Daily Archives: May 22, 2007

Rachel Carson, the Bush administration, and “the ant wars all over again”

In a piece on Rachel Carson (whose centennial is this year), Elizabeth Kolbert in the May 28 issue of The New Yorker likens Carson’s horror at the USDA’s ill-conceived, environmentally damaging, pro-special interest, seemingly impervious to evidence, failed pesticide war … Continue reading

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Smithsonian officials altered Arctic climate change exhibit to cut link with human-induced warming

Smithsonian Institution executives ordered a politically motivated rewrite of science in a 2006 exhibit on climate change in the Arctic, says Robert Sullivan, who was associate director in charge of exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The … Continue reading

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