President Obama says he'll visit the Everglades on Wednesday to talk about how global warming threatens the U.S. economy.
By Associated Press
Following the warmest year on record, cities around the world are going dark Saturday in observance of Earth Hour, a World Wildlife Fund initiative meant to raise awareness for climate change.
By Carey Reed
There are more than 40,000 endangered species in the world -- plants, animals, mollusks, reptiles, etc. -- according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources's Red List. How much of that is due to us?…
By Elizabeth Shell
Voters in southwest Florida’s 19th congressional district head to the polls Tuesday to elect candidates to replace resigned Republican Rep. Trey Radel. Radel, the freshman member who was caught buying cocaine in Washington, D.C., the first member of Congress to…
By Domenico Montanaro, Terence Burlij, Rachel Wellford and Simone Pathe
As part of a campaign to encourage environmental awareness well before Earth Day on April 22, the United Nations and the World Wildlife Fund are urging people around the globe to turn off their lights for…
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, one year after an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. leaked 100,000 barrels of oil into the ocean. At the time, it was the largest oil spill in…
By Larisa Epatko
Countries around the world celebrated the 40th Earth Day on Thursday and throughout the week with activities such as fashion shows featuring recycled materials, seed plantings at the Shanghai Zoo and musicians in Morocco playing songs about the Earth.
On April 22, 1970, Americans celebrated the first Earth Day. The nationwide day of celebrations and demonstrations marked the beginning of a decade of environmental action, including such landmark legislation as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.
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