island
Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has been planting hundreds of trees to save his home—the largest river island in the world—from erosion.
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FURTHER: Rain Forest Hero Plants Over 30,000 Trees to Save the Amazon +
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Breathtaking 'Sky Islands' Showcase Evolution in Action
The Western Ghats are a mountain chain in southwest India home to spectacular and unique sky islands. But despite being a hotspot of high biodiversity, relatively little is known about them scientifically.
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FURTHER: 7 M&M-Size Frog Species Found, Among World's Smallest +
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Father and Son Aim to Connect Farmers Through Phones
If you're a farmer in India with a crop of potatoes to sell, you typically rely on middlemen. But what will the potatoes ultimately sell for? Is there a better price somewhere else? There's been no way to tell—until now.
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