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KUOW's environment beat brings you stories on the ongoing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, alternative energy, the health of the Puget Sound, coal transportation and more. We're also partnered with several stations across the Northwest to bring you environmental news via EarthFix.

What's In A Name: How Earth Day Was Born

The Americas are seen from space on Earth Day 2014 in a photo captured by NOAA's GOES-East satellite.
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The Americas are seen from space on Earth Day 2014 in a photo captured by NOAA's GOES-East satellite.

Marcie Sillman talks with Denis Hayes, local environmental activist and founder of Earth Day, about how the perfect name for the day was determined.