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April 21, 2011
The historic bohemian enclave of Topanga pays homage to Mother Earth at the 12th Annual Topanga Earth Day, a three-day community festivity. The emphasis is on sustainability, with a gallery of ecological artists, information on biodegradable and sustainable solutions, composting, water conservation and native plants. Additional perks include organic food and drink, live music and a free bio-diesel shuttle. Topanga Community House Fair Grounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 10 a.m.-Sunset.
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NEWS
September 6, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
By now, you may be familiar with Central Coast volunteer vacations. You volunteer to go on vacation? Well, yes. As part of your trip, each day you will spend a few hours volunteering your time on various state park projects. Tasks include collecting seeds of endangered plants and removal of invasive vegetation, even caring for the remarkable gardens of Hearst Castle . The volunteer vacations blend this work with recreational outings along the majestic Central Coast, such as nature walks and kayaking.
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BUSINESS
April 13, 2012 | By Shan Li
After turning dates like Mother's Day into consumer bonanzas and elevating Black Friday into a bona fide holiday, retailers have recently embraced Earth Day as yet another reason to shop. But Earth Day, founded by in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a former Wisconsin governor and senator, has a save-the-planet ethos that doesn't jibe well with the shop-till-you drop ads marking traditional holidays like Christmas. So some retailers are giving away eco-friendly items instead. Below is a list of some April 22 freebies and deals culled by dealnews.com: 1. Target Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Got plans for Earth Day 2014? If not, Disney has an option for you that's sure to tug on your heart strings. Following up on its 2012 nature documentary "Chimpanzee," which also opened on Earth Day and went on to make $29 million, Disneynature will debut the documentary "Bears," about a family of bears living in Alaska, on April 18, 2014.  PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 The studio just released the first trailer for the film that tracks...
OPINION
April 22, 2009 | Laura E. Huggins, Laura E. Huggins, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and at the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Mont., is the author with Terry Anderson of "Greener Than Thou."
Earth Day is upon us, and with it, several "green" events, including the broadcasting of "Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau" on public television and in schools. This is surprising at a time when government involvement in the environment is all the rage. Henry David Thoreau, who wrote that "government is best which governs not at all," is probably writhing in his grave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2001
Earth Day's message of conserving resources and protecting our environment is particularly timely this year as scientists report increased global warming, Californians grapple with an energy crisis and oil drilling is proposed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the history of Earth Day, April 22, and find out what you can do to help the environment through these direct links on The Times Launch Point Web site: http://www.latimes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2010 | By Noel Murray
Avatar 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 To some, the idea of watching James Cameron's mega-grossing sci-fi action epic "Avatar" at home -- on a small screen and in crummy ol' 2-D -- will seem about as appealing as being stuck in a human body instead of one of those tall blue Pandora models. Yet even at reduced size, "Avatar" is quite the spectacle, with interplanetary landscapes that look like Yes album covers, and an ecology-minded plot that's as rousing as it is corny.
NEWS
April 22, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Grand Canyon Railway is sprucing up its 90-year-old steam train with a green makeover for Earth Day, which is Monday (today). The former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train will run on eco-friendly recycled vegetable oil for the ride to the Grand Canyon. Grab a seat this month and receive half off a future visit. The deal: Diesel trains operate daily from Williams, Ariz., to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It's a 130-mile round-trip ride with observation cars that provide a front-row seat to the spectacular desert landscape.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Got plans for Earth Day 2014? If not, Disney has an option for you that's sure to tug on your heart strings. Following up on its 2012 nature documentary "Chimpanzee," which also opened on Earth Day and went on to make $29 million, Disneynature will debut the documentary "Bears," about a family of bears living in Alaska, on April 18, 2014.  PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 The studio just released the first trailer for the film that tracks...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Tobacco users on the UCLA campus will have to find a new place to light up as the university enacted its tobacco ban on Earth Day. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced the change last October following a call from UC President Mark Yudof to go smoke-free across the UC system by 2014. The Westwood campus' new policy will prohibit “cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other forms of tobacco, as well as e-cigarettes,” according to a statement on the school website.
