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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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World’s Largest Solar + Battery Plant Unveiled in Hawaii

Hawaii has a new, game-changing tool in its renewable energy arsenal.

Lawrence reborn: A polluted mill town reclaims its future

Residents of New England’s former mill towns often feel left behind after manufacturers leave town. But in Lawrence, Mass., locals have refused to let abandoned buildings and polluted landscapes define their future.

Missing Winter?

As the first snow flurries begin to fall, I rush to put out extra seed in my yard. Within seconds, a junco appears beneath the feeders, as if beamed in from Canada.

Clear Cut – Rachel Carson Council Report about Wood Pellets, Enviva and Environmental Justice

The Rachel Carson Council’s new report, Clear Cut, takes a comprehensive look at the forces driving the wood pellet industry’s hold in the United States.

The case for “conditional optimism” on climate change

Limiting the damage requires rapid, radical change — but such changes have happened before.