Amelia Earhart stepping out of the cabin of a plane at Curtiss Field.

Eighty Years Since Earhart’s Disappearance

July 2, 2017 marks eighty years since pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared during her circumnavigational flight around the world. Earhart’s many accomplishments include being the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and be the first aviator to fly solo from Honolulu, HI to Oakland, CA. She inspired thousands of future women, particularly those who became WASPs (Women Air Force Service Pilots) during WWII.

Protests in London

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Crowds gather as they wait for Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn to speak during the ‘Not One Day More’ march at Parliament Square on July 1, 2017 in London, England. Thousands of protesters joined the anti-Tory demonstration at BBC Broadcasting House and marched to Parliament Square.

On July 1 more than 10,000 people gathered for the “Not One Day More” march in Parliament Square in London, England. The protestors are frustrated with Theresa May’s Conservative minority government. Read more.

Border Collies Help Reforest Burnt Grounds

Aerial view of a forest area consumed by a massive fire and now being sowed by dogs in Talca, about 350 kilometers south of Santiago

Three trained border collies are being used in Talca, Chile to help reseed areas devastated by massive forest fires.

Marijuana Legalized in Nevada

Nevada joins seven other states allowing recreational marijuana use and becomes the first of four states that voted to legalize recreational sales in November’s election to allow dispensaries to sell cannabis for recreational use to anyone over 21.