It's been a year since the Women's March showed that women will lead the resistance-just as they did at the turn of the 20th century to win legal rights for women to participate in elections. I didn't learn much in school about the organizing tactics these women employed, the long-term battle they waged to enter civic life, or their resilience.
Join NRDC senior oceans scientist Lisa Suatoni on an animated submersible tour of the weird, wonderful, and imperiled underwater world of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument. The ocean floor off the east coast of the United States is carved with canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon, and, beyond those, extinct volcanoes.
George Washington Carver describes his childhood experience-enslaved yet cultivating plants in his secret garden-as a profuse intermingling of sunshine and shadows. Against the odds, he went on to become an environmentalist and professor at Tuskegee University, where he advocated for crop diversification to help southern cotton farmers make more money and eat healthier foods.
Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942. The order led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. To mark the 75th anniversary, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library is presenting a special exhibit of photography from the internment camps until December 31, 2017.
Study after study proves that the deafening blasts caused by underwater oil and gas exploration are harming-and even killing-ocean species all over the world. Learn more: https://www.nrdc.org/issues/ocean-noise
Five years into the Deepwater Horizon disaster, leading scientists tell NRDC science scribe Perrin Ireland what happened to BP's oil and what they know about its impact on the Gulf.