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“What is the use of a house, if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
Henry David Thoreau

Here it comes again – EARTH DAY, April 22, 2012!  You can search the web these days, and fortunately find myriad ways to celebrate our earth on this date, and just as many opportunities to become involved.  Unless we’ve been in a cave over the past few years, we are becoming increasingly aware of the basics; i.e. recycling, water conservation, energy conservation, and so on.  But, I’m not sure that many of us are aware of the environmental science (now don’t let your eyes glaze over) behind the behavioral changes that we are asked to think about on Earth Day.  Don’t just take someone’s word for it, when they talk about global warming, water shortages, potential famine, etc. read what scientist have discovered.

I follow a couple of sites that I find informative and easy to access.  In other words, easier for most of us (the non-scientists among us) to comprehend.  Listed below:
Science News  Magazine Of The Society For Science & The Public.

Environmental News Network

Environmental Health News

There are myriad others, of course, but these are a few of my favorites, and a good place to start.

Just a little fact of interest:  I was surprised to discover that Earth Day 2012 will be the 42nd anniversary.