Stories about Hero

April 18, 2019

Heroes of the Week: The Cathedral Savers

This week the tragic fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral was juxtaposed with the House Resources Committee field hearing on the damage oil and gas drilling is doing to our own priceless American cultural heritage in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.  At Notre Dame, the stories...

April 12, 2019

Hero of the week: Dr. Katie Bouman

View this post on Instagram Here's the moment when the first black hole image was processed by the EHT team, from the eyes of researcher Katie Bouman. #EHTBlackHole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole #EHTblackhole #EventHorizonTelescope #blackhole #blackholes #robots...

April 5, 2019

Hero of the Week: Kip Oetter

As we’ve been chronicling, flooding throughout the Midwest has been devastating these past few weeks and according to NOAA’s forecast, the flooding danger still isn’t over. Countless homes have been lost and many people still haven’t been able...

March 15, 2019

Heroes of the Week: Weather Forecasters Keeping Us Safe

Since the beginning of March, we have faced some brutal weather in the United States, between the deadly rainstorms and flooding in California, the tornadoes in Alabama, and the bombogenesis blizzard that walloped the mountain west and midwest yesterday.  Tens of...

March 8, 2019

Hero of the Week: Lisa Hendy

The most visited national park in the nation will now be run by a woman for the first time in its 85-year history. As CNBC explained, Tennessee native Lisa Hendy will become the Great Smokey Mountains National Park’s chief ranger in April and help look after the...

March 1, 2019

Hero of the Week: Mama Lila Cabbil, Michigan Water Warrior (1944-2019)

As Black History Month draws to a close, we can think of no better hero than Mama Lila Cabbil, who is being remembered this week in Michigan for her tireless work on civil rights and environmental justice, and as a founder of the People’s Water Board Coalition...

February 22, 2019

Hero of the week: Dr. Wallace Broecker (1931-2019)

Wallace Broecker, a climate scientist at Columbia University who brought the term “global warming” into the public and scientific lexicon, died on Monday at the age of 87. NPR reported that as a professor in the department of earth and environmental...

February 15, 2019

Hero of the Week: Climate Science Leader Warren Washington

It is Black History Month, and this week we wanted to recognize one of the leading climate scientists in the United States, Warren Washington who recently retired from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, for his lifetime of public service and his pioneering...

February 8, 2019

Hero of the week: former congressman John Dingell (1926-2019)

John D. Dingell Jr., America’s longest-serving member of Congress, WWII veteran, and a man known for his candor and humor passed away yesterday at the age of 92. The New York Times reported that Mr. Dingell had represented what is now Michigan’s 12th district,...

February 1, 2019

Heroes of the week: Border Angels

Immigration at our southern border is currently a tense political situation but more than anything it’s become a humanitarian crisis. Regardless through which political lens you view the situation, people who are desperate for a better life are dying and going...