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RCC WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT
The RCC Board of Directors elected Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., M.P.H., President & CEO of the RCC on February 10, 2014. Dr. Musil is only the third head of this historic environmental organization. He is also a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs, American University, where he teaches about climate change and American environmental politics.
From 1992-2006, Dr. Musil was the longest-serving Executive Director and CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace. ...more
Dr. Musil specializes in contemporary global sustainability, security and health issues and is the author of numerous articles as well as the books Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Buildling a Better Future and Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment
Rachel Carson Council joins over 20 prominent organizations in support of Maryland HB 1285.
HB 1285 Protects Maryland's Vanishing Honeybees by restricting the use of Neonicitinoid Pesticides. Over the past decade, there has been an alarming decline in honeybee populations around the word. Over 50 percent of Maryland's honey
bee hives died last fall and winter, while 31 percent of all honeybee colonies died across the country. Download full PDF
New Kid's Publication!
Symbol of Our Nation
This 12 page publication is loaded with facts, games and more. Removing one chemical, DDT, from the environment contributed in large measure to the recovery of the nation's symbol and most beloved bird ...more
Rachel Carson is famous for her best-selling environmental writing. She ignited the modern ecogical movement. But Rachel also linked professors, doctors, public health specialists, and more on campuses around the nation.
The Rachel Carson Council carries on Rachel Carson's legacy and has begun to build today's network of Rachel Carson Campuses.
Join with us today and find out more about how your campus can connect to the Rachel Carson Campus network ...more
Featured Campus: St. Leo University ...more
Least-Toxic Ant Control discusses numerous non-toxic methods to control ants in your home.
- How to reduce ants' carrying capacity
- Proper Identification
- Least-Toxic Chemical Control
- Carpenter Ants ...more
LEAST-TOXIC COCKROACH CONTROL
Least-Toxic Cockroach Control discusses numerous non-toxic methods to control cockroaches in your home.
- How to reduce cockroaches' carrying capacity
- Least-Toxic Chemical Control ...more
LEAST-TOXIC TERMITE CONTROL
Least-Toxic Termite Control discusses numerous non-toxic methods to control termites in your home.
- Monitoring and Identification
- Post-treatment Monitoring
- Termite Species ...more
CHEMISTS CHANGE THEIR OUTLOOK
re RACHEL CARSON'S SILENT SPRING
In a stunning turnaround, the American Chemical Society (ACS) has come to honor a book that members had forcefully criticized 50 years earlier. (Wang, N. "Landmark for Silent Spring," Chemical & Engineering News) ...more
Rachel Carson's friend, Marjorie Spock, an organic farmer, was one of the first citizens to take action against the widespread, heedless use of pesticides which characterize America in the 1950s. She and others attempted to obtain a permanent injunction against the federal and state governments for applying DDT on Long Island. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court and attracted the attention of Rachel Carson. Correspondence between Rachel Carson and Marjorie Spock is in the Yale University library ...more
RCC's MINI GUIDE to
What is a Neonictinoid? ...more
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Looking Ahead... News and Events
- 01/17/14: Event in Honor of Rachel Carson
Event in Honor of Rachel Carson,
former Silver Spring Resident
This event has been postponed due to weather
Stay tuned for futher information
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