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The Sea Around Us, Special Edition: Rachel Carson, Jeffrey S. Levinton, Ann H. Zwinger

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson’s rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on … Continue reading

Rachel Carson

AmericanExperiencePBS Published on Dec 8, 2016 Featuring the voice of Mary-Louise Parker as the influential writer and scientist, Rachel Carson is an intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. When Silent Spring … Continue reading

What Did Rachel Carson Discover? Silent Spring, Quotes, Biography, Accomplishments (2001)

The Film Archives Published on Aug 1, 2015 Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. … Continue reading

Rachel Carson’s Legacy: The Silent Spring Series – Exploring Ethics


BBC World Service – Witness History, Silent Spring: A book that changed the world

Silent Spring, written by marine biologist Rachel Carson, looked at the effect that synthetic pesticides were having on the environment. Within years of its publication in 1962, the widespread use of DDT had been outlawed in the USA. Louise Hidalgo … Continue reading

DDT, Malaria, and the Book That Changed Environmental Debate | Retro Report

RETRO REPORT Jan 22, 2017 Author Rachel Carson’s strike against the pesticide DDT turned her into an environmental hero, but also a foil for those who believe regulation has gone too far. Now, that fight is more relevant — and … Continue reading

Microplastics Have Invaded The Deep Ocean — And The Food Chain : The Sal t : NPR The largest habitat for life on Earth is the deep ocean. It’s home to everything from jellyfish to giant bluefin tuna. But the deep ocean is being invaded by tiny pieces of plastic — plastic that people thought was … Continue reading

Bill McKibben | How the Iconic 1968 Earthrise Photo Changed Our Relationship to the Planet

By Bill McKibben, Reader Supported News 8 December 18 Nineteen sixty-eight was a crazy year, its events moving at a horrific pace. The Tet Offensive. The My Lai Massacre. Bobby Kennedy announcing the news that the Rev. Martin Luther King … Continue reading

Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science: Carey Gillam

It’s the herbicide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it’s in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto’s Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, … Continue reading

To Respect the Earth’s Limits — or Push Them? – Bill McKibben – The New York Times

By Bill McKibben   Jan. 31, 2018 THE WIZARD AND THE PROPHET Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World By Charles C. Mann 640 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $28.95. In “The Wizard and the Prophet” Charles C. … Continue reading