In the Media

Silent Spring 56 Years Later

April 30th, 2018

Hosted by Barbara Bernstein

“Now, more than a half-century later, there’s never been better time to revisit [Rachel] Carson’s landmark book and its urgent relevance for today. Which is what we will do on the the next episode of Locus Focus when we talk with acclaimed environmental writer Sandra Steingraber.” Steingraber is interviewed live on Portland, Oregon’s KBOO Community Public Radio. Listen here

Sandra Steingraber on Rachel Carson and New Library of America Collection Of Her Writing

April 20th, 2018

by John Donahue

“Steingraber has now edited the Library of America edition of Carson’s writings – an unprecedented collection of letters, speeches, and other writings that reveal the extraordinary courage and vision of its author.” WAMC Northeast Public Radio talks with Steingraber about the new collection. Listen here

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the “Iconic Piece of Literature” that Changed the Way We Think of the World

April 20th, 2018

by Library of America

“Rachel Carson is our very own Wonder Woman. She is an intellectual force to be reckoned with. It’s not enough to quote her once year on Earth Day.” Steingraber discusses the new Rachel Carson collection which she recently edited in an interview with the publisher, The Library of America. Read the interview

High-school Students Find New Meaning in 1962 Science-Literature Classic at UW program

April 11th, 2018

by David Tenenbaum

“‘It’s easy to see environment as a lifestyle issue,’ Steingraber responded, ‘with a daily reminder to bike or take public transport. But we are at a point where these are not sufficient to bring about the change we need.’ Rather than individual action, ‘what is needed is systemic change.'” University of Wisconsin-Madison’s News covers Dr. Steingraber’s recent visit to the campus. Read the article

It’s Getting Worse: Author, Biologist Says Ecological Conditions Fared Better in 1960s

April 10th, 2018

by Parker Schorr

“To change the tide before climate catastrophe and to resist ‘well-informed futility syndrome’ — the feeling of guilt and sadness that comes from feeling hapless in the face of an imposing threat — Steingraber encouraged people to live ‘heroic lives’ and magnify their actions to match the problem.” University of Wisconsin-Madison’s independent student newspaper, the Badger Herald, covers Dr. Steingraber’s visit to the campus. Read the article

Film Festival Focuses on Geography for its 20th Anniversary

April 10th, 2018

by Danielle Schear

“‘What’s unusual about this film is that most environmental films about disasters are terribly sad,’ Steingraber said. ‘In this case, there were three groups who fought incredibly hard against this industry … and we won.'” Dr. Steingraber discusses the upcoming Ithaca, NY screening of the film Unfractured with the Ithacan. Read the article

The Legacy of Rachel Carson, with Sandra Steingraber

April 9th, 2018

Madison, Wisconsin’s WORT FM’s “Patty Peltekos speaks with biologist, author, and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, who will be giving a talk on the legacy of Rachel Carson in Madison on Monday, April 9th.” Listen here

Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment by Rachel Carson

April 3rd, 2018

by Daegan Miller

“As Sandra Steingraber—biologist, accomplished environmental writer, and the Carson edition’s editor—puts it in her introduction, ‘the veracity of its science is the central genius of Silent Spring.'” Bookforum reviews the new Library of America Rachel Carson collection. Read the article

New Report Details Harms of Fracking including Asthma, Birth Defects, Cancer

April 2nd, 2018

by Michael Edwards

“Those of us in the public health sector started to realize years ago that there were potential risks, then the industry rolled out faster than we could do our science. Now we see those risks have turned into human harms and people are getting sick. And we in this field have a moral imperative to raise the alarm.” Organic Lifestyle Magazine covers the new fracking science Compendium, quoting Steingraber from Rolling Stone’s piece. Read the article

EEB Alum Steingraber Screens Documentary, “UNFRACTURED”

March 30th, 2018

by Gail Kuhnlein

“Billed as ‘a hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart,’ ‘UNFRACTURED’ follows introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber (U-M Ph.D. Biology 1989) as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable.” University of Michigan’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s Alumni News covers Steingraber’s upcoming visit and screening of the new film that features her. Read the article