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View of Niagara Falls

The Movement to Free Niagara

Niagara Falls is considered one of the great natural wonders of the world. But by the early 20th century, it had almost ran dry. Learn about the conservation movement to Free Niagara in this blog post.

image of Yellowstone National Park

Secrets of the Serial Set: Yellowstone National Park

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with an exploration of the history behind Yellowstone National Park. Secrets of the Serial Set is a blog series dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set.

Rhinoceros in grass

The Elephant in the Room: Animal Welfare in the United States

In 1948, the United Nations declared that freedom, justice, and peace rely on a respect for human rights. A few decades later, a global campaign surfaced, advocating that this respect be extended to other animals, as well. Follow along to see how to research this topic with HeinOnline.

Hunter in the woods

Where the Wild Things Are: Hunting Regulations

Using HeinOnline, let’s point and flush out some of the laws that both regulate and preserve a hunter’s wild heritage in the United States and the history behind this ancient tradition.

Tiger and baby Tiger laying in the grass

I Saw A Tiger … in My Neighbor’s Backyard

During the 2020 quarantine Netflix released docuseries Tiger King, which captivated America with relentless twists and turns, making it easy to lose sight of what is perhaps the most shocking revelation in the show: America has a tiger problem. Join us as we explore this issue further.

Forest with fog

Trees of Green, Red Roses, Too: Keeping It a Wonderful World

August 2019 a record number of wildfires ravaged the Amazon rainforest. In June, it was estimated that deforestation has risen by more than 88% compared to 2018.Discover the environmental, societal, and economic importance of trees and discover current efforts to slow deforestation.

Power plant

Chernobyl: Not Just Another HBO Drama

Thanks to the wildly popular HBO miniseries on the subject, the Chernobyl nuclear explosion of 1986 has become a hot topic in the news. Journey with HeinOnline into the depths of the disaster, and learn a little more about nuclear energy in the U.S. while you’re at it.