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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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Recent News

• States aren’t waiting for the Trump administration on environmental protections
• Carbon dioxide levels just hit 415 ppm. Who saw this coming? Exxon Mobil.
• From making it to managing it, plastic is a major contributor to climate change
• Third Jury Rules Roundup Caused Cancer, Orders Bayer to Pay $2 Billion

Plastics Threaten Global Climate at a Massive Scale During Each Point of Lifecycle, Report Finds

Plastics in the environment play a huge role on the climate as it degrades, continually releasing methane and other GHGs that increase as plastics break down further.

Scientists are baffled by a giant spike in this greenhouse gas (it’s not CO2)

The unexpected culprit that could throw a wrench in the world’s efforts to stop climate change?

Is the Green New Deal Too Radical?

The climate crisis, like the threat of nuclear war at the height of the Cold War, needs a rallying cry, and it needs action — fast.

Puerto Rico got rid of its coal ash pits. Now the company responsible is moving them to Florida.

Earlier this year, Puerto Rico passed legislation establishing the goal of powering its grid with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, which requires giving up coal power by 2028.

The bioenergy delusion

Replacing fossil fuels with bioenergy only takes us backwards, continuing our addiction to burning and extraction, and causing extensive ecological damage.

The Battle Over Air Quality near Factory Farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Residents of the Delmarva Peninsula and community advocates say the poultry industry is thwarting their efforts to monitor harmful air pollution from chicken farms.