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Thomas Lovejoy in poncho next to huge branch with long green leaves in rainforest (© Antonio Ribeiro/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images)

Remembering 2 U.S. ecologists and their work for the environment

Edward O. Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy, two biologists turned environmental conservationists, died recently. Learn about their legacies.
Men carrying beam (Courtesy of CCHRC)

Indigenous practices make housing sustainable in Alaska

The U.S. government is learning how to make climate-resilient housing from Native American tribal practices.
Person standing in middle of street surrounded by buildings as confetti rains down (© Craig Ruttle/AP Images)

‘Auld Lang Syne’: New year, same beloved song

As millions ring in the New Year, they'll be singing "Auld Lang Syne" during the first moments of 2022. Learn about the song's history.
Photo of Josephine Baker in military uniform, saluting, projected on building with red, white and blue lights (© Antoine Gyori/Corbis/Getty Images)

Life of legend Josephine Baker honored in Paris

Legendary dancer, singer, actress and civil rights activist Josephine Baker was honored at Paris' Panthéon on November 30. Learn more.
Aerial view of large field of solar panels (© Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

U.S. solar farms harvest clean energy — and jobs

The largest solar farm in the United States will begin construction soon in Indiana. Learn more about large-scale solar facilities here.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken sitting in front of two U.S. flags and two signs reading Summit for Democracy (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Youth around the world advocate for democracy

Young leaders sat down with Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss the challenges and successes of activism around the world.
Three people standing at polling booths in front of mural with U.S. flag and eagle (© Steve Helber/AP Images)

Local elections give individuals a voice in democracy [infographic]

Learn about the types of local positions Americans vote on every few years to select the people who will lead their communities.
Betty Reid Soskin in park ranger uniform sitting in front of building (Luther Bailey/NPS)

A century-old park ranger tells America’s story

Many National Park Service rangers tell the story of the United States from firsthand experience. Betty Reid Soskin has a century's worth.
Woman walking dog in forest shrouded by fog (© Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Images)

U.S. innovators use AI to protect land and ocean habitats

Learn about U.S.-developed artificial intelligence tools that are helping to save coral reefs and forests.