The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 27, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 27, 2012.
By United Press International

Report: U.S. bird species declining

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- From Atlantic beaches to Midwestern prairies and Hawaiian forests, one-third of the 800 U.S. bird species are in danger, a report released Thursday said.

Organic fertilizer upsets school neighbors

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- An attempt by a California school district to make its athletic fields greener in both senses of the word by using compost fertilizer has upset the neighbors.

Eagle pair nests in Ohio park

CLEVELAND, May 24 (UPI) -- A bald eagle pair has become the first of their species to become parents in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in 70 years.

Ecology writer Murray Bookchin dies at 85

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Murray Bookchin, a 1930s leftist whose writings on ecology became an inspiration for Green parties, has died at the age of 85 at his Vermont home.

Jane Day, newspaper writer, editor dies

CAMDEN, Maine, May 14 (UPI) -- Jane Day, a journalist who worked for the National Observer newspaper and United Press wire service, has died of cancer in Camden, Maine, at 82.

Mass. towns studies social studies

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A new report based on focus groups and surveys on how schools in Newton, Mass., teach social studies finds teachers overwhelmed and parents concerned.

Carson springs up again

DRAPER, Utah, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The week I went to work at the Environmental Protection Agency in June of 1972, Administrator William Ruckelshaus issued an order banning the domestic productio
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Rachel Carson

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Carson began her career as a biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her financial security and recognition as a gifted writer. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the republished version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. Together, her sea trilogy explores the whole of ocean life, from the shores to the surface to the deep sea.

In the late 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation and the environmental problems caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented portion of the American public. Silent Spring, while met with fierce denial from chemical companies, spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy—leading to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides—and the grassroots environmental movement the book inspired led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.

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