Science & Environment

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This week in history: Chernobyl nuclear reactor explodes in USSR

Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., an explosion occurred at the Chernobyl atomic power station at Pripyat.

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Climate change: Learning from the past

We ignore the interwoven connection between population growth and climate change at our own peril. 

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This month in history: Are you aware of manatees?

This is a time to reflect on the gentle giants that are Florida's official state marine mammal.

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Today in history: National Food Bank Week and World Food Day

This week is a great time to start thinking about helping others as the holiday season approaches. 

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Today in history: A Chinese poem for autumn

On this first day of autumn, we offer a quiet moment of reflection penned 80 years ago.

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Today in history: Hurricane Katrina’s pain index 10 years later

When Katrina hit, the nation saw tens of thousands left behind in New Orleans. Ten years later, it looks like the same people have been left behind again.

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Forty years ago: Apollo and Soyuz link up androgynously in orbit

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), conducted 40 years ago in July 1975, was the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight.

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Today in history: atom bomb successfully tested 70 years ago

On this day in 1945, the Manhattan Project came to an explosive end as the first atom bomb was successfully tested in New Mexico.

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Today in history: World Oceans Day!

It is recognized by an increasing number of countries as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.

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Today in environmental history: It’s Arbor Day!

The first Arbor Day in the world was celebrated in the small Spanish village of Villanueva de la Sierra in 1805.

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