Happy Earth Day! In 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published, documenting the detrimental effects of the pesticide DDT on birds and bringing environmental concerns to the American public. The resulting outcry led to a nationwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses and inspired an environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Happy Earth Day! In 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published, documenting the detrimental effects of the pesticide DDT on birds and bringing environmental concerns to the American public. The resulting outcry led to a nationwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses and inspired an environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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    Well it’s not Earth Day but Mother’s Day. Still appropriate to commemorate Rachel Carson and her work.
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    Rachael is my shordurpersav
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    Happy Earth Day…
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    Still a book I need to read. I remember this book being mentioned as early as middle school.
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    HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!
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