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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

Recent News

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• This Scientist Stands Between Scott Pruitt and the Destruction of the EPA’s Advisory Boards

Wildlife officials stunned and outraged after the Trump administration guts the Migratory Bird Act

For decades, the Migratory Bird Act Treaty has protected migratory birds from polluting industries.

236 Mayors Urge EPA Not to Repeal U.S. Clean Power Plan

The mayors, representing 51 million people across 47 states, told Scott Pruitt the emissions rules are needed to protect their cities from climate change.

Rachel Carson and Nuclear War?

Rachel Carson, perhaps the greatest, and certainly the best known, environmentalist of the twentieth century, was deeply opposed to nuclear testing and nuclear war from at least 1946.

In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that saving species need not be a conservation priority. But this revisionist thinking shows a lack of understanding of evolution and an ignorance of the natural world.

New Online Calculator Lets You See the Impact of Your Meat Intake

One of my resolutions this year is to eat less meat. As a lifelong carnivore, this task has already proven to be easier said than done.