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Google, D.C. celebrate Earth Day

Today, April 22, is Earth Day, the 43rd anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970. Find The Post’s complete coverage below.

Local events | Focus on climate change

In Washington, D.C., you can celebrate Earth Day at Union Station, where there will be music as well as other events. The theme chosen by the Earth Day Network for this year is “the face of climate change.”

Google | Nature at your fingertips

Google also is observing Earth Day today with an interactive logo on its home page:

The four-season natural setting spells out the word “Google” — from the floral first “G” to the gurgling “g” and “e,” with cavernous “o’s” and an arboreal “l” linking the ever-changing scene.

“Today we are celebrating Earth Day with an interactive doodle that captures a slice of nature’s subtle wonders. We hope you enjoy discovering animals, controlling the weather, and observing the seasons,” writes Leon Hong, who co-created the animation.

More on the new gesture-controlled Google Earth

Kids | Celebrate the planet

KidsPost shares a few facts about “the place we all call home.”

Max Ehrenfreund writes for Wonkblog and compiles Wonkbook, a daily policy newsletter. You can subscribe here. Before joining The Washington Post, Ehrenfreund wrote for the Washington Monthly and The Sacramento Bee.

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