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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Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Volume 4: Encyclopedia of Ecology (Second Edition), 2019, Pages 344-351
Sustainable Power Generation: Current Status, Future Challenges, and Perspectives, 2019, Pages 327-352
Nuclear Engineering: A Conceptual Introduction to Nuclear Power, 2018, Pages 379-407
Managing Global Warming: An Interface of Technology and Human Issues, 2019, Pages 117-197
Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation, 2018, Pages 251-263
Advances in Eco-Fuels for a Sustainable Environment, 2019, Pages 89-117
Processing and Sustainability of Beverages, Volume 2: The Science of Beverages, 2019, Pages 1-36
Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies, 2019, Pages 249-260
Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles, 2020, Pages 311-326
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 68, Part 1, February 2017, Pages 333-359