One Cool Thing: Hundreds of Thousands of Poppies Return to the National Mall to Honor Fallen Service Members


Hundreds of Thousands of Poppies Return to the National Mall to Honor Fallen Service members

The Poppy Wall of Honor is a temporary installation at the National Mall in Washington, DC honoring the more than 645,000 American servicemembers who gave their lives in service to the US since World War I.http://bit.ly/2M83t0P

Posted by WBFF FOX 45 on Sunday, May 26, 2019

The \\\\\\\\\\\\\\was a temporary installation at the National Mall in Washington, DC honoring the more than 645,000 American servicemembers who gave their lives in service to the US since World War I. This is the second year that the memorial has been built and watch the video above to see its construction.

Up Next

Coney Barrett’s Climate Controversy

Coney Barrett’s Climate Controversy

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, created a bit of controversy during her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week when she called climate change itself “controversial.” 

Why This Matters:  Judge Barrett many questions with the same refrain — she refused to discuss her “policy” views on questions as obvious as do “poll watchers” who are armed intimidate voters, whether birth control should be decriminalized, or if same-sex marriage should be allowed.

Continue Reading 410 words
Heroine of the Week: Betty Reid Soskin, the Oldest Park Ranger in the U.S.

Heroine of the Week: Betty Reid Soskin, the Oldest Park Ranger in the U.S.

  This week we salute Betty Reid Soskin, who at 99 is the nation’s oldest park ranger.  She works at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, and has since her mid-80s. She began her involvement while the park was still being planned.  Betty is Black and worked […]

Continue Reading 167 words
Trump’s Law and Order Presidency Doesn’t Reach Environmental Criminals

Trump’s Law and Order Presidency Doesn’t Reach Environmental Criminals

Environmental enforcement actions — criminal and civil cases against polluters — have dropped dramatically during the Trump administration, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan Law School.

Why this Matters:  So much for the “law and order” President.  President Trump and the Attorney General may want to prosecute protesters, but big corporations that violate pollution laws and risk the public’s health — not so much.

Continue Reading 504 words

Want the planet in your inbox?

Subscribe to the email that top lawmakers, renowned scientists, and thousands of concerned citizens turn to each morning for the latest environmental news and analysis.