The Story of the First Earth Day

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The New York Times image of the first Earth Day public rally on Apr. 22, 1970.

By Marc Lallanilla | Link to original

The appeal of the original Earth Day resonated far beyond its beginnings

Earth Day was born in 1970, into a world torn by political strife and emboldened by free-spirited activism. The times were a-changin’, and an unlikely confluence of people and events led to the first Earth Day celebration on April 22, 1970.

But the seed of Earth Day was planted many years earlier, when a handful of scientists and conservationists became aware that the phenomenal post-war growth of American industry — and its attendant air and water pollution — was destroying much of the natural world.

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Four Winds Report for April 23, 2017

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The line where feeling meets fact is probably not agreed upon by many at a time. Some suggest we should treat anything not strictly evidence-based with deep suspicion. A certain amount of skepticism is healthy. Yet there is more to instincts and feelings than meets the eye, especially in day-to-day existence.

Four Winds Report for April 22, 2017

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It is possible that what you write today could have significant emotional impact. Indeed, it might seem to equalize a field that might otherwise be difficult to be heard amongst. Retrograde Mercury in Aries today squares Varuna in Cancer. Mercury’s inward-looking or backward-looking influence could mean that the impact your words have is primarily on yourself.

Another Version

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It’s possible to make up more than one story about what is happening in the sky. The zodiac wheel itself is but one example. As Len Wallick sees the astrology coming up, however, the role of Mars will be giving you a chance to take charge of the hardest stories to change: your own.

As U.S. Preps Arrest Warrant for Assange, Glenn Greenwald Says Prosecuting WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to reports that the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the report at a news conference Thursday. Last week, CIA chief Mike Pompeo blasted WikiLeaks as a “hostile intelligence service.”

Four Winds Report for April 21, 2017

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If you find yourself on the verge of letting loose with a particularly sharp verbal zinger today, see if you can shift into slo-mo before your mouth opens. Mars moves into Gemini this morning, which could bring hot-headedness to your tongue — even if you’re “only joking.”

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Friday, April 21, 2017

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There are just some things you cannot argue with; there are some inner changes, bolts of awareness and alterations in relationships that you can only greet with respect, knowing that with developments so unpredictable even for your impossible-to-grasp life, you can only say hello.

First Roger Ailes, Now Bill O’Reilly: Sexual Harassment Scandal Ousts Top Men at Fox News

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The longtime Fox News star Bill O’Reilly is out, after more than half a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment. His departure follows the similar ouster of longtime powerful Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who was also forced out this past summer after more than 20 women accused him of sexual harassment.