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Photos: Scenes from the first Earth Day, 50 years ago today
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Photos: Scenes from the first Earth Day, 50 years ago today

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Outrage over the burning Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, an oil spill that killed thousands of seabirds off the California coast and a plunging bald eagle population blamed on pesticides drew millions of people to the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.

Here are some scenes from the demonstrations that occurred 50 years ago today:

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