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Change Milestones

Q2 2022
  • First COVID-19 breath test authorized for use in U.S.: Photo courtesy of InspectIR
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson to become first Black woman to serve on U.S. Supreme Court: By H2rty – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=114518937
  • New seed-firing drones are planting 40,000 trees every day to fight deforestation: Photo courtesy of AirSeed Technologies
  • Reswirl creates world’s first zero-waste, fully recyclable toothbrush: Image courtesy of Reswirl
Q1 2022
  • Biggest power plant in coal-reliant Australia to close early: Photo courtesy of Origin Energy
  • Dutch bank ING ends financing for new oil and gas projects: By Ceescamel – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90030441
  • Enoch Cree model becomes 1st Indigenous woman in Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition: Image courtesy of Ashley Callingbull
  • The first solar canals are about to be tested in the sunny state of California: Photo courtesy of Solar Aquagrid LLC, CC BY-ND
  • Giant floating solar panel flowers replace coal in Korea become a tourist destination: Image courtesy of Republic of Korea Blue House
  • Instead of a wall, a binational park to be built at the border of Texas and Mexico: Image courtesy of Overland Partners
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes the first Black woman nominated for the U.S. top court: By File:020820 Overseers 0040.jpg: Rose Lincoln, Harvard Universityderivative work: Innisfree987 – This file was derived from: 020820 Overseers 0040.jpg:, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=104701730
  • Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to be on the U.S. quarter: Image courtesy of U.S. Mint
  • New fusion tech set to unlock near-limitless ultra-deep geothermal energy: Image courtesy of Quaise
  • Sion solar electric car begins pre-production validation and certification: Image courtesy of Sono Motors
  • World’s biggest tropical crop bank opens in Colombia: Photo courtesy of Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Q4 2021
  • All-electric shuttle service commences operations at Zimbabwe international airport: Image courtesy of Kwaku Dzvukamanja
  • American Psychological Association apologizes for role in promoting, perpetuating, and failing to challenge Racism in U.S.: Autorstwa Oakstreetstudio – Digital camera., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21331532
  • Brian Michael Smith is the first trans man to be named one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive: By UWS246 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70567942
  • China breaks ground on massive 100-gigawatt renewable energy project: Photo courtesy of NASA
  • Conservationists bring the Saharan gazelle back from the brink of extinction: By Ji-Elle – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1630194
  • MIT-designed project achieves major advance toward fusion energy: Photo courtesy of Gretchen Ertl, CFS/MIT-PSFC, 2021
  • New ATM helps Kenyans switch from charcoal to eco-friendly fuel: Photo courtesy of Koko Networks
  • New iron-based batteries offer an upgrade to storing renewable energy: Photo courtesy of ESS
  • Senate confirms Beth Robinson, the first out lesbian U.S. circuit court judge: Photo courtesy of Glenn Russell/VTDigger
  • Volvo builds a world-first vehicle using fossil-free steel: Photo courtesy of AB Volvo

Q3 2021
  • Australian’s northern hairy-nosed wombats are back from the brink of extinction: Australian’s northern hairy-nosed wombats are back from the brink of extinction
  • Bryan Ruby becomes the first active professional baseball player to come out as gay: Photo courtesy of Mavericks Independent League
  • Kuwait is transforming massive ‘tire graveyard’ into a new smart city: Image courtesy of YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP and Korea Land and Housing Corp.
  • Michelin’s airless passenger car tires get their first public outing: Photo courtesy of Michelin
  • U.S. to return Gilgamesh tablet and 17,000 other looted artifacts to Iraq: “Epic of Gilgamesh Flood Tablet in Akkadian Cuneiform – Nate Loper” flickr photo by Nate Loper • #ArizonaGuide ️ https://flickr.com/photos/genesisscience/28654513207 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • The world’s first all-electric tugboat to sail in 2023: Image courtesy of Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Two women become the first gay couple in the Mexican state of Jalisco to officially adopt: Photo courtesy of Facebook/Guadalajara Pride
  • World’s first battery-powered freight train unveiled in Pittsburgh: Photo courtesy of Office of the Allegheny County Executive
  • World’s largest direct air capture plant starts absorbing CO2 in Iceland: Photo courtesy of Climeworks
Q2 2021
  • Germany to return 19th century looted art to Nigeria: By Joyofmuseums – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76489624
  • Lisbon orders 10 electric ferries: Photo courtesy of Astilleros Gondán
  • Japanese doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant: Photo courtesy of Kyoto University Hospital
  • New York doctors complete first-ever successful trachea transplant: Photo courtesy of NPR
  • NopeaRide is launching SolarHub EV charging stations in Kenya: Photo courtesy of NopeaRide
  • St. Louis elects Tishaura Jones as first Black female mayor: Photo courtesy of NBC News.
