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November 19, 1991 | Inquirer photographs by Michael Bryant
It's about rocks. It's about crystals. It's about the very core of the planet. It's the Academy of Natural Sciences' newest exhibit, "What on Earth. " The fact-filled displays also deal with fault lines and mountain regions and other geological phenomena. Some area students yesterday got a preview of the exhibit, which opens Saturday.
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August 13, 1987 | By Maria Archangelo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Medical Mission Sisters are sponsoring a public sunrise service Sunday to celebrate the "Harmonic Convergence," a global healing event that will encourage people to change their attitudes toward the Earth and to stop abuses of the Earth. The service, which will be at 6 a.m. on the Mission Sisters grounds at 8400 Pine Rd., will consist of singing and meditation, according to Sister Estelle Demers. Earthings, a Mission Sisters project concerned with the well-being of the Earth, is sponsoring the service.
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April 3, 2008
THERE'S a question I've been trying to find an answer to for quite some time. The total mass of our planet seems to be steadily decreasing. For millions of years, the earth's mass stayed relatively the same. Land masses shifted, glaciers formed and melted, but our total weight stayed the same. But with the Industrial Revolution came our dependence on fossil fuel. The oil and coal we have extracted from the earth does not replenish itself and has, to some extent, changed the mass of our planet.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1990 | By Mark Jaffe, Inquirer Staff Writer
A thin, filmy blue arch sweeps across the screen. Above is the blackness of outer space. Below is the living Earth. The planet is huge, the abyss even greater, and all that separates one from the other is the frail blue line - our atmosphere. The atmosphere that we are polluting, tampering with, poking holes in. This scene, taken with special 70mm cameras from an orbiting space shuttle, in one spectacular image rams home how delicate is the world we treat so rudely. This is the sobering yet vivid vision of Blue Planet, opening today at the Franklin Institute's Omniverse Theater.
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September 16, 1990 | By DONELLA H. MEADOWS
Is Earth fragile and vulnerable or tough and ruthless? Is it possible for us to trash a whole planet? Or is it about to trash us? "Gaea, as I see her, is no doting mother tolerant of misdemeanors, nor is she some fragile and delicate damsel in danger from brutal mankind. She is stern and tough, always keeping the world warm and comfortable for those who obey the rules, but ruthless in her destruction of those who transgress," said James Lovelock, originator of the idea that Earth is one integrated organism.
NEWS
January 19, 1995
More than 3,000 dead. Entire blocks of Kobe, Japan burned beyond recognition. Hundreds of thousands of residents streaming out of a city collapsing under the demands of so heavy a relief operation. The earthquake that struck Japan's busy port center at 5:46 a.m. Tuesday caused scenes of unimaginable grief and destruction. And those half a world away, watching the force of nature at its most brutal, can't help but wonder whether there is anything human beings can do to minimize the damage.
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January 9, 2013 | By Paul Halpern
Some of the most active advocates for peace have been scientists. Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Linus Pauling, and Albert Schweitzer were among the scientific luminaries who worked tirelessly for global harmony. Perhaps their understanding of Earth's preciousness as the only known planet with life helped inspire their efforts. This season, when night is longest and darkest, offers ample opportunity to reflect on our place in the universe, and to share in the sense of humility that has motivated many thinkers to contemplate ways to bring unity to Earth.
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April 7, 2000 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Postal Service inches closer to its 2000 program of more than 100 stamps with 20 additional commemoratives honoring the Pacific Coast rain forest, sculptor Louise Nevelson and astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble. A self-adhesive sheet of 10 stamps, each 33 cents, was issued March 29 depicting more than two dozen animal and plant species common to the temperate rain forest that stretches from northern California to the Gulf of Alaska. First-day ceremonies will be held at the Elk Overlook in Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Wash.
NEWS
June 3, 1990 | By Jim Detjen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Imagine 200 gigantic marine farms that drift on the surfaces of the world's oceans. Or satellites bigger than Boston or San Francisco that beam solar energy back to Earth. Or so many tons of chemicals dumped into the atmosphere to cleanse it that the sky is bleached white. These are just a few of the visionary schemes being dreamed up by some of the nation's most brilliant scientists as possible ways to combat the global warming that is expected to occur as a result of the greenhouse effect.
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December 16, 1990 | By Vyola P. Willson, Special to The Inquirer
Three-quarters of a million people are expected to visit the Franklin Institute in the next few months to see the Earth from space as only 300 astronauts have viewed it - courtesy of a Chester County company. The showing of Blue Planet, a film shot by the crews of the shuttles Atlantis, Columbia and Discovery, has been financed by a contribution of $150,000 from Environmental Resources Management Inc. of Exton, an environmental consulting company. The film was shot on five NASA shuttle missions between December 1985 and April of this year by 40 astronauts trained in the use of a special camera.
