Today marks the 44th annual Earth Day. The first, April 22, 1970, came eight years after the publication of Rachel Carson’s epic work, Silent Spring, and just 14 months after the horrific oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel; at that time, it was the largest oil spill ever in America and today ranks third behind the Exxon Valdez (1989) and Deepwater Horizon (2010) disasters....more