By Pat McCarthy
The heritage of yank environmentalism is the historical past of guys and girls who committed their lives to preserving the nation's average background. nearly singlehandedly, John James Audubon brought the examine of birds in North the US. John Muir driven a president and a country into environment apart monstrous preserves, together with Yosemite, Sequoia, Mt. Rainier, and the Grand Canyon. Marjory Stoneman Douglas did a similar for the Florida Everglades, as did Mardy Murie with the Grand Tetons and the Arctic nationwide natural world safe haven. Cordelia Stanwood, and later Roger Peterson, revolutionized and popularized birdwatching. Rachel Carson opened the world's eyes to the risks of insecticides, and Julia "Butterfly" Hill kept a 1,000-year-old redwood whereas bringing to mild the devastation of our outdated progress forests. jointly, those environmentalists' inspiring existence tales inform the tale of yank environmentalism, from its inception to the current day.In Friends of Our Earth readers...