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February 5, 2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Maurice White, 74, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, said his brother, Verdine White. A former session drummer, Mr. White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in the late 1960s. The group went on to sell more than 90 million albums worldwide, displaying a flashy and eclectic musical style that incorporated his influences from growing up in Memphis, Tenn., and working at the influential Chicago music labels Chess and Okeh. The band's many hits included "September," "Shining Star," a cover of the Beatles' "Got to Get You into My Life" and "Boogie Wonderland.
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January 9, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
On the afternoon of Jan. 3, 2011, Kacey Lynn Prim told her mother she was going out and left their home in Audubon, Camden County. Prim was 23, and it was normal for her to take walks. So her mother, Tina, didn't question where she was headed. The next day, Kacey still hadn't returned. Around 2:20 p.m., she called her mother and apologized for being out so long. "I'll be home in a little while," Kacey Prim said, according to her mother. Then the call disconnected. Tina Prim, now 63, never heard from her daughter again.
SPORTS
December 30, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Week 16 was most notable for its upsets, from the screeching halt of Carolina's drive for perfection to the Patriots' bungled handling of the overtime coin toss. Somehow, the Ravens mustered their divisional-rival powers to ground Pittsburgh's passing attack while the Rams knocked the surging Seahawks offense off-stride for the first time since Week 10. And while the Cardinals' ninth consecutive victory wasn't a surprise, the way they humiliated the Packers' offense sure was. Each of these unexpected outcomes yielded disappointing fantasy results for many of the players who had propelled their owners to the championship round.
NEWS
December 4, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961 On Twitter: @DanGeringer
EMILY EGGLY, a senior at Moore College of Art & Design in Center City, said she is constantly surprised by the teenagers with exceptional intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs who she teaches in her "Special Populations" art class. Eggly, who plans to be an art therapist, said, "The first things that develop in our brains are images. We can look at a picture of a dog and know it's a dog before we learn the word 'dog.' So even if you're non-verbal, you can communicate through your images.
NEWS
October 1, 2015
WILL POPE FRANCIS' urging that we all commit to helping the poor make a difference? I hope the pope's advocacy of the poor not only changes minds but also inspires people to become involved in helping the less fortunate. "Each son or daughter of a given country has a mission, a personal and social responsibility," the pope said during his address to a joint session of Congress. And don't just give your money. Give your time and talents. My husband, who stretches out his workday so that he can have a day off every other week, has decided to spend many of those days accompanying me to a prison in Maryland where we teach financial literacy to inmates.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Queen of Earth is not an easy movie to watch. Then again, easy to watch is certainly not Radnor-born-and-raised director Alex Ross Perry's modus operandi. In his short yet prolific career, Perry has made a point of serving up movies that don't go down easy. And we're the better for it. It has been a terrible year for Catherine (Elisabeth Moss, who seems to be somewhat of a muse for Perry, after also starring in 2014's Listen Up Philip - although her part here is considerably better)
NEWS
September 1, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lunch time is less busy at Little Anthony's Pizza in Coatesville this month than it was in June. "Thirty percent of the lunch crowd lost," owner Mark Madanat said. Many of those lost customers worked at nearby Sikorsky Global Helicopter, which this summer began shedding 720 employees over 12 months from its Coatesville plant. Two doors down from the pizza parlor on Lincoln Highway, John Keesey has seen business for his shop, Keesey's Airport Automotive, dry up, too. "We used to get four cars a day from Sikorsky," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2015 | By Lini S. Kadaba, For The Inquirer
EMMAUS, Pa. - It's crunch time at Rodale's Organic Life - and not the kind that involves granola or carrot sticks. The third issue of this new, bimonthly lifestyle magazine that taps into the growing popularity of all things organic is going to print. A dozen staffers have gathered to go over the final to-dos. But the editorial meeting doesn't get past item No. 2 - the table of contents - before editor-in-chief, author, and foodie James Oseland interjects. "I think we can give it a little more TLC. " His compact torso strains over the conference table as though he's in the last meter of a sprint, hands slicing the air. "I think we can make some of the language more robust, clearer, inviting.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders, who established himself in the 1970s and 1980s with a series of classic dramas such as The American Friend , The State of Things , and Paris, Texas , also has become one of Europe's premiere documentary filmmakers, with fascinating, no-nonsense pictures that profile other artists, including fashion designers ( Notebook on Cities and Clothes ), musicians ( Buena Vista Social Club ), and other filmmakers ( Lightning Over Water , Tokyo-Ga )
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June 17, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Though not inclined to look back, the Crossing choir and its founder/director, Donald Nally, have roughly 10 years of mutual history, which explains why Sunday's opening of the annual Month of Moderns festival at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill was often retrospective, if never tame. Some Crossing followers might have been shocked that two pieces dated to the 1990s, the more substantial being David Shapiro's A Century of Aprils , a Mass setting of sorts, that was written for one of Nally's previous choirs, the Bridge Ensemble.
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