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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”.

A Quiet Day in the Woods

Enough of being an office-bound environmentalist. I want, no, I need, to get out in the nature that as head of the Rachel Carson Council, I am sworn to protect.

Can American Forests Save the Planet?

I just saw an incredible chart that showed CO2 in the atmosphere going down and global warming starting to slow and reverse! This is not Donald Trump denial, or some nut proposing we destroy asteroids to save the Earth.