  • Samoa elects Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, its first woman prime minister: By Rachel Park, NZDF Photographer – https://mfatimages.smugmug.com/CompleteLibrary/Approved-Images/i-nvCr5Pq, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91838813
  • Tokyo to build massive green neighborhood: Image courtesy of DBOX for Mori Building Co.
  • U.S. Senate confirms Zahid Quraishi as country’s first Muslim American federal judge: Photo courtesy of Bay News
  • World’s first hydrogen-powered cargo vessel to set sail this year: Image courtesy of Flagships
  • World’s first lab-grown-meat factory opens in Israel: Photo courtesy of Future Meat Technologies
Q1 2021
  • Arke Technologies opens up an EV conversion school and workshop in Ghana: Photo courtesy of Arke Technologies
  • Africa’s Great Green Wall effort gets $14 billion cash injection: Optimus daily
  • Boston is building the world’s largest Passive House-certified office building: Handel Architects
  • China will open its huge FAST telescope to scientists globally: Xinhua/Liu Xu via Getty Images
  • Coca-Cola to test fully recyclable paper bottle in Hungary: Photo courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company
  • Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory: Image courtesy of Delaware River Basin Commission
  • Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire begin history-making COVID vaccination drives: Photo courtesy of UNICEF
  • Hydrogen projects worth $300 billion are quickly dropping prices for the green fuel: Image courtesy of Hydrogen Council
  • Indian startup turns polluted air into climate-friendly tiles: Carbon Craft Design
  • Italy’s electric car market tripled in 2020: www.opportunityenergy.org
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries is building the world’s first zero-emissions tanker: Photo courtesy of e5 Lab Inc.
  • Paris is turning dark underground parking lots into organic mushrooms farms: Photo courtesy of Cycloponics
  • Pete Buttigieg becomes America’s first out Cabinet member: “Pete Buttigieg” flickr photo by Gage Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/48012595782 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Robert Saleh to become NFL’s first Muslim head coach: All-Pro Reels from District of Columbia, USA, 49ers at Redskins 2019, Robert Saleh (48936893478) (cropped), Cropping by Peter Schulte, CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Sweetgreen to cut its CO2 emissions in half by 2027: By Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA – Sweetgreen Storefront, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80273299
  • World’s first 3D-printed school planned for Madagascar: Image courtesy of Studio Mortazavi
Q4 2020
Q3 2020
  • 3D-printed terracotta coral tiles deployed around Hong Kong: Christian J. Lange HKU
  • Anchorage Assembly passes ban on conversion therapy: By Frank K. from Anchorage, Alaska, USA – Anchorage looking nice on an April evening, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4020827
  • Argonne National Lab breakthrough catalyst turns carbon dioxide into ethanol: Argonne National Laboratory
  • Doris Burke will become first woman to call NBA Finals: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
  • Greenery-covered high-rise will have more trees than a nearby park: Source: Binyan Studios
  • Hormel Foods to provide free college education to children of all its 16,000 employees: By René Sinn – Own work, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1399331
  • Mississippi to remove state flag, the last in the United States to display the Confederate battle emblem: “The Mississippi state flag (right) has caused considerable controversy and spoked a number of protests in the state and around the country” flickr photo by Former UN Special Rapporteur on assembly & associa https://flickr.com/photos/mainakiai/28581040416 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Oscars introduce new best picture guidelines to improve diversity: Alan Light (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1988_Academy_Awards.JPG), „1988 Academy Awards“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode
  • Pentagon issues de facto ban on Confederate flag at U.S. military bases: David B. Gleason from Chicago, IL (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Pentagon_January_2008.jpg), „The Pentagon January 2008“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode
  • Portuguese youth activists sue 33 countries over the climate crisis: Alfredovic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:European_Court_of_Human_Rights,_2010.jpg), „European Court of Human Rights, 2010“, Cropping by Peter Schulte, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
  • Thousands protest in Poland demanding release of LGBT activist: Adam Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
  • Universal Hydrogen and Magnix building world’s largest hydrogen plane: Online-Redaktion, Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Airberlin_Q400_(cropped).jpg), „Airberlin Q400 (cropped)“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode
  • U.S. federal judge suspends Dakota Access pipeline over environmental concerns: “Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (DAPL)” flickr photo by Tony Webster https://flickr.com/photos/diversey/32009578684 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license
