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Continued: Honeybee die-off brings 'Silent Spring' back to mind

  • Article by: WILLIAM SOUDER
  • Last update: May 11, 2013 - 2:44 PM

The only thing we know for sure is that if using these chemicals is a mistake, it’s one we’ve made before.

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William Souder, of Stillwater, is the author of “On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson,” which was published last fall on the 50th anniversary of “Silent Spring.”

 

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