EARTH DAY 2021

Saluting Rachel Carson and A SILENT SPRING Essay and photos by Patricia Zick @PCZick “All mankind is in her debt.” Sen Abraham Rubicoff in 1964 after the death of Rachel Carson You might ask who is Rachel Carson? I had heard of her prior to moving to Pittsburgh in 2010, but I wasn’t completely awareContinue reading “EARTH DAY 2021”

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Endangered Species Day is May 17. Forty years ago, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) became reality. Ever since, state and federal wildlife agencies have worked together to ensure no wildlife ever goes extinct. But there’s more to the ESA than most people know. Those dedicated folks who tend to our endangeredContinue reading “Celebrate Endangered Species Day”

Celebrate Rachel Carson and Earth Day 2012

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick The Earth Day Network  credits the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring,  in 1962 as a “watershed moment for the modern environmental movement.” In the emerging light on the pollution we were spraying into the air, Earth Day 1970 took a share of the spotlight. That first Earth Day on AprilContinue reading “Celebrate Rachel Carson and Earth Day 2012”

No Birds Sing – A Fable for All Time

The sedge has withered from the lake, And no birds sing. John Keats (La Belle Dame Sans Merci, 1819) By P.C. Zick – @PCZick Imagine a world where the birds no longer sing from the treetops; imagine a world where the trees no longer tower above our heads; imagine a world where life is death.Continue reading “No Birds Sing – A Fable for All Time”

Who is Rachel Carson?

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick (Note: This is the first of several blogs devoted to Rachel Carson and her book Silent Spring, which was published 50 years ago.) “All mankind is in her debt,” said Sen. Abraham Rubicoff  in 1964 after receiving the news of Rachel Carson’s  death. Yesterday, when I said I was researchingContinue reading “Who is Rachel Carson?”