History Stories
CATEGORY: Environment
Why the Vikings Struggled in Iceland and Greenland—And Some Didn’t Make It
October 20, 2017

Some of it may have had to do with the environment. Read More

Thoreau Started a Forest Fire a Year Before Writing ‘Walden’
July 11, 2017

Before Henry David Thoreau lived in the Concord woods, he nearly burned them to the ground in a massive forest fire. Read More

10 Famous Trees in History
April 29, 2016

As the United States celebrates Arbor Day, learn about 10 trees that witnessed history and shaped world events. Read More

Prehistoric Beaches Hold Key to Understanding Climate Change
January 22, 2013

Scientists are studying beaches dating to the mid-Pliocene era, some 3 million years ago, in order to predict how high sea levels might rise in the future. Read More

Early Environmentalists
April 20, 2010

The concept of green living may be new, but humans have been reducing, reusing and recycling throughout history. Read More