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Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014

This year, we're celebrating Earth Day all week long.

It’s Earth Week on! We're focusing on climate change, highlighting Earth Day events and sharing ways Americans #ActOnClimate -- from climate scientists at the National Labs to high school students competing in the National Science Bowl. Follow along all week on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+, and let us know how you #ActOnClimate.

Earth Day at Fenway Park

Secretary Moniz's First Pitch at Fenway for Earth Day
Secretary Moniz, far right, throws the first pitch at the Red Sox Earth Day game on April 22, 2014. | Photo by <a href="/node/716056">Marissa Newhall</a>, Energy Department.

On Earth Day, Secretary Moniz was invited to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game. Here's how it went.

Video: Secretary Moniz Loosens Up For Earth Day Pitch

Secretary Moniz will join EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at Fenway Park to throw out the first pitch at this year's Red Sox Earth Day game. Luckily, he's been practicing.


5 Million Reasons for Communities to Lower Their Energy Use
Looking for ways to save energy? Check out the <a href="/node/587248">top 8 energy efficiency tips</a> that every homeowner should try. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department. Updated January 2, 2014.

All across the country, communities are competing to reduce their energy use, and you can take action too!

Advancing Climate Science with Global Research Facilities
This Gulfstream-1 research plane carries a payload of more than 30 scientific instruments to measure smoke from forest fires and other biomass burns. | Image courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Learn how scientists are collecting and studying data to develop a better understanding of the Earth's climate.