  • U.S. Supreme Court says eastern half of Oklahoma is Native American land: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53358330
  • Walmart aims for zero emissions by 2040 without buying offsets: Walmart Corporate from Bentonville, USA (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Walmart_store_exterior_5266815680.jpg), „Walmart store exterior 5266815680“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode
  • The world’s biggest rooftop urban farm is now bearing fruit: Photograph: Magali Delporte/The Guardian
  • World’s largest solar plant goes online in China: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd
Q2 2020
Q1 2020
Q4 2019
Q3 2019
Q2 2019
Q1 2019
  • Karen Uhlenbeck becomes first woman ever to win prestigious Abel Prize for mathematics: Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study
  • Researcher invents biodegradable Mardi Gras beads made of algae: By Infrogmation of New Orleans – photo by Infrogmation (talk), CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6037496
  • Costa Rica launches formal ‘National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050’ to completely decarbonize: “Independence Day in Costa Rica – Flag March 1” flickr photo by thombo2 https://flickr.com/photos/brucethomson/246925742 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Ben & Jerry’s to phase out all single-use plastic utensils in all of its 600 stores worldwide: “Ben & Jerry’s, Hazed and Confused, Ice Cream” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/15107694358 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Colorado’s Jared Polis officially sworn in as first openly gay U.S. governor: “Jared Polis” flickr photo by Jeffrey Beall https://flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/2602508676 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Scientists found a new way to make fusion reactors more efficient: “Z machine tests” flickr photo by SandiaLabs https://flickr.com/photos/sandialabs/10614635616 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
Q4 2018
Q3 2018
Q2 2018
Q1 2018
Q4 2017
  • 38% of Fortune 50 companies now publicly support the Sustainable Development Goals: “Johnson and Johnson logo” By Kityvankova – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9041488
  • Belgium appoints world’s first-ever female ambassador to Saudi Arabia: fdecomite (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Frayed_Belgian_Flag_(6032138651).jpg), „Old Frayed Belgian Flag (6032138651)“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode
  • Donors make initial pledges of $857 million to fund UN refugee agency’s work in 2018: “17-03-10 05 Refugees” flickr photo by Felton Davis https://flickr.com/photos/felton-nyc/33124704990 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Exxon agrees to disclose climate risks under pressure from investors: “Exxon” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/14932958035 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Brett Ratner has been kicked off the next Wonder Woman film: “Wonder Woman Deflecting Bullets” flickr photo by earldan https://flickr.com/photos/im_earl/28383665850 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Cards Against Humanity buys land on Mexican border to stump Trump’s wall plan: “Cards Against Humanity” flickr photo by Brett Jordan https://flickr.com/photos/x1brett/15608587025 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • EU reaches deal to overhaul world’s largest emissions market: “EU Flag” flickr photo by EU Naval Force Media and Public Information Office https://flickr.com/photos/eunavfor/8250009574 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Frontline workers push Guinea worm disease to the brink of eradication: “Guinea Worm case containment center” flickr photo by UNICEF Ethiopia https://flickr.com/photos/unicefethiopia/14740517732 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Garrison Keillor, founder of ‘A Prairie Home Companion,’ fired after allegations of improper behavior: “Garrison Keillor Poetry Reading” flickr photo by Ryan Somma https://flickr.com/photos/ideonexus/6190507095 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Grindr updates its app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users: “be not afraid, scott richard 2012” flickr photo by torbakhopper https://flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/26241477411 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Virginia Politics Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse: “Downtown Minneapolis” flickr photo by m01229 https://flickr.com/photos/39908901@N06/7816199456 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt in racial profiling case: “Joe Arpaio” flickr photo by Gage Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5483730779 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Australian state of Victoria to ban single use plastic bags: “bags” flickr photo by velkr0 https://flickr.com/photos/velkr0/428681674 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • BNP Paribas plans to stop working with shale oil players and shift to renewable investments: “Oklahoma Sunset, Oil Well 2” flickr photo by Clinton Steeds https://flickr.com/photos/cwsteeds/81193940 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • California becomes first state to legally recognize a third gender:  “2013 Rally for Transgender Equality 21175” flickr photo by tedeytan https://flickr.com/photos/taedc/8603714005 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license, cropping by Peter Schulte
