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Why Bill Nye is set to march on Washington

Sometimes science should be political
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Bill Nye remembers the very first official Earth Day, when Senator Gaylord Nelson founded an environmental teach-in on April 22, 1970. "I went to Washington and locked my bike to some flag pole," Nye muses. "I assume if you did that today, you'd be disappeared."

This year's Earth Day celebration will be a little different for "The Science Guy", an engineer and educator famous for the so-named children's show of the '90s. The event falls the

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