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Save earth for future generations

Wednesday marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a globally-celebrated secular holiday. It grew out of the anti-war movement of the 1960s and a growing concern that pollution had begun to damage the environment. The movement that gave birth to Earth Day was the result of two events in 1969, the Cuyahoga river fire and the catastrophic Santa Barbara oil spill that polluted more than a hundred miles of California's coastline and killed thousands of aquatic birds, turtles and mammals. That first Earth Day was intended to be a "national teach-in on the environment" according to Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who with Republican Rep. Pete McCloskey provided the impetus for that...

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