Fifty years after Silent Spring, are we any closer to saving the world?

Telegraph: It's the end of an important anniversary year. You already knew that? Sure, but I'm not thinking of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. For 2012, far less happily, also marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the great and growing environmental slanging match. On June 16, 1962 -- half a century before this summer's vapid Rio Earth Summit -- the New Yorker started serialising one of those rare books that make history. Published three months later, Silent Spring -- by a shy, studious scientist, Rachel......

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