Rachel Louise Carson: The environmentalist who shouted 'Silent Spring'

May 27, 2014 5:49 PM

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Rachel Louise Carson: The environmentalist who shouted 'Silent Spring'

Nearly a half-century since Rachel Louise Carson published 'Silent Spring,' her impact can be seen in the Environmental Protection Agency (which she partly instigated) the lack of DDT use (which she helped stop), and the modern environmentalist movement (which she inspired). On Tuesday, Google honored her accomplishments with a Google Doodle.

When Rachel Carson published her seminal environmentalist tome “Silent Spring” in the early 1960s, she wrote of a future when “birds had disappeared and the spring was silent” and hoped that her prediction would be proved wrong.

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