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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.

The Fallen Leaves

CONNECTIONS The Pulse and Politics of the Environment, Peace, and Justice Bob Musil, President, Rachel Carson Council “In nature nothing exists alone.” “The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history… It seems to me, then, that there can be […]

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Remember the Monarchs

Rachel Carson knew she was dying as she wrote fondly to her friend, Dorothy Freeman, of their time together. “But most of all, I shall remember the Monarchs.”

Donal Trump at the UN

Trump, Rachel Carson, War and the Environment?

President Trump has casually threatened nuclear war before and now has promised formally in a chilling speech at the United Nations to “totally destroy” North Korea if need be — presumably by using nukes.

At the Heart of Things

I should be deeply indebted to Marie Maynard Daly. The problem is, I never even heard of her until this week.

An Ode to Federal Bureaucrats

I am one of those unusual fellows who keeps a life list of every bird species I have ever seen. I am a birder, the manly, sporting name that has replaced the old-fashioned and much maligned “bird watcher”.