Today we're celebrating:
Marine biologist, editor, and author (1907 – 1964)
- Began her career as an aquatic biologist and became a fulltime writer in 1950
- Combined her love of science and literature in her career as an editor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Her book “Silent Spring” exposed the dangers of unrestricted use of chemical pesticides and became a catalyst for environmental movements in the U.S.
- Continued to speak out for need for greater oversight of technological progress, despite the pesticide industry’s attempts to undermine her findings