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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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    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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    Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.—Rachel Carson
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    "There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." -Rachel Carson
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    The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.—Rachel Carson

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How Bill McKibben’s Radical Idea of Fossil-Fuel Divestment Transformed the Climate Debate

“We need to view the fossil-fuel industry in a new light. It has become a rogue industry, reckless like no other force on Earth.”

Uranium firm urged Trump officials to shrink Bears Ears National Monument

A uranium company launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument

The Fallen Leaves

Nat King Cole’s old melody, “Autumn Leaves,” is about sadness and loss, lost love, and the waning of summer’s warmth. “Since you went away the days grow long. And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song.” But are those lovely leaves “of red and gold” gone forever? Where do they go after all? Is winter an […]

Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Native Forests to Coal Country

Previous efforts to restore former coal mine sites in Appalachia have left behind vast swaths of unproductive land. Now, a group of nonprofits and scientists are working to restore native trees to the region.

Where Corn Is King, the Stirrings of a Renaissance in Small Grains

Breaking with the industrial model of growing corn and soybeans, a growing number of Iowa farmers are putting oats, rye, and other small grains into their crop rotation, a switch that is regenerating soils, cleaning up waters, and providing benefits to family farms.