Source: Earth Day Network
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Earth Day news for 2018, how sad:
“Showing ‘Total Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Public Wishes,’ Trump Moves to Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Drilling”
“Critics warn that drilling in the region will threaten hundreds of species, violate the human rights of Native people, and further exacerbate the climate crisis”
“Demonstrating a “total disregard for Indigenous rights and public wishes,” the Trump administration on Friday moved to expedite oil and gas exploration in previously protected lands in Alaska,” by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams.
“The Pacific Ocean has a plastic problem. Here’s the plan to fix it”
By Douglas Main, NBC News.
“Earth Day 2018: The 10 Most Pressing Environmental Concerns Facing Our Planet – And Rays of Hope for Each”
* More than 1 billion people in 192 countries will come together again Sunday for Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution.
* Weather.com takes a look at the state of the planet and offers a ray of hope for each of the 10 most pressing environmental issues.
By Pam Wright and Bob Henson, weather.com.
– “It’s Earth Day!”
“Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.
“Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.
“The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world,” quoting the Earth Day Network.