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Launch of Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review


The RCC is pleased to announce the launch of Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review. Our new open-access online publication features peer-reviewed articles, creative nonfiction, and artistic contributions that showcase the work of the RCC and its community across the world. In the spirit of Rachel Carson, Springs publishes sharp writing with an impact. Surveying the interrelationship between environmental and social changes from a wealth of disciplines and perspectives, it is a place to share rigorous research, test out fresh ideas, question old ones, and to advance public and scholarly debates in the environmental humanities and beyond.

Read the inaugural issue of Springs and find out about the connections between plants, biospheres, and the politics of breathing; an art exhibition exploring how toxicity toxicity intersects with capitalism, imperialism, and race; a run-in with a nearly extinct species on Lord Howe Island, Australia; Sino-European relations and ecological geopolitics; Joshua trees and “green-green dilemmas”; life at the Landshaus in Herrmannsdorf; a personal love letter to trees and the problem of extractive wood logging in Gombe, Nigeria; the role of coal in twentieth-century Europe; “A World Parliament of Rivers”; and more.

Springs also brings together writing from other RCC publications. Its archive curates articles that were published in the open-access online and print journal RCC Perspectives (2010–2020), in the blog Seeing the Woods (2012–2021), and in the peer-reviewed online journal Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History.