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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall created one of the most trailblazing studies of primates in modern times when she dwelled with Tanzanian chimps to observe their behavior.
  • Animal Rights Activist
  • (1934–)

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams was an American photographer best known for his iconic images of the American West, including Yosemite National Park.
  • Environmental Activist,
  • Photographer
  • (1902–1984)

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson was a marine biologist, environmentalist and writer who alerted the world to the environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Academic,
  • Environmental Activist,
  • Biologist,
  • Journalist
  • (1907–1964)

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan political and environmental activist and her country's assistant minister of environment, natural resources and wildlife.
  • Government Official,
  • Environmental Activist,
  • Women's Rights Activist
  • (1940–2011)

Al Gore

Al Gore was the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He is also known for his work regarding environmental issues.
  • Environmental Activist,
  • U.S. Vice President
  • (1948–)

Joy Adamson

Joy Adamson was a conservationist who pioneered the movement to preserve African wildlife. She won renown with her books about raising the lion cub Elsa.
  • Animal Rights Activist,
  • Journalist
  • (1910–1980)

Comedian Bill Maher: A Stand-Up Guy for Animals

April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month, and to spread the word we're spotlighting some outspoken celebs who are doing the right thing by other species. Here's our look at the good works of Bill Maher, the talk show host who has been talking up about the fair treatment of animals.

Quote of the Week: Anne Frank

Today marks Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorating the victims of the systematic annihilation and oppression of millions during the Nazi regime. We honor them with a quote from Anne Frank, a Holocaust victim who remains a symbol of hope that this horrifying and tragic time in history should never be repeated.

Quote of the Week: Vin Diesel

"Furious 7" star Vin Diesel just smashed the box office, raking in $392 million worldwide during the movie's opening weekend. But Vin is much more than high-speed box office gold – just read his motivational words to live by.

'Twin Peaks' Turns 25: 7 Fun Facts

Twenty-five years ago today, the groundbreaking series "Twin Peaks" premiered. As we count down to next year's much anticipated Showtime reboot, we look back at some behind-the-scenes facts about the extraordinary original.
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