Earth Day Birthday

Earth Day turns 40 on April 22, and while the event may now be considered over the hill, it is still fighting an uphill battle.

Green energy, water conservation and climate change are focal points of this year’s campaign, and an estimated one billion people in 190 countries will observe the day of environmental awareness.

There are several ways to get involved, on Earth Day and every day: Walk or bike instead of drive, use a refillable water bottle or coffee mug or bring a reusable shopping bag to the store, to name a few. Then, on April 22, attend Earth Day events such as the rally in support of the Clean Air Act at Sen. Harry Reid’s office at 11 a.m. (Lloyd D. George Building, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South), the Earth Day Fair at UNLV (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) or GreenFest at The District from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

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A patient with Alzheimer’s disease ambles up the walkway to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, a two-faced building with one side resembling something like molten steel poured over a rolling hillside. Its strangeness calls to mind that she’s been here before for an appointment, and she’s pleased to have remembered. At the same moment, via videoconference, a doctor at the center reads a short story to test the memory of a patient in Winnemucca who has Huntington’s disease. And another patient, who has Parkinson’s, meets with the sole nurse practitioner at the Ruvo outpost in Reno, where she’ll assess his tremors.