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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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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.

I oversaw the U.S. nuclear power industry. Now I think it should be banned.

The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents.

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

“At night, we turn on a flashlight … and it looks like it’s raining outside there are so many particles [in the air],” she said