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North Carolina scientists speak up, rally for research on Earth Day

To coincide with Earth Day there will be marches in over 300 cities Saturday to celebrate science and the role it plays in our everyday lives.

With evidence-based science under attack in  Washington and some state legislatures, renown scientist Sandra Steingraber is talking about the need for her colleagues to be more vocal.

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Steingraber, an American biologist, author, and cancer survivor, has been heralded by the Sierra Club as “the new Rachel Carson.”

She recently joined Policy Watch to discuss science in the current political climate and the link between human rights and the environment.

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Rallies will be held Saturday in cities across North Carolina including:

March For Science – Raleigh

March For Science – Charlotte

March For Science – Greensboro

March For Science Wilmington

March For Science in Asheville

One Comment


  1. Adrienne - Mulholland Energy

    April 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Kudos, Sandra for your efforts at making your colleagues be more aware of environmental issues!

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