Instant Index: Earthly Beauties, Celebrating Earth Day with Photography

Diane Sawyer reveals the top stories people are buzzing about this week.
1:47 | 04/22/13

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Transcript for Instant Index: Earthly Beauties, Celebrating Earth Day with Photography
at the top of our instant index tonight we want to show you a video, of a white house science fair, and believe me, these kids have projects way beyond the baking soda volcanoes we used to make. President obama provided power for a portable water filtration. s IT'S A WAY TO CLEAN Contaminated water when there's no electricity. And 100 students showed off everything from biofuels to reebot arms lifting cargo. The president said if winning sports teams get to come to the white house, science winners should to. And as more than a billion people marked earth day, some perspective with help from nasa. Photos released today labelled earth day and earth night. The space age invites us all to celebrate the view from fields in brazil, to the aurora borealis. The photos, their yearly reminder, how much is at stake on this planet we all share. A planet, sadly, that has a little less music in it today. Richie havens, the folk rock icon was a senn s at woodstock in 1969. ♪ Freedom freedom ♪ what not everyone knew, this song happened after he was asked to perform for three hours because none of the other musicians had arrived. So he improvised this song, it became his signature as he performed and toured for 45 years. He was 72 years old.

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