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PHOTO: A closer look at Washoe County's new electric buses is part of the University of Nevada-Reno's Earth Day events on campus this week. Photo courtesy Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

RENO, Nev. - Earth Week is a chance for the University of Nevada-Reno to show people what the school has been doing to "go green." Sustainability is the focus of educational programs and demonstrations, said Su Hoon Tan, programming coordinator at the University, citing examples of campus and commu ...Read More

PHOTO: The 400,000 Marylanders who purchase "Treasure the Chesapeake" license plates, a fundraiser for projects that benefit Chesapeake Bay, are learning this week about new benefits and incentives, including preferred parking. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - "Treasure the Chesapeake" and receive perks. A new "plate perks" program has been unveiled for the 400,000 Marylanders who purchase the special Treasure the Chesapeake license plates. Bay plate owners will receive preferred parking, as well as discounts on goods and services - in a ...Read More

PHOTO: Keith Reopelle of Clean Wisconsin says Earth Day founder and Wisconsinite Gaylord Nelson's ideals are still alive, but there's a lot of work to do. (Photo courtesy of Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - Gaylord Nelson, a former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator, founded Earth Day 44 years ago. According to Keith Reopelle, senior policy director of the state's largest environmental group, Clean Wisconsin, Nelson's ideals are still alive in Wisconsin. "We've done a great job of tha ...Read More

PHOTO: - A petition with more than 6,000 signatures will be delivered to Gov. Mark Dayton today, asking him to implement a two-year moratorium on frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. Photo credit: Derek Bakken/Flickr

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With the arrival of Earth Day in Minnesota comes the arrival of a petition on frac sand mining to the desk of Governor Mark Dayton, asking him for a two-year moratorium on frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. It has more than 6000 signatures, including that of Marilyn Frauen ...Read More

PHOTO: As people around the globe are celebrate Earth Day, Illinois residents also are being encouraged to observe No Print Week and help reduce the use of paper. Photo credit: Jane M. Sawyer.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinoisans are being encouraged to pause before hitting the print icons on their computers. As part of Earth Day and Earth Week events, state leaders are asking Illinois employees and other residents to make it "No Print Week" to help reduce unnecessary paper use. Spokesman M ...Read More

PHOTO: Opponents of a huge open-pit copper mine proposed for southeast of Tucson say it would impact the area’s fragile water supply, damaging features such as Cienega Creek. Photo credit: Pima County Regional Flood Control District.

PHOENIX - Approval for a vast open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita mountains 30 miles southeast of Tucson is expected soon from the U.S. Forest Service, but the Rosemont Mine faces several more regulatory hurdles before construction could begin. Eva Sargent, Southwest program director with Defen ...Read More

PHOTO: It has been 44 years since the first Earth Day, and environmental supporters say now more than ever there is great need to ensure the air, water, and land are protected for years to come. Photo courtesy of NASA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - From LED lighting to electric cars, the world has come a long way since the first Earth Day 44 years ago. According to Earth Day supporters, we are at a critical point in time to ensure the planet is healthy for future generations. Scott Sanders, executive director, Earth Day Coal ...Read More

PHOTO: Purdue University researcher Bryan Pijanowski is collaborating with people from around the world for an Earth Day project, attempting to capture up to 1 million natural soundscape recordings. Photo courtesy of Purdue University/Tom Campbell.

INDIANAPOLIS - A global project based in Indiana is capturing the earth's acoustics, one upload at a time. Led by Purdue University ecologist Bryan Pijanowski, "Global Soundscapes Day" encourages people from all walks of life to record the soundscapes of their world, and upload them to be shared and ...Read More

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