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Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson About American environmentalist who played a leading role in the twentieth century environmental movement. Her influential 1962 book, Silent Spring, led to a reversal in national pesticide policy, which in turn led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides. Other Informations She wrote for the school newspaper while attending the Pennsylvania …

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James Hansen

James Hansen About Best known for his research on climate change, he taught in Columbia University’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. For three decades, he headed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Other Informations From the University of Iowa, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Ph.D. …

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Henry Baker

Henry Baker About English scientist who was known as a naturalist and co-founded the Society of Arts in 1754. He also helped start the Universal Spectator and Weekly Journal in 1728 under the name Henry Stonecastle. Other Informations He worked as a therapist in the 1720s and was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries …

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Phillip Law

Phillip Law About Australian scientist who was the director of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions from 1949 until 1966. Other Informations He taught physics and boxing at Melbourne High School while attending the University of Melbourne where he graduated in 1941. He was a senior research officer on ANARE in Antarctica for many summers. …

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William Bartram

William Bartram About Naturalist who investigated the flora and fauna of the American South during the late Eighteenth Century. Other Informations He was recognized for his skill as an ornithological and botanical artist when he was still in his teens. His famous work, Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the …

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Kim Soon-kwon

Kim Soon-kwon About Scientist who created crops that were resistant to a destructive herb in Africa, which aided the economy of the peninsula. He has spent much of his career working as a professor at the Kyungpook National University. Other Informations After working as a teacher, he studied at the University of Hawaii. In 1998, …

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Trofim Lysenko

Trofim Lysenko About Remembered for directing the Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences, he also founded a political and scientific movement known as Lysenkoism that resulted in Soviet government control of agriculture and genetics research. Other Informations After studying at the Kiev Agricultural Institute, he published an important scientific article on vernalization (the ability of …

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Theodore Miller Edison

Theodore Miller Edison About Son of Thomas Edison who founded of Calibron Industries, Inc, which had a laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. He was also a staunch advocate for environmentalism and he was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War. Other Informations He attended the Montclair Academy, making him the first person in his …

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Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery About Best known as a leader of the Australian Climate Commission, this environmental activist and Macquarie University professor also contributed to the fields of paleontology and mammalogy. Other Informations A native of coastal Victoria, Australia, he studied English at La Trobe University before earning graduate degrees in science from Monash University and the …

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James Lovelock

James Lovelock About Climate scientist who originated the Gaia hypothesis, which posits that the biosphere is a self-regulating entity that controls the chemical and physical environment around it. His work helped inspire the modern-day environmentalist movement. Other Informations He did not have enough to attend college out of high school, and instead went to work …

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Gregory S. Forbes

Gregory S. Forbes About Known as the Weather Channel’s severe weather expert. he was also the field manager for Project NIMROD which is the first measurement program to study damaging thunderstorm winds from downbursts and microbursts. Other Informations He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University. He was on …

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Gina Lopez

Gina Lopez About Environmentalist/philanthropist who is recognized for having acted as the chairperson of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission. She also served as secretary of the¬†Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Other Informations She dedicated 20 years of her life to a yoga missionary and travelled all over the world. She was the recipient …