Reagan Administration emphasized economic growth, rolling back many of the environmental policies adopted in response to Carson and her work. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (February 2005). One woman, Rachel Carson, largely started our awareness of the natural world. 29, 1999, Environmentalist rachel carson Koehn, Nancy, "From Calm Leadership, Lasting Change", The New York Times, October 27, 2012. 53 Carson's main argument is that pesticides have detrimental effects on the environment; they are more properly termed biocides, she argues, because their effects are rarely limited to the target pests. In 1970 the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, was formed by President Nixon, but it was Rachel Carsons call for an independent board in the government that brought the EPA into existence (Henricksson 80).
As she was nearing full recovery in March (just as she was completing drafts of the two cancer chapters of her book she discovered cysts in her left breast, one of which necessitated a mastectomy. "Chincoteague: A National Wildlife Refuge" (PDF). Vref1 titleRachel Carsons Silent Spring m dateNovember 2013 accessdate locationNottingham, UK Reference Copied to Clipboard. According to recent research by Paull (2013 this may have been the primary and (for strategic reasons) uncredited source for Carsons book. They would share summers for the remainder of Carson's life, and meet whenever else their schedules permitted.