Rachel Carson

A Look Back at Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson’s seminal book "Silent Spring" came out 50 years ago this month. That work made Rachel Carson a household name but her personal life was kept very private. We take a look back at a book of correspondence between Carson and a close friend, which gives insights into the genesis of "Silent Spring."

"Silent Spring Turns" 50

50 years after Rachel Carson wrote "Silent Spring" pesticides like DDT have been banned in the United States but we still use a cocktail of other dangerous chemicals.

An Afternoon with Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger has been writing and singing songs on social issues for many decades so perhaps it's no surprise that an environmental issue close to his home, and heart, is one of the things he spoke about with Living on Earth: the cleanup of the Hudson Rive