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The Book That Changed Everything

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Fifty years since it was first published, 'Silent Spring' is remembered as the book that started the environmental movement

In September of 1962, the first edition of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" hit bookstore shelves. Fifty years and two million copies later, the book is widely regarded as the catalyst of the modern environmental movement.  In "Silent Spring," Carson wrote in eloquent and sometimes sentimental prose about effects of manmade pesticides on the natural world -- and on humankind. A scientific......read more

Rachel Sussman: The Oldest Living Things in the World

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Exploring the living past in the fleeting present

For nearly a decade, Rachel Sussman has been researching and traveling the globe in search of it's oldest inhabitants. Sussman begins at 'year zero' and works back from there. Working with leading scientists, she has captured everything from multi-millenial trees to half-million-year-old bacteria. Traveling from Antarctica to the Australian Outback, Sussman has artfully catalogued these ancient......read more

What Does It Mean To Be A "Forager" For Whole Foods?

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Rachel Signer for Collectively

You may think of a "forager" as a guy in a plaid shirt, with a scruffy beard, wearing knee-high rubber boots and digging into the earth for pea shoots, ramps, or exotic mushrooms. Those people exist! But a professional forager is someone who is crucial to the construction of regional food systems. And he or she probably does visit farms and forests sometimes, but more likely is leading a fairly......read more

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