On April 22nd 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Spearhead by Senator Nelson, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, the first Earth Day protests forced environmental protection onto the national political agenda and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passing of key environmental legislation.
Today, Earth Day is widely recognised as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behaviour and provoke policy changes. Now, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the devastating effects of climate change become more and more apparent every day.
To mark Earth Day 2021, Elsevier presents a curated list of free access journal articles and book chapters in support of this year's theme - Restore our Earth.
Patricia Ruiz-Ruiz, Adrián Estrada, Marcia Morales, Chapter 8 - Carbon dioxide capture and utilization using microalgae, Editor(s): Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Mariana Manzoni Maroneze, Maria Isabel Queiroz, Leila Queiroz Zepka, Handbook of Microalgae-Based Processes and Products, Academic Press, 2020, Pages 185-206, ISBN 9780128185360, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818536-0.00008-7.
Samuel M. Gorton, Chapter 41 - Integrated agroecological technology networks for food, bioenergy, and biomaterial production, Editor(s): Anju Dahiya, Bioenergy (Second Edition), Academic Press, 2020, Pages 767-788, ISBN 9780128154977, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815497-7.00041-5.
Alfredo de Jesús Martínez-Roldán, Rosa Olivia Cañizares-Villanueva, Chapter 7 - Wastewater treatment based in microalgae, Editor(s): Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Mariana Manzoni Maroneze, Maria Isabel Queiroz, Leila Queiroz Zepka, Handbook of Microalgae-Based Processes and Products, Academic Press, 2020, Pages 165-184, ISBN 9780128185360, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818536-0.00007-5.
Separation Science and Technology, Volume 11, 2019, Pages 1-12
Choy Yee Keong, Chapter 2 - The United Nations' journey to global environmental sustainability since Stockholm: An assessment, Editor(s): Choy Yee Keong, Global Environmental Sustainability, Elsevier, 2021, Pages 7-61
William D. Fletcher, Craig B. Smith, Chapter 9 - What would it take to reach net zero?, Reaching Net Zero, Elsevier, 2020, Pages 107-122
Trevor M. Letcher, 1 - Global warming—a complex situation, Editor(s): Trevor M. Letcher, Climate Change (Third Edition), Elsevier, 2021, Pages 3-17
Chris D. Jones, Chapter 4 - Numerical modeling of the global climate and carbon cycle system, Editor(s): Trevor M. Letcher, Climate Change (Third Edition), Elsevier, 2021, Pages 67-91
Daniel A. Fiscus, Brian D. Fath, Chapter 8 - Technology and applications in the context of holistic life–environment, Editor(s): Daniel A. Fiscus, Brian D. Fath, Foundations for Sustainability, Academic Press, 2019, Pages 205-230
Daniel A. Vallero, Chapter 13 - Air pollution control technologies, Editor(s): Daniel A. Vallero, Air Pollution Calculations, Elsevier, 2019, Pages 377-428, 9780128149348