April 22 was established as Earth Day in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to encourage Americans to protect the environment. Since then it has become a global day of […]
The U.S. celebrates Earth Day on April 22 every year. On this date in 1970, the first environmental rallies happened across America, from Philadelphia to Chicago to Los Angeles. Earth […]
Infectious diseases are everywhere, but vaccines can keep us healthy. Deadly epidemics can kill thousands of people. Before vaccines, that is exactly what happened. The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic killed an […]
Why explore Mars? Foremost…it is the next most accessible planet in our solar system after Earth. NASA research also helps scientists answer important questions about the evolution of our own planet and solar system.
Bats, bees, hummingbirds and butterflies are only four of the 200,000 animal species of pollinators worldwide. Hence, our world enjoys plentiful fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables. But pollinators’ survival is currently threatened.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin stepped onto the moon and into world history. They were the first humans ever to walk on another planetary body during […]
Diverse species of wildlife inhabit the Earth’s two polar regions which are our coldest and driest areas. Emperor penguins huddle together on the ice, incubating eggs in winters that bring temperatures as low as negative 48 degrees Celsius. Similarly, the tiny Arctic tern is the only terrestrial resident of both polar regions, flying 80,000 kilometers every year round-trip to catch the Antarctic summer before returning to its Arctic breeding grounds.
Celebrate World Space Week 2017 by downloading this free colorful PDF poster which is available in two resolutions in eight languages. Learn about other new worlds at www.share.america.gov/topics/space and watch the video celebrating World Space Week 2017 on ShareAmerica.
To feed the world we need to reduce the amount of food lost in transit from farms to markets.
An overabundant food economy promotes overeating.
Local actions to counter climate change can serve as a “laboratory” for potential national policies.
Students engineer better drinking water for Detroit.