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Ms. on the Environment

In celebration of Earth Day and the upcoming anniversary of Rachel Carson's birthday on May 27 (she would have been 100 this year!), Ms. is highlighting environmental content from the past 35 years of the magazine.

Spring 2007
Special Earth Day Report
The Melting Point
As the Earth heads toward catastrophe, women leaders rise up to stop global warming.

The Dirty Saga of Onondaga County
In Syracuse, N.Y., activists for environmental justice—part of a growing national movement— prove how racism leaves toxins at the doorsteps of the poor and people of color.

Jan/Feb 1989
It's Not Nice to Mess With Mother Nature: Ecofeminism 101
"It's Not Nice to Mess With Mother Nature" was published in the Jan/Feb issue of Ms. in 1989, and reprinted in the Spring 2002 "Best of 30 Years" issue.

Winter 2007
How Green Is My City
Women take the lead in building "sustainable" places to live and work.

Fall 2005
The Breast Exposed
Ten years after her groundbreaking book on cancer and the environment, the author reconsiders the link between pollution and breast cancer—and remembers the heroes who brought that connection to light.

Winter 2004
From Gadfly to Nobel Peace Prize
2004 Ms. profile of Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and the first environmentalist to win the prize.

Summer 2004
Food, Farming...Feminism?
Why going organic makes good sense -- from the Summer 2004 issue of Ms.

Winter 2002
Rachel Carson Warned Us

Sunday, May 27 would have been Rachel Carson's 100th birthday. Carson's legacy still inspires women around the world to fight corporate polluters, protect their children and advocate for their own health. In its Winter 2002 issue, Ms. looked at the impact of Carson's groundbreaking book, Silent Spring, on its 40th anniversary.