Previous Rachel Carson News

A Long-Forgotten TV Script by Rachel Carson Is Now a Picture Book 02-09-24

In “Something About the Sky,” the National Book Award-winning marine biologist brings her signature sense of wonder to the science of clouds.

Seven Women Who Made the World Better for Birds and People 03-09-23

We’re giving a major hat tip to these die-hard conservationists, because every month should be Women’s History Month. Read more

Douglas Brinkley: Our planet needs another “Rachel Carson moment” 11-13-22

While writing a history of Rachel Carson and the environmental movement of the 1960s and ’70s, I was bombarded daily with contemporary news flashes about human-caused climate change disasters. Read more

What the world can learn from Rachel Carson as we fight for our planet 10-27-21

With her brave book Silent Spring, Carson changed the course of US environmental history. We would do well to study her example. Read more

Rachel Carson’s Maine: Wonders at the edge of the sea never grow old 09-08-21

The author, marine biologist, and conservationist was one of the state’s most perceptive ‘summer people.’ Read more

For Rachel Carson, wonder was a radical state of mind 10-02-19

Misplaced wonder at our own scientific and technological prowess, she worried, would isolate humanity from the realities of the world we share, not just with one another, but with all living creatures. Read more at Aeon

Will Rachel Carson Be the First Woman on the $20 Bill?

There’s a movement afoot to put a woman on the $20 bill and retire the slavery-supporting, Trail-of-Tears-Blazing President Andrew Jackson from his long-held post.

Among the top 15 nominees is marine biologist and author Rachel Carson whos groundbreaking book Silent Spring warned of the degredatio of natural systems if pesticide use continued unchecked. Carson didn’t live to see the formation of the U.S. EPA or the 1972 ban on the sale of DDT in the U.S. …Full article

Rachel Carson Discovered in West Virginia?

Where would you look for Rachel Carson’s typewriter, the oversized magnifying glass with which she poured over the tiny print of Federal publications to be edited, or her earliest memos warning about DDT in 1945? …more