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The Associated Press. Demonstrators stand around wooden boxes filled with men and women during an Earth Day mock funeral on April 22, 1970, at Logan International Airport in Boston. The group held a rally protesting the airport's air pollution, expansion and the coming of supersonic jets. Some 15 demonstrators were arrested by state police who charged them with blocking foot passages in the lobby of the airport.

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From rebellious roots, Earth Day now mainstream

WASHINGTON -- There was no ''Green Movement'' yet and little talk of global warming. Instead, the original Earth Day 40 years ago emphasized ''ecology'' and goals like cleaning up pollution and litter -- along with a more anti-establishment vibe than today.

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