  • California DISCLOSE Act signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown to combat dark money: “jerry brown” flickr photo by Neon Tommy https://flickr.com/photos/neontommy/5444743964 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • California passes first cleaning product chemical disclosure law in U.S.: “Tide Laundry Detergent” flickr photo by JeepersMedia https://flickr.com/photos/jeepersmedia/13943961247 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Cambridge University to accept transgender students at women-only college: “be not afraid, scott richard 2012” flickr photo by torbakhopper https://flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/26241477411 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • EU launches tool to embed circularity, sustainability into built environment: “EU Flag” flickr photo by EU Naval Force Media and Public Information Office https://flickr.com/photos/eunavfor/8250009574 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • George Soros transfers $18 billion to Open Society Foundations: “George Soros” flickr photo by boellstiftung https://flickr.com/photos/boellstiftung/13307444495 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Oxford aims for world’s first zero emissions zone with petrol car ban: “Oxford Rooftops” flickr photo by Doolallyally https://flickr.com/photos/levettday/33704155553 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Scientists have successfully reversed advanced heart failure in mice: “Everything is alright ;)” flickr photo by insane gal https://flickr.com/photos/insane_gal/4454919928 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Uruguay’s 1st transgender senator seated, vows protections: “Uruguay” flickr photo by Vince Alongi https://flickr.com/photos/vincealongi/250031970 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
Q3 2017
  • Africa’s economic giants, Nigeria & South Africa, exit recession: “South African Notes and Coins (2005-2012).” By NJR ZA at wts wikivoyage, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22984594
  • Alan Turing – prosecuted for gay acts in 1952 – to be the new face of the U.K.’s £50 banknote: “Alan Turing” photo from Pride.com
  • A world first fusion reactor just created its first plasma: “An internal view of the Joint European Torus vessel with a complete metallic wall of beryllium and tungsten” By EUROfusion – https://www.euro-fusion.org/media-library/fusion-experiments/, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=100220782
  • Bernie Sanders to introduce single-payer bill with major support in Senate: “Bernie & Jane Sanders” flickr photo by Gage
  • Skidmore https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/25826818705 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Cambodia and Laos wipe out trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness: “IMG_6413” flickr photo by Pan American Health Organization PAHO https://flickr.com/photos/pahowho/14176342451 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Duke to increase employee minimum wage to $15 by 2019: “Duke University” flickr photo by ilysewhitney https://flickr.com/photos/134348486@N05/35365922032 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Harvard pays students to host ‘brave spaces’ for social justice: “Harvard” flickr photo by angela n. https://flickr.com/photos/aon/6273971705 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s massive share sales will support prison reform and other progressive causes: “Alcatraz Prison” flickr photo by Alexander C. Kafka https://flickr.com/photos/alexanderkafka/14929841472 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Minnesota’s clean energy jobs grew 3.8 times faster than overall job growth: “Downtown Minneapolis” flickr photo by m01229
  • New blockchain-based ‘carbon currency’ aims to make carbon pricing mainstream: “Bitcoin Chain IMG_9179” flickr photo by btckeychain https://flickr.com/photos/btckeychain/14861107819 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032: “Edinburgh Prince’s Street” flickr photo by ddh Photos https://flickr.com/photos/16190595@N05/32312365752 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Somalia gets first forensic center to deliver justice in sexual assault cases: By Gaasle – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63654585
