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.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. To acknowledge this milestone, Elsevier presents an open access special issue devoted to sustainability. Covering a range of topics, including energy, food science, transportation and waste, this curated collection of 50 journal articles and book chapters demonstrates the dependability and care that trusted scientific research gives our society
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Sustainable Bioenergy, Advances and Impacts, 2019, Pages 49-87
Plastics to Energy: Fuel, Chemicals, and Sustainability Implications, 2019, Pages 21-44
Separation Science and Technology, Volume 11, 2019, Pages 1-12
Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe, 2017, Pages 19-35
Plastics to Energy, 2019, Pages 469-505
Biodiversity of Pantepui: The Pristine “Lost World” of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands, 2019, Pages 403-417