There are two Oklawaha Rivers today. There is the twisting, unspoiled black-water stream of the Florida Wilderness. And there is the dammed, straightened, Army Engineered desolation of the unfinished Cross-Florida Barge Canal.
On the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring’s publication, a best-selling historian shows the extent to which John Kennedy and his administration defended Rachel Carson’s controversial work against the chemical industry’s onslaught.
By Douglas Brinkley/Illustration by Joe Ciardiello
Yellowstone’s rebounding grizzly bear population is an undeniable success. But figuring out how to manage the threatened omnivores—in light of potential food shortages and deadly human-grizzly interactions—isn’t so easy.