Heroes of the Week: Dads Who Enable Their Daughters’ Climate Activism

Heroes of the Week: Dads Who Enable Their Daughters’ Climate Activism

When Minnesota 5th graders Elena Rapallini and Aryanna Rossi asked their dads to take them on an emissions-free road trip to Washington DC to attend a conference and raise awareness about climate change, their dads were thrilled to help their daughters with their activism. Both girls have been active in local groups seeking climate action […]

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Heroines of the Week: Two Long Time Ocean Champions

Heroines of the Week: Two Long Time Ocean Champions

In honor of World Oceans Day, this week we recognize a lifetime of hard work and dedication to ocean conservation by Dr. Nancy Knowlton of the National Museum of Natural History, and Sarah Chasis, the Senior Director for Oceans at the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Dr. Knowlton, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award this week […]

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Hero of the Week:  Ma Jun, Chinese Anti-Pollution Activist

Hero of the Week: Ma Jun, Chinese Anti-Pollution Activist

This week we salute Ma Jung, a former investigative reporter in China who has been pressuring the Chinese government and private companies for more than a decade to reduce pollution.  For good reason, according to the World Health Organization, a staggering 1 million people in China died due to air pollution in 2016.  Wow.  Ma […]

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

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 […]

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Heroes of the Week: Flood Rescuers

Heroes of the Week: Flood Rescuers

Earlier this week, we described the severe weather outbreak in the midwest.  By Thursday, more than 60 tornadoes had touched down in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa.  All the rain made swollen rivers even more flooded and left many people stranded in their cars and homes.  And the severe weather is not over yet.  According […]

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Hero of the Week: Brett Amy Thelen

Hero of the Week: Brett Amy Thelen

When spring comes to Keene, NH thousands of amphibians like salamanders and frogs begin to emerge from their frozen states to return to the vernal pools where they were born. Unfortunately reaching the vernal pools requires crossing a busy road where frogs and salamanders are no match for cars. As the Washington Post explained, “Keene’s […]

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