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Silent Spring

Rachel's Kids

Michael Brune | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Rachel Carson would be proud of the kids at Renaissance High School in Watsonville, California.

Don't Allow This to Be Another Silent Spring: Tell Lawmakers to Take Climate Action

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

I keep thinking about Rachel Carson these days, because the current efforts to discredit climate scientists look a lot like the powerful resistance that met Carson's warnings about DDT.

Environmental Toxins: What Your Doctor's Not Telling You

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home
Sarah Lovinger

The link between a bad habit like smoking and health is linear, and a very easy one for doctors and other medical professionals to discuss with their patients who smoke. The individual risk of exposure to environmental toxins is much harder to pinpoint.

Neonicotinoids -- Destroying the Web of Life

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Each year, our global biosphere endures an onslaught of 5 billion pounds of insecticides. These insecticides have caused a dramatic decline for many common grassland bird species.

Are Psychiatric Drugs Contributing to Mental Illness Disability?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Since 1955, mental illness disability rates in the U.S. have increased six-fold. At the same time, psychiatric drug use greatly increased in the 1950s and 1960s, then skyrocketed after 1988.

Silent Spring Has Sprung

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Randall Amster

the pervasive use of the herbicide atrazine raises a host of ecological and political questions that are strikingly reminiscent of those confronted by Rachel Carson.

The Most Important Book Every Man Should Read

Steve Leveen | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

The authors argue successfully that women's oppression is the human rights issue of our century -- as totalitarianism was of the twentieth century, and slavery was of the nineteenth.

Mothers and Soldiers: Healing the Bonds Destroyed by War

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christian Avard

Susan Galleymore is the author of Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War & Terror. She made international headlines as she traveled to Iraq to visit her son stationed in the Sunni Triangle.

Glenn Beck Praises DDT, Bashes Van Jones, Joni Mitchell And Environmentalists (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Somehow Glenn Beck's wacky proclamations never cease to amaze both in their inaccuracy and outrageousness. In case you missed this, here's a video of ...

Risky Runoff: From Fish-Roe to Ritalin (My Reaction to "Poisoned Waters," a Recent PBS Frontline Story)

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

The particulates from our own medicated bodily fluids are so fine that there are no water processing plants in the world that can trap them.

Earth Day Film Review: A Sense of Wonder

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

It's a quiet film, one that asks us to set aside our hunger for over-dramatic portrayals of human conflict; watching it feels like a meditation of sorts.