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Celebrating Our Earth for Earth Day!

Colony cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, is a bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis, under microscope, 3D illustration. Cr. Romanenko Alexey. Shutterstock.

Thank you, cyanobacteria! We humans exist because of tiny organisms—cyanobacteria, or blue-green bacteria—that evolved about 2.7 billion years ago. They flourished in Earth’s warm oceans of that time. They released oxygen gases from carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight—the process called photosynthesis. As cyanobacteria created more free oxygen, the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere reached…

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Earth Day Comes Next Week—Join In!

From Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24, Lab staff can volunteer for and assessment of the Lab’s waste, participate in a new composting and gardening research project, watch a documentary on ecology, or learn about and the Lab’s sustainability efforts from John Elliott.

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A Wealth of Earth Day-Week Activities

LBNL Deputy Director Horst Simon, in a message to the Lab, announces a wealth of Lab activities related to Earth Day and Earth Week, and invites all Lab employees to learn how they can make a positive impact.

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ESD and Earth Day 2011

Source: Daniel Hawkes This year’s Earth Day (Friday, April 22, 2011) arrives in the midst of sobering Earth events. The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan have caused death and destruction, and, with the lingering hazard of released radiation, may do so for years to come. As members of LBNL’s Earth Sciences Division, few groups…

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