Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring,' and California caps greenhouse gas emissions.
Thu, Sep 27 2012 at 6:00 AM
Sept. 27, 1962:
Rachel Carson (at right), a U.S. government biologist, publishes "Silent Spring
." The groundbreaking environmental book prompts a furious backlash from the chemical industry, but Carson’s reporting on the damage to bird populations from the pesticide DDT eventually leads to a ban on the use of the chemical.
Sept. 27, 2006:
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signs a law
capping greenhouse gas emissions, becoming the first U.S. governor to do so.
Sept. 27, 2009:
Ken Burns, the renowned producer of American history documentaries, debuts "The National Parks: America’s Best Idea
" on PBS. The six-part series chronicles the struggles to create Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the other iconic U.S. preserves, as well as the visionaries who helped create them.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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