SCIENCE
April 30, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Climate change is causing glaciers to melt, heat waves to become more intense, species to become extinct and low-lying island nations like Tuvalu to disappear altogether. To this list of calamities , U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has added another: Climate change could force more women to become prostitutes. That warning is contained in a resolution the California Democrat introduced in Congress on Friday. In House Concurrent Resolution 36 , Rep. Lee and 11 co-sponsors note that warming temperatures could push as many as 3 billion people into poverty by the year 2050.
OPINION
April 24, 2013
Re "Singer became Woodstock's opening act," Obituary, April 23 As someone who truly worked and sang out for peace, freedom, equality and a clean environment, it is appropriate and should always be remembered that Richie Havens passed away on Earth Day. Jerry Rubin Santa Monica ALSO: Letters: Feeding the soul Letters: Try driving smarter Letters: Don't forget the Texas blast
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
It's hard to be a tree in the city, even one planted for peace. Three times the Children's Tree of Life has been destroyed - twice by vandals, once by a city vehicle that accidentally backed into it. Three times, through replanting, it has been resuscitated. Now a fourth New Zealand Christmas tree has been allowed to grow into young adulthood, standing strong and tall in front of its small plaque. Every day in Palisades Park, people walk by and bike by and run by its home just east of the cannon, just north of the Santa Monica Pier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
Huntington Beach City Hall reopened midday Monday after an evacuation caused by a suspicious package. After examining an envelope containing what appeared to be a firecracker and a sandy substance, the bomb squad and hazardous materials team gave evacuated employees the OK to return to work, according to Fire Capt. Bob  Culhane . The envelope was delivered about 8:30 a.m. to a Fire Department office on the fifth floor of City Hall at 2000 Main St. A concerned worker who opened the envelope placed it in a stairwell and called authorities, according to Culhane.
NEWS
April 22, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
Earth Day 2013 gets its own Google Doodle today, an honor that kicks off a day dedicated to reminding us to tread gently on this planet that we all share. The Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle unveils a scenic mountain meadow, with a babbling brook and a lake that's home to a school of fish. Click around and you'll see more: fireflies, a bear emerging out of a cave, a -- what is that? a badger? -- as well as ants, and dandelions you can "blow out. " The passing of the seasons provides a backdrop, all under the watchful, alternating eyes of the sun and the moon.
SCIENCE
April 22, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Happy Earth Day, Earthlings. For Earth Day 2013, take a moment to appreciate your home for what it is -- a blue pinpoint on a vast black canvas. In a 2009 post on NASA Science, Dauna Colter wrote about the 40-year anniversary of Apollo 11, and her words -- and a historic picture from 1969 -- resonate today. The photo, taken by astronaut Bill Anders, showed Earth rising over the moon's horizon. The effects of that image were deeply felt. "For the first time in history, humankind looked at Earth and saw not a jigsaw puzzle of states and countries on an uninspiring flat map," Colter wrote, "but rather a whole planet uninterrupted by boundaries, a fragile sphere of dazzling beauty floating alone in a dangerous void.
NATIONAL
April 22, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Earth Day 2012 arrives with sticker shock: Brace yourself for the $60 light bulb. Light bulb manufacturer Philips is flipping the switch Sunday on its new super-duper energy-efficient LED light bulb; that's when the bulb will go on sale at various outlets, including Home Depot . The full retail price is $60, but consumers will be able to find online deals, rebates and subsidies that will cut the price by $10 or more,  according ...
SCIENCE
April 22, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Happy Earth Day! It's been 43 years since Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson celebrated the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. It's not yet a federal holiday, but Earth Day is celebrated by schoolkids from coast to coast (along with many adults). Of course, it goes without saying that for some folks, every day is Earth Day. Here are seven things you might not have known about Earth Day (and the spirit of environmentalism it represents): * More than 1 billion people in 192 countries are doing something to mark Earth Day this year, according to estimates from the Earth Day Network . In Veracruz, Mexico, volunteers will clean up beaches to improve the habitat for sea turtles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Tobacco users on the UCLA campus will have to find a new place to light up as the university enacted its tobacco ban on Earth Day. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced the change last October following a call from UC President Mark Yudof to go smoke-free across the UC system by 2014. The Westwood campus' new policy will prohibit “cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other forms of tobacco, as well as e-cigarettes,” according to a statement on the school website.
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