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Ecology Pioneer Barry Commoner dies at 95

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The New York Times reported that Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers in making environmentalism a people’s political cause, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 95 and lived in Brooklyn Heights.

He is probably best known for his work on the global effects of radioactive fallout, which contributed to the adoption of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963.

His four informal rules of ecology were catchy enough to print on a T-shirt and take to the street: Everything is connected to everything else. Everything must go somewhere. Nature knows best. There is no such thing as a free lunch.

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