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Earth Day at 40: New Perspectives on the Planet's Health

April 22, 2010, marks the 40th anniversary of the original Earth Day. How far has the planet come in the intervening decades?

  • April 21, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day: Buy! Buy! Buy!

A casual spin last night through the pile of ads inserted inside my local Sunday newspaper made it clear to me that the best possible thing we all can do this week to honor Earth is to shop till we drop.

April 19, 2010 — Mark Fischetti

At 39, Earth Day moves beyond: Reduce, reuse, recycle

Today marks the 39th annual Earth Day, an idea hatched by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1969 to "shake up the political establishment and force this issue into the national agenda," according to the Earth Day Network, a nonprofit that helps organize the day.

April 22, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Can greener gadgets save us from e-waste?

One laptop per child seems a simple slogan, chock full of benefit. What could go wrong when you put the power of the Internet and solar cells into the hands of children in the developing world?

February 28, 2010 — David Biello

Copenhagen and Climate Change

The people of the world continue to grapple with the question of how best to combat climate change

November 30, 2009

The Future of Alternative Energy

Geothermal, solar thermal, and even nuclear power could provide alternatives to today's carbon-based fuel sources

February 18, 2009

Living On a New Earth

Humankind has fundamentally altered the planet. But new thinking and new actions can prevent us from destroying ourselves

March 17, 2010 — THE EDITORS

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