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  Barry Commoner, Environmental Scientist and Scholar, Dies at 95
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Last EditedRBH  Oct 01, 2012 11:41am
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News DateMonday, October 1, 2012 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBarry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers, died Sunday in Manhattan. He was 95 and lived in Brooklyn Heights.

His wife, Lisa Feiner, confirmed his death.

Dr. Commoner was a leader among a generation of scientist-activists who recognized the toxic consequences of America’s post-World War II technology boom, and one of the first to stir the national debate over the public’s right to comprehend the risks and make decisions about them.
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