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'Special report: The evolution of the electric bus' by Automotive World - Automotive World (press release)


Automotive World (press release)
Automotive World has published a new report, 'Special report: The evolution of the electric bus', which considers the role of electrification in this most common of public transportation solutions. From smooth silent motion to the ability to operate ...

Biodiversity expert joins Africa staff - The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (press release) (blog)


The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (press release) (blog)
Our biodiversity program includes extensive data collection on golden monkeys, which are the only other primate in gorilla habitat, as well as bamboo (a key gorilla food plant), birds, wetlands in the forest, amphibians and more. This spring, ecologist ...

Rockefeller University Press launches new science journal with the publishing arms of EMBO and Cold Spring Harbor ... - The Rockefeller University Newswire


The Rockefeller University Newswire
The Journal of General Physiology was founded in 1918, followed by the Journal of Cell Biology in 1955—making LSA the first journal added to the Rockefeller University Press catalog in over 60 years. LSA's academic editors are Julia Cooper of the U.S. ...

Frontline: Silent Spring Revisited

Arlington - United States

Discusses how supporters and critics assess Carson's influential book. From the Web site of the PBS TV series Frontline.

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Reason Online:
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Finds the legacy of the book "troubling," particularly in regard to carcinogenic effects of pesticides.

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Discusses the controversy spawned by the publication of "Silent Spring."

National Resources Defense Council: The Story of
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The positive influence of "Silent Spring."

New York Times: Rachel Carson Dies of Cancer; Silent Spring Author Was 56
United States

1964 obituary. Free registration required.

Capitalism Magazine: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Environmentalist Mythology Killing Us Softly
United States

Article blames Carson's "mythology" about DDT for unnecessary deaths from diseases that DDT was once used to fight.

Sowbugs Revisited
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Article by Loise Kulzer about sowbugs, their ecology and water balance behavior.

Sea Urchins Revisited
United States

Photographic study by Jean-Marie Cavanihac of the sea urchin with some microscopic features of interest to the amateur naturalist.

Frontline: What Jennifer Saw
United States

Examines the case of Ronald Cotton, who was twice wrongly accused of rape, and questions the reliability of eyewitness identification and the accuracies of DNA evidence.

Frontline: A Whale of a Business
United States

A story covering the controversy over whales in captivity.

Frontline: Making Babies
United States

Looks at the revolution in reproductive medicine and its commercialization, the safety of experimentation, and the changing nature of the family.