• mountain_lake
    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.
  • Lake on Alaska
    The RCC, founded in 1965, is the national environmental organization envisioned by Rachel Carson to carry on her work after her death.
  • great-falls-web
    Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.—Rachel Carson
  • monarch_slider
  • bluebells_web
    "There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." -Rachel Carson
  • wood duck family home page
  • coopers hawk home page
    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

• Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022
• 1.5 Degrees Warming and the Search for Climate Justice for the Poor
• Atlantic Coast Pipeline hits more delays in North Carolina
• Empire State Building Shines Green After NYC’s Decision to Take on Fossil Fuel Industry

Commentary: Farming for a small planet

Industrial agriculture is a dead end. Agroecology is the only way to ensure that all people have access to sufficient, healthful food.

When Humans War, Animals Die

A new study finds a strong relationship between armed conflict and the decline of Africa’s large animals.

The Fallen Leaves

Nat King Cole’s old melody, “Autumn Leaves,” is about sadness and loss, lost love, and the waning of summer’s warmth. “Since you went away the days grow long. And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song.” But are those lovely leaves “of red and gold” gone forever? Where do they go after all? Is winter an […]

Honey Bees Attracted to Glyphosate and a Common Fungicide

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been one of the most effective tools used to protect America’s perilously declining wildlife and has helped prevent the extinction of 99 percent of the species under its protection.

After an Uncertain Start, U.S. Offshore Wind Is Powering Up

After years of delays, the U.S. offshore wind industry is finally gaining momentum, with new projects being planned along the Atlantic coast. So far, the Trump administration seems to be regarding offshore wind as one form of renewable energy it can support.