What impact do you think the whaling industry had on America and its economy? The whaling industry was America's first global resource-based industry. How do you think it shaped us as a nation? What do you believe is currently the industry that epitomizes the identity of America?
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.