Environment and Ecology

Environmental Challenges

Who was Rachel Carson?

American marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was one of the first to describe to the general public the consequences of chemical contamination in the environment. In her book Silent Spring, published in 1962, Carson exposed the dangers of hydrocarbons, particularly DDT, to the reproduction of species that prey upon the insects for whom the pesticide was intended.


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