In the Media

How Iconic Author of ‘Silent Spring’ Inspired Sandra Steingraber’s Career as Environmentalist

May 20th, 2018

by Mary Pols

“There are many parallels between Steingraber and Carson that made her a logical choice to edit the Library of America’s Carson book.” The Portland Press Herald speaks with Dr. Steingraber about the new book as well as her upcoming appearance in Falmouth, Maine. Read the article

International Tribunal Underway on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change

May 17th, 2018

by Maura Stephens

“Cornell’s Anthony Ingraffea gave one of the critical Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change leading up to the weeklong tribunal, and Steingraber gave the keynote speech on Monday evening.” This press release on Common Dreams provides an overview mid-way through the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, held in Corvallis, Oregon. Read the article

Maine Audubon to Celebrate Rachel Carson’s Legacy

May 15th, 2018

by Kate Irish Collins

“[Dr. Steingraber] ‘will bring Rachel Carson’s legacy to life and show how the work Carson did and the challenges she faced (can) inspire and teach those who (continue to) ground their environmental activism in science.'” Falmouth, Maine’s The Forecaster covers Steingraber’s coming presentation. Read the article

Rachel Carson Joins the Literary Canon: A Conversation with Sandra Steingraber

May 1st, 2018

by Patrica Kohl

“Sandra Steingraber is an inspired choice to assemble this collection. She might be called our Carson. The two women share many experiences: academic training in the sciences, battles with cancer, reluctant entries in the realm of activism, and a gift for rendering dry data into rich, startling narratives.” Steingraber is interviewed by University of Wisconsin’s Edge Effects. Read and listen here

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