About Nancy Unger

Nancy C. Unger is associate professor of history at Santa Clara University. Her new book is Beyond Nature's Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Hetch Hetchy: Will San Franciscans Turn Back the Environmental Clock?

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Nancy Unger: Regardless of Measure F’s outcome, its presence on the ballot signifies the growing reach of the environmental movement.

Fifty Years After Silent Spring, Let’s Not Roll Back Environmental Protections

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Nancy Unger: The movement to ban harmful pesticides began in earnest 50 years ago this month with the publication of Rachel Carson’s bestselling exposé, Silent Spring. Now in 2012 some Republicans are seeking to roll back environmental protections and pesticide regulations.

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