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    The RCC, founded in 1965, is the national environmental organization envisioned by Rachel Carson to carry on her work after her death.
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    We promote Carson's ecological ethic that combines scientific concern for the environment and human health with a sense of wonder and reverence for all forms of life in order to build a sustainable, just, and peaceful future.
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    Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.—Rachel Carson
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More than 80 percent of waste from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas drilling stays in the state: Report

Exposure to oil and gas drilling waste has been linked to numerous health impacts, including cancer.

Rachel Carson and Environmental Justice at the Ecological Society of America

It was at the Patuxent Research Refuge, that Rachel Carson, working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), got her earliest research information and warnings about the adverse health effects of DDT.

Why Should We Care About Robins?

This winter, when it was often cold and rainy, I watched with delight as robins hopped and jumped and dangled from the small branches of my backyard holly tree to get to and gobble its small clusters of bright red-orange berries.

Why Green Pledges Will Not Create the Natural Forests We Need

There are growing concerns that the reforestation agenda is becoming a green cover for the further assault on ecosystems.

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Inside the push to tear down an Oakland freeway

Is Recycling Enough?

Knowing recycling statistics didn’t prepare me for the sheer volume of materials coming in from affluent Montgomery County.