Rachel Carson: Secret Birder

10,000 Birds

Maybe it was because we read Rachel Carson’s words out loud that her warnings about the silence of birds stayed with me. Carson’s phrases embedded themselves in my young, nature-absorbent mind, and I never forgot the urgency of them.

Audubon Women in Conservation – 8th Annual Rachel Carson Awards

The Green Samaritan

On Monday, May 23rd, the Audubon Women in Conservation will hold its 8th Annual Rachel Carson Awards luncheon. Green Living Audubon Women in Conservation Rachel Carson Awards event Maya Lin Sigourney Weave

12th Annual Women in Conservation Rachel Carson Awards

The Green Samaritan

Through the power of social media and Twitter, TGS connected with the Women In Conservation back in 2010 for the 7th Annual Luncheon recognizing Isabella Rossellini and Fernanda Kellogg. On May 20th, See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

Audubon’s 2012 Women in Conservation: The Rachel Carson Award Goes To…

Eco Chic

The 2012 Rachel Carson Award recipients, L to R: The Rev. Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism NYC NYC DOT rachel carson Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, President of The Regeneration Project / Interfaith Power and Light, L.

Words from Maya Lin, Sigourney Weaver and The Women of the Gulf

The Green Samaritan

Back from New York after attending the National Audubon Society’s Women in Conservation 8th Annual Rachel Carson Awards event where Sigourney Weaver and Maya Lin were honored for their environmental efforts. I often ask myself, what would Rachel Carson do?

A Passion for Nature: 7 Must-Read Books on Climate Change.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green books climate change environment nature Rachel Carson readingSaving the environment does not have to be limited to somewhat boring reports depicting the scary statistics issued by institutes and universities these authors add passion that no-doubt fuels readers to act.

National Audubon Society 11th Annual Women In Conservation Luncheon

The Green Samaritan

On Tuesday at the Plaza Hotel in New York, The National Audubon Society celebrated its 11th annual Women in Conservation Luncheon by presenting the 2014 Rachel Carson Award to yet another three. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

Podcast with Ecologist and Author Sandra Steingraber

Green Living Ideas

The good folks at Earth Justice have just produced this great podcast with ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber, considered by many to be this generation’s Rachel Carson. Activism Alternative Energy Green Inspirations Pollution chemicals climate change fracking PCBs Rachel Carson Sandra Steingraber silent spring toxic trespass

Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

Green (Living) Review

The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.

World Health Organization Claims No Health Risk for DDT

Eco Friendly Daily

Banned in many countries for decades after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring , DDT appears to be getting a public relations makeover by the World Health Organization, which says the chemical should be reassessed as a tool for fighting malaria.

Bette Midler is “mad” about birds

10,000 Birds

Bette Midler herself is a recipient of Audubon’s 2008 Rachel Carson Award for her work with the New York Restoration Project. Bette Midler , conservationist and star of screen and stage, has a thing for birds. “I love birds.

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Sigourney Weaver Gets Audubon Award, Tells Ladies to “Kick Ass”

Eccorazzi

Last week, the National Audubon Society honored actress Sigourney Weaver with the Rachel Carson Award at the organization’s annual Women in Conservation Luncheon.

World Health Organization Claims No Health Risk for DDT

Eco Friendly Daily

Banned in many countries for decades after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, DDT appears to be getting a public relations makeover by the World Health Organization, which says the chemical should be reassessed as a tool for fighting malaria.

The Fossil Fuel Burden

Celsias

Kari: You've been called the new Rachel Carson and a poet with a knife. In 1962, Carson wrote Silent Spring , which has been credited for helping to spark the modern environmental movement with its warnings of the dangers of pesticides

Mad Men Go Falcon Trapping

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ten years after this article appeared in LIFE magazine, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published. The thrill of victory: bird banders capture a falcon. By Joe Smith , ornithologist and restoration ecologist.

10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

Nature Conservancy - Science

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge , Maine. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Rachel Carson’s passing. Carson is best known for Silent Spring , her work educating the public on the devastation caused by pesticides like DDT.

Audubon Woman In Conservation: Four Honorees to Inspire Us All

The Green Samaritan

Off to New York for the Audubon Women in Conservation Rachel Carson Awards event which was inspiring and an honor to attend.

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Breast milk reveals how many banned pesticides plague Tunisians

Green Prophet

Calling All Birders: Come To Hog Island!

10,000 Birds

Rachel Carson was a frequent guest in the 1950s. The first time I saw a puffin, it was a revelation. I’d seen pictures of them, of course – the stocky, flamboyantly-beaked little seabirds who always seem to be wearing expressions of sympathetic concern – but I’d never seen one “in bird” (the avian equivalent of “in person”). I was returning from Rockport, Maine, having retrieved my daughter Skye and her friend Bau-Hien from a photography workshop.

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Washashore by Suzanne Goldsmith

10,000 Birds

She’s just discovering the work of Rachel Carson and finds a sympathetic ear in a young teacher who is dating the island’s resident bird rescuer. The early teen years are prime time for kids to adopt environmentalism as a cause. The human sense of fairness and empathy is strongly in place by age eight or so, while puberty sparks the sense that authority figures don’t always know best and that heady idealism that old fogies tend to see as self-righteousness.

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Contemplating California Condors

10,000 Birds

For me, a bird called the California Condor has taken over more of my thoughts lately, and I decided it was time to see one before giving a presentation about it to the Rachel Carson Commemoration at the National Aviary in May.

