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Earth Day: Annual event on April 22
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2022 is Invest In Our Planet.

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Climate activist dies after setting himself on fire outside US Supreme Court

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A climate activist has died after setting himself on fire outside the US Supreme Court on Earth Day.
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Earth Day summit was Biden's show - but China unwilling to increase its ambitions

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There may have been 40 world leaders virtually present at President Joe Biden's Earth Day summit but this was unmistakably his show.
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On Earth Day, a social enterprise prepares to plant 7 million saplings during the pandemic

The initiative is inspired by this year's theme, 'Restore Our Earth'
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Google Doodle observes Earth Day one seed at a time: Urges people to find one small act to restore Earth

Google search engine on Thursday marked the annual Earth Day through a video doodle on its home page highlighting how everyone can plant the seed to a brighter future—one sapling at a time. The video..
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'Our survival depends on real climate action': Earth Day summit aims for more consensus on cutting emissions

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US President Joe Biden will aim to kick-start a crucial year of action on climate change today as he hosts 40 world leaders at an Earth Day summit.
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Time to tackle two crises at once, activist Thunberg says on Earth Day

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg joined calls for a combined effort to tackle coronavirus and the climate crisis, saying the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday was the time to choose a "new way..
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In dress of giant inflatable roses, Chinese artist marks Earth Day

Wearing a dress she made of eight giant plastic inflatable roses over a wire structure and a headpiece crowned by a globe, Chinese performance artist Kong Ning is using fashion to draw attention to..
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Coronavirus a chance to choose new path, says climate activist Greta Thunberg

Countries have a chance to choose a new path as societies begin to return to normal after lockdowns imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, activist Greta Thunberg told an Earth Day event on..
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Teen activist Thunberg joins Earth Day climate rallying calls

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg joined calls on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday for a combined effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis.
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On Earth Day, pope says nature will not forgive our trespasses

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for protection of the environment on Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, saying the coronavirus pandemic had shown that some challenges had to be..
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Tackle coronavirus and climate crisis together, says activist Greta Thunberg

People need to tackle both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis together, Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg told an Earth Day event on Wednesday.
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On Earth Day, calls grow to treat shock of coronavirus with 'green recovery'

As the world marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, calls were growing for governments to treat the shock of the coronavirus with "green recovery" packages to spur a shift to a..
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'Bigger threat of climate change...': Mamata's message on Earth Day amid pandemic

Describing the Covid-19 pandemic as the biggest threat in the history of human civilisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday cautioned the people that the bigger threat of..
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PM Modi on Earth Day: A shout out to all those working at forefront to defeat Covid-19

"On International Day of Mother Earth, we all express gratitude to our planet for the abundance of care & compassion," PM Modi wrote on Twitter. He said let us pledge to work towards a cleaner,..
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For Earth Day, U.N. chief urges 'green recovery' in response to coronavirus

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres urged governments to use their economic responses to the coronavirus pandemic to tackle the "even deeper emergency" of climate change, in a message for the 50th anniversary..
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New Zealand activist flies flag of environmental revolution with election run

The growing green concerns that will be in the spotlight on Earth Day next week are mirrored in a call for an "environmental revolution" by an 18-year-old New Zealand activist looking to take on Prime..
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