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April 22 is Earth Day, a time that people around the world officially celebrate the planet we all call home. It’s also the anniversary of the birth of what is believed to be the modern day environmental movement, with the first Earth Day taking place in 1970. The impact of climate change on food production figured prominently in the many speeches and articles. FAO Director-General José Graziano...
When 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the movement to clean up our air and water and to prevent our world from becoming one big garbage dump was born. Before the year was out, Congress passed -- and President Nixon signed -- the Clean Air Act , establishing the Environmental Protection Agency as the guardian of all that we breathe and, eventually, the...
It’s not only the products made across Asia that make their way to America; the pollution created from making all those products makes its way across the Pacific Ocean too. In a study published Monday, April 14, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from several North American and Asian universities report
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