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Dry riverbed, © NOAA

California Drought Legislation Must Strike a Balance To Protect Fish and Wildlife, Too »

California is currently experiencing the worst water crisis in the state’s modern history, with three consecutive years of extremely dry weather. Although a recent storm – the first of this year’s wet season – provided some relief, California still has a long, long way to go to get back to normal. To put this in historical perspective, February 2012 – January 2014 marked the driest such 24-month period on record.

Rachel Carson

Silent Spring Turns 50 »

Defenders’ President Jamie Rappaport Clark reflects on the courageous leadership of Rachel Carson, who jump-started the modern environmental movement with a groundbreaking book about harmful pesticides.