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Off the Beaten Path: The journeys we make

...Native American rights, to Cesar Chavez and farm worker's rights, to the Inuit and muskox of Nunivak Island, to Rachel Carson ... the list goes on. He is the only person to win National Book Awards for fiction and nonfiction. His last work...
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...pick up the book at any point. "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson (1962)Justice William O. Douglas called "Silent...important chronicle of this century for the human race."Rachel Carson became the lightning rod for a national movement to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...temperatures rise, creatures die By DAVID IGNATIUS THE WASHINGTON POST In her 1962 book, ``Silent Spring,'' Rachel Carson described some of the early warning signs that DDT and other pesticides were harming the environment. A vivid example...
This was Mardy Murie

...birthday in August was never carried in our local paper I will attempt to answer this question. After the passing of Rachel Carson and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, the title of the Grandmother of the Conservation Movement went to Margaret Murie...
Eagles congregating in Haines

...the noise. Ravens croak, crows caw, magpies and jays chatter, all adding to the cacophony of sounds. This is not Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring." It's Haines, Alaska's noisy fall eagle migration. Each fall up to 4,000 eagles gather...
My turn: Our real job: voting for community

...together. We are, all humans and other life forms, indeed an obligate community on our "single space ship" Earth. Rachel Carson, Carl Sagan, Jane Goodall, E. O. Wilson, and now the millions of Facebook and Twitter users make our interdependence...
Did pesticide kill the birds?

...consider treatment. But I would feel much better about making my choice if I had all the facts in front of me. As Rachel Carson said, "It is the public that is being asked to assume the risks that the insect controllers calculate. The public...
Alaska editorial: Delegation needs to convey urgency of Arctic warming

...picture of how the Arctic will suffer from global warming may be remembered as the "Silent Spring" of this generation. Rachel Carson's 1962 book highlighted the looming disaster from rapidly expanding use of pesticides. Her book aroused the conscience...
Outside editorial: Al Gore deserved his Nobel Peace Prize

...complacency, and moved opinion by marshaling facts in a way too compelling to ignore. In the 1960s, it was the naturalist Rachel Carson, whose landmark book "Silent Spring" is credited with launching the global environmental movement and halting the...
Outside editorial: Rachel Carson was a visionary with critics the Philadelphia Inquirer: Sound off on the important issues at On her ceremonial 100th birthday celebration, Rachel Carson, mother of modern environmentalism, stands accused of genocide. Incited, in part, by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla...


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