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Editorial: Going green sensibly for a healthy environment, climate
Reasonable ideas that ease economic impact can help counter deniers, alarmists
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Buford resident Teri Summers stands among piles of garbage that was collected during a shore sweep April 14 at Lake Lanier in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes
It’s Earth Day, an observance begun in 1970 to call attention to environmental issues, in a time when the nation’s air and water were growing more foul by the year. Today, the focus remains just as vital in an age when climate change and plastic islands in the ocean are the main worries. Which begs this question: Why should cleaning up the world create such a political divide?