2010 TGS Year in Review

The Green Samaritan

May : Off to New York for the Audubon Women in Conservation Rachel Carson Awards event which was inspiring and an honor to attend.

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Non-Toxic Pest Control, Beating Out the Bedbugs

Green Home Blog

And while DDT was admittedly the impetus behind the agricultural boom after WWII, Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, Silent Spring , also gave birth to a more important perception or point of view, this one called “the environmental movement”.

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Danger of Bone Cancer From Fluoride in Toothpaste, Drinking Water

Green (Living) Review

is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition; and former President of the Rachel Carson Trust.

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Non-Toxic Pest Control, Beating Out the Bedbugs

Green Home Blog

And while DDT was admittedly the impetus behind the agricultural boom after WWII, Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, Silent Spring , also gave birth to a more important perception or point of view, this one called “the environmental movement”.

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Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?

The Alien Next Door

Now think of how a single book—Silent Spring by Rachel Carson—helped spawn the American environmental movement of the 1960s. That is the question David Holmes at Monash University asked in his Feb 20 th 2014 article in the Australian ezine The Conversation.

Celebrating Womanhood: I am Woman I am Paradox

The Alien Next Door

She is Joan of Arc , Queen Elizabeth I , Amelia Earhart , Marie Curie , Anne Frank , Mother Teresa , Mary Wollstonecraft , Rachel Carson , Lynn Margulis , Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter.

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Elk in the Neighborhood: On Conservation and Lost Hope

Nature Conservancy - Science

It is not just the Theodore Roosevelts and Rachel Carsons who make a difference, as important as they are. The wind whistled through the hills and my face felt numb with cold. Prudence suggested I call it a day. How about we check out one more spot?” I said to my son.

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China’s ‘Silent Spring’ has many more political hurdles to jump

Green Blog

Under the Dome invites comparison with Silent Spring , Rachel Carson’s 1962 exposé of the effects of pesticides, and some commentators have predicted that the documentary will galvanise China in much the same way that Carson’s book changed America.

Is Natural History Still Relevant for Conservation Science?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Many of the most well-known figures in conservation history have been observant naturalists – think Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson , Jane Goodall and Edward O. Is field observation still relevant to conservation science? Photo: © Matt Moorhead/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Multiple carcinogens in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo

Green (Living) Review

is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition; and former President of the Rachel Carson Trust.

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5 Green Books to Buy for Christmas (Or Hannukah)

Green Prophet

Written by Rachel Carson, the book was a clarion call to the world, on why we need to wake up to the industrial pollution we are putting into our earth, and bodies. Ironically Carson died quite young in her 50s from breast cancer.

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Comebackers

10,000 Birds

DDT led to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which could (indirectly) be why a lot of us are birders in the first place. If you ask this Great Ornithologist, extinction is an extremely depressing issue. For mankind to snatch away a species’ very existence is wrong on so many levels that I can’t begin to explain them. It is the ultimate expression of ignorance, greed, and rampant anthropocentrism that seemingly drives cultures around the world.

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Breaking Up with the Sierra Club | PR Watch

PR Watch

You gave a glowing review of my first book, Living Downstream -- a review that appeared in the pages of Sierra magazine and hailed me as "the new Rachel Carson." So, Sierra Club, call some other writer your new Rachel Carson. And, yes, they are fracking in Rachel Carsons beloved Allegheny County, too. So, here are some parting words from the former new Rachel Carson. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts.

How Medicines Are Contaminating The Earth

Green Prophet

The dangerous implications of chemicals on our health and the planet entered the public consciousness back in the 1960′s, and was influenced (in part) by campaigners such as Rachel Carson whose groundbreaking book ‘Silent Spring’ highlighted the toxic nature of DDT.

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5 Great Ever “Green” Book Ideas and Gifts for Christmas

Green Prophet

Written by Rachel Carson , the book was a clarion call to the world, on why we need to wake up to the industrial pollution we are putting into our earth, and bodies. Ironically Carson died quite young in her 50s from breast cancer.

Write for Sustainability and Win $10,000 in Creative Writing Contest

Green Prophet

“Your essay can channel Henry David Thoreau or Henry Ford, Rachel Carson or (a literary) Rush Limbaugh; but all essays must tell true stories and be factual and scientifically accurate,” editors note.

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

Though it’s rarely read anymore (and some of the information is a bit dated), I also recommend Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature.

A Dangerous Spin on the Cancer Risks of a Sugar-Free Sweetener

Green (Living) Review

is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition; and a former President of the Rachel Carson Trust.

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From Farm to (Board) Table: How One Woman is Changing the Face of Agriculture in Georgia

Conservancy Talk

As a teenager, I read about Rachel Carson and every time I saw a crop duster fly overhead, I worried about what it was spraying, and how it might be changing the environment in ways I couldn’t see. Corn field ©Theophilos Papadopoulos/flickr. Stories of Women in Agriculture.

Unrecognized Risks of Perricone MD Skin Care Products

Green (Living) Review

is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition; and a former President of the Rachel Carson Trust. The use of nanoparticles in personal care products known as cosmeceuticals poses a generally unrecognized but major public health hazard, warns the Cancer Prevention Coalition.

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The Origin of Earth Day and Greening the Arab Spring

Green Prophet

Then Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring hit the NY Times bestseller list in 1962 and woke them up. It is worth remembering that a few decades ago, there were no environmentalists in the United States.

Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

Nature Conservancy - Science

Rachel Carson once wrote “Conservation is a cause that has no end. Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish. Photo: Scott Hein. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. I’m at the hottest, driest place on the continent , and I’m looking for fish.