Environment: Ten Candles for Earth Day

Environmentalists mark a fruitful decade, but tough times loom

In the chill just before dawn, the climbers reached the 1,532-ft. peak of Cadillac Mountain on the Maine coast. Then, as the sun began to rise, Thorn White of Trenton, Me., picked up his bagpipes and played Amazing Grace. Earth Day 1980 was under way.

With festivities ranging from speeches, concerts and organic picnics to solar power demonstrations, kite-flying contests and even a few country boys operating stills, the tenth anniversary of the first Earth Day was celebrated in hundreds of other communities across the...

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