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


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

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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Heroes of the Week: Clean Energy Change Makers in Tucson

In Tuscon, 90 percent of the public gets its power from coal and other fossil fuels, which degrades the air quality particularly for the Latinx community there.  The south side neighborhoods are home to all the area’s major polluting sources, including a gas-burning power plant, the I-10 freeway, and a Superfund site, and not surprisingly, […]

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Heroes of the Week:  The Goldman Prize Winners

Heroes of the Week:  The Goldman Prize Winners

Every year for the last 30, philanthropists and civic leaders Rhoda and Richard Goldman have recognized environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited continental regions for their achievements and leadership of grassroots environmental activists around the world.  This year’s winners are incredibly inspiring.

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Hero of the Week: Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa

Hero of the Week: Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa

Our Hero of the Week this week is 11-year-old Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a student from Washington, D.C, who was killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka last week. Kieran was on leave of absence from the prestigious Sidwell Friends school and was living and studying in Sri Lanka. His father explained that […]

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Heroes of the Week:  The Cathedral Savers

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 of the heroism shown by Father Jean-Marc Fournier who guided […]

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Hero of the week: Dr. Katie Bouman

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 #robotics #mit #csail #code #binary #computerscience #software #developer #programmer #computerscience #html #css #programmingisfun#javascript#noob #codeorg #hourofcode #learnprogramming #html5 #css3 #softwaredeveloper #frontend […]

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Hero of the Week: Kip Oetter

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 to return home and are in need of relief efforts for things like laundry, showers, and even […]

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Heroes of the Week: Weather Forecasters Keeping Us Safe

Heroes of the Week: Weather Forecasters Keeping Us Safe

These meteorologists gave local residents 30-40 minutes lead time and pinpoint locations of where two highly destructive tornadoes were heading.  So this week we salute the storm forecasters who warned the public and kept millions of people across the nation out of harm’s way. 

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Hero of the Week: Lisa Hendy

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 522,419 acres of protected land that runs between […]

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