|Welcome to MNN's daily newsletter for Thursday, March 1. For breaking news throughout the day, visit us online at the Mother Nature Network. |
The Westminster Dog Show, Hollywood celebrated Uggie from 'The Artist', a whale the size of a school bus, and much more in this gallery of our favorite pictures from the past 30 days. Read the story...
Joel Makower, one of the most respected voices in green business, talks about greener corporations, what the government could be doing to foster more environmentally friendly businesses, and why he's looking forward to the future. Read the story...
We catch up with Kristin Chenoweth, Salma Hayek, Megan Mullally and many more celebs. Plus, lots of news to report from the green carpet at the Oscars. Read the story...
The latest in our series: Our travel guide says you should head to this city by the sea for a healthy dose of history and nature. Read the story...
In an effort to stop Frank Lloyd Wright from continuing to roll in his grave, Taliesin West will undergo an energy-saving retrofit without disrupting the historic integrity of the late architect's 1931 winter retreat. Read the story...
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
March 1, 1872:
U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant establishes Yellowstone
as America's first national park.
March 1, 1954:
The U.S. detonates a hydrogen bomb
at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The weapon is estimated to be 1,000 times as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb. A Japanese fishing boat, the Lucky Dragon is 80 miles away at the time of the blast. Its 23 crewmembers were all stricken with radiation sickness.
March 1, 1997:
"Guns, Germs and Steel
" is published. Jared Diamond's book traces human history through its development of natural resources. The book sells millions of copies and wins the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.