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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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In Minneapolis, low-income neighborhoods see influx of clean energy investment

The city’s “green zones” program aims to encourage solar and energy efficiency projects while preventing gentrification.

More Americans Than Ever Believe in Climate Change, No Matter What Trump Says

New rates of melting ice underscore the results of an encouraging survey about environmental attitudes

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.

Coal Ash Is Contaminating Groundwater in at least 22 States, Utility Reports Show

So far, utilities have acknowledged the presence of enough health-harming contaminants like arsenic to trigger cleanup rules at 70 coal-fired power plant sites.