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Fortieth anniversary of Earth Day

Posted by Jennifer Harvey on April 21, 2010

Written by Jennifer Harvey, Curriculum Librarian
harveyjs@unk.edu

April 22, 2010 is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (click on this hyperlink to read an overview of the annual celebration from Gale’s Virtual Reference Library–login as a valid user may be required if accessing from an off campus IP address).

The year the celebration began is also the year that the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Clear Air Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) were enacted in this country (these hyperlinks also resolve to articles from the library’s online resources).

Who was president of the United States in 1970?  Richard Nixon (follow this link to see some of the resources available at the library related to this subject).

Want to catch the spirit of the day? Explore these topics and more through the library’s catalog of resources:

wind power
ethanol
biodiesel fuels
global warming
cap and trade
organic farming
bioengineering
recycling

Use the facets on the left-side of the catalog page to narrow results to just government documents, ebooks, videos, or practical resources like kits and games from the Curriculum department. Looking for information in scholarly journals related to these topics? Just click on the arrow button in the Articles and More area on the right hand side of the page to search over several general databases.

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