  • UC Irvine aims to transform public health with record-breaking $200-million donation: “Love those Anteaters” flickr photo by cogdogblog https://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/10014174454 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • A “world first” fusion reactor just created its first plasma: “Nuclear Fusion Reactor” flickr photo by jurvetson https://flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/4844626925 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • 46 Republicans buck party to help Democrats take down anti-climate military action amendment: “U.S. Capitol Building detail” flickr photo by Kevin Burkett https://flickr.com/photos/kevinwburkett/3415364650 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Cameroon fights pollution by turning used plastic into jobs: “Plastics” flickr photo by EdinburghGreens https://flickr.com/photos/edinburghgreens/5326907987 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Court finds that approval of Dakota Access Pipeline violated the law: “Standing Rock 4” flickr photo by unitedchurchofchrist https://flickr.com/photos/7724093@N05/30205885184 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Court rules its reasonable consumers wouldn’t consider glyphosate-containing Nature Valley Granola Bars ‘natural’: “Chafer -43” flickr photo by Chafer Machinery https://flickr.com/photos/chafermachinery/15412945324 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Human Rights Campaign announces largest grassroots expansion in its history: “Human Rights Campaign 2791” flickr photo by tedeytan https://flickr.com/photos/taedc/5824691944 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Kenya is first in Africa to get latest generic AIDS drug: “kenya” flickr photo by kevinzim https://flickr.com/photos/86624586@N00/112509725 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Microsoft and Puget Sound Energy get OK for clean-energy deal to help power software giant’s campus: “Microsoft” flickr photo by bfishadow https://flickr.com/photos/bfishadow/4405446485 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Scientists report a rare case of H.I.V. remission: “Virus” flickr photo by Dominic’s pics https://flickr.com/photos/dominicspics/5425951169 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license, cropping by Peter Schulte
  • Target tackles “branded trash” with new recycling initiatives: “At Target again!” flickr photo by cote https://flickr.com/photos/cote/4902896335 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Washington State will now alert survivors when domestic abusers try to buy a gun: “handgun” flickr photo by robertnelson https://flickr.com/photos/robertnelson/439618310 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • World’s first malaria vaccine will be given to thousands of babies in Africa: “Mosquito” flickr photo by turkletom https://flickr.com/photos/turkletom/4584117897 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
Q2 2017

Alan Turing – prosecuted for gay acts in 1952 – to be the new face of the U.K.’s £50 banknote: “Passport photo of Alan Turing at age 16” Photo by Unknown, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alan_Turing_Aged_16.jpg

‘Wonder Woman’ is Hollywood’s most progressive superhero movie yet: “The poster for the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman” By Wonder Woman Movie Poster (#6 of 16) – IMP Awards, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51137764

Q1 2017
Q4 2016
  • Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion clean energy venture fund: “Bill Gates – OnInnovation.com Interview” flickr photo by OnInnovation https://flickr.com/photos/oninnovation/4996229541 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Fossil fuel divestment funds double to $5 trillion in a year: “Divest” flickr photo by Tony Webster https://flickr.com/photos/diversey/15185798508 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Over 100 companies sign the Equal Pay Pledge: “Equal Pay Day (6)” flickr photo by Michael Panse https://flickr.com/photos/michael-panse-mdl/13317429403 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-ND) license
  • Reversing course, E.P.A. says fracking can contaminate drinking water: “Fracking” flickr photo by SFU – University Communications https://flickr.com/photos/sfupamr/14601885300 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • U.S. jurisdictions take steps to reform ‘dishonest’ bail system: “Bail Bonds by Harry” flickr photo by rioncm https://flickr.com/photos/rioncm/3164217506 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Duke University launches program for men to consider their toxic masculinities: “Duke University Library” flickr photo by fw_gadget https://flickr.com/photos/26240579@N05/3926497441 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • The first Latina senator ever is coming to Washington: “Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Attorney General” flickr photo by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Right https://flickr.com/photos/lccr/6777894706 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license
  • George Soros pledges $10 million to fight hate crimes: “George Soros, Rebecca Harms” flickr photo by boellstiftung https://flickr.com/photos/boellstiftung/13307595893 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  • Progressive champion Pramila Jayapal became the first ever Indian-American woman elected to congress: “Pramila Jayapal” flickr photo by javacolleen https://flickr.com/photos/javacolleen/5682448787 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Dozens of countries poised to drive out malaria by 2020:  “Sunny paradise” flickr photo by MiikaS https://flickr.com/photos/miikas/170435887 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
Q3 2016
Q1 2016

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2021
  • Ask Washington state lawmakers to protect water rights and fund a Nooksack adjudication: Image courtesy of Re-Sources.org.
