Fifty Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since the First Earth Day

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and the 50th anniversary of Smithsonian magazine, the staff of Smithsonian magazine challenged scientists, historians, researchers, astrophysicists, curators and research scholars across the Smithsonian Institution to identify something about the planet that has been revealed over the past 50 years. Read on and be inspired—and sometimes saddened—by their responses—the things achieved and the struggles still ahead.

Two of the 50 things in the article involve Biology faculty members David Inouye's work with pollinators and James Dietz's work on Golden Lion Tamarins in Brazil.

Read the full article on the Smithsonian website.