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Ray Bradbury Dies at 91

American fantasy, science fiction, and horror writer Ray Bradbury was born in Illinois on August 22, 1920. He went on to become one of the most celebrated authors of the 20th century.

Ray Bradbury is most well known for The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), and the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953). Many of his novels have been recreated into popular comic books, TV shows, and movies.

Upon his death on June 5, 2012 The New York Times called him “the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the mainstream.” Ray Bradbury is survived by four daughters and several grandchildren.

Sources: Biography, Wikipedia

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World Environment Day

OrmanWhat is World Environment Day?

Created in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Environment Day (WED) is a global holiday that celebrates a healthy environment, creates environmental awareness, and encourages people all over the world to take positive environmental action.

Each year, the United Nations Environmental Programme centers WED around a specific theme and environmental area of interest. The theme for WED 2011 is “Forests: Nature At Your Service.”

Find out more about WED at the United Nations Environmental Programme’s WED website.

When is World Environment Day?

WED is celebrated on June 5 of each year to commemorate the opening of the 1972 Stockholm Conference.

How do I celebrate World Environment Day?

This year, celebrating WED is as simple as planting a tree, but if you’re looking for even more ways to celebrate WED or want to involve your whole community, check out the United Nations Environmental Programme’s suggested WED activities for ideas.

Don’t just help keep the environment clean on June 5. Go green and adopt eco-friendly habits and behaviors all year round by following these guidelines from the United Nations Environment Programme.

Sources: unep.org
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