  • Sign the call for a People’s Vaccine: Image courtesy of People’s Vaccine Alliance.
  • Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act in the United States: Photo courtesy of Tim Aubry / Greenpeace
  • Let Bellingham city officials know we’re ready to transition to 100% electric buildings: By Nick Kelly / Faithlife Corporation – Faithlife Corporation, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37611512
  • Tell President Biden to stop a mega-polluting petrochemical plant in Louisiana: Image courtesy of Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Archive of Human Genius

Prehistory (250,000 – 10,000 B.C.)
Agricultural revolution (10,000 – 3,000 B.C.)
Ancient civilizations (3,000 B.C. – 500 A.D.)
Post-classical era (500 – 1500 A.D.)
Modernity (1500 – 1945 A.D.)
  • Cao Xueqin’s Dream of the Red Chamber, perhaps China’s greatest novel, is published (1791 A.D.): “Cao Xueqin, Dream of the Red Chamber” flickr photo by https://klarititemplateshop.com/ https://flickr.com/photos/ivanwalsh/4139331341 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Cape Colony, the Natal Colony, the Transvaal, and the Orange River Colony unite to form the Union of South Africa (1910 C.E.): By South_Africa_Flag_1910-1912.svg: Fornaxderivative work: Suzuki Auto – This file was derived from:  Red Ensign of South Africa 1910-1912.svg:, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29949792
  • Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species, outlining theory of evolution and natural selection: “The Origin of Species #1” flickr photo by gds https://flickr.com/photos/gds/136383942 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license, cropped by Peter Schulte
  • DuPont invents nylon, the world’s first commercially viable synthetic textile (1935 A.D.): By Michael Ströck (mstroeck) at en.wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3547302
  • Einstein publishes his special theory of relativity, proposing new concepts of space and time: “Eclipsing Pulsar Promises Clues to Crushed Matter” flickr photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video https://flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4901241763 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license, cropping by Peter Schulte
  • English settlers found St. John’s in modern-day Antigua and Barbuda (1632 C.E.): By This image or media was taken or created by Matt H. Wade. To see his entire portfolio, click here.@thatmattwadeThis image is protected by copyright! If you would like to use it, please read this first. – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18761866
  • The First Geneva Convention is signed by 12 nations: By Kevin Quinn, Ohio, US – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=359407
  • Frederick Douglass publishes his memoir Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845 A.D.): “Frederick Douglass Circle” flickr photo by rbs10025 https://flickr.com/photos/rbs10025/4844697797 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Four great Anhui troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing for first time (1790 C.E.): By 江上清风1961, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60633634
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky publishes Crime & Punishment (1866 A.D.): “Dostoevsky” flickr photo by bloomsday616 https://flickr.com/photos/bloomsday616/50572225 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Galileo Galilei makes key observations of physics and astronomy, laying the foundation for modern science (1630 A.D.): “”Galileo Galilei”” flickr photo by Biblioteca Rector Machado y Nuñez https://flickr.com/photos/fdctsevilla/3968863200 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  • Hermann Melville publishes Moby-Dick (1851 A.D.): “Moby Dick” flickr photo by skelet0njones https://flickr.com/photos/maljones/5656462880 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
  • Hobbes publishes Leviathan, a seminal philosophical text (1651 A.D.): “Leviathan” flickr photo by tolworthy https://flickr.com/photos/66351465@N00/13888108157 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
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