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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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    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 the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction. ~Rachel Carson
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Recent News

• The Worst Day in Earth’s History Contains an Ominous Warning
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• Peter Dykstra: Spoiling “America’s Best Idea”
• The Stark Inequality of Climate Change
• Op-ed: Natural gas vs. renewable energy — beware the latest gas industry talking points

We Need a Just Transition—Because We Should Abandon Coal, Not Coal Workers

The coal industry is dying. But we can’t allow the communities that have been dependent on coal to die along with it.

The Great Biomass Boondoggle

The problem with this so-called green energy source is that instead of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, it increases the amount of CO2 coming out of the smokestack compared to fossil fuels

The Environment and Impeachment?

As soon as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi announced the initiation of an impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Donald Trump, the RCC signed on in support of a pro-impeachment rally.

Fall Foliage Prediction Map

The 2019 Fall Foliage Map is the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. While no tool can be 100% accurate, this tool is meant to help travelers better time their trips to have the best opportunity of catching peak color each year.

Climate Justice Rally in Asheville, North Carolina

We are in the midst of the largest global movement towards climate action ever seen, thanks to the persistence and passion of young leaders around the world.

These Girl Scouts are saving wild bees, one ‘hotel’ at a time

Last month, millions of youth activists around the world took to the streets to fight for their right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and not have to suffer the wrath of the climate crisis.