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Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country

Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country

The secret ingredient in Boston's prize winning tap water? Forest conservation.  If you already love Boston for its unmistakable accent and unpredictable baseball team, you might want to consider adding its tap water to your list. Boston came out on top of this year’s tap water taste test, an annual competition hosted by the American Water Works Association

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Climate Change Up Close & Personal

Climate Change up Close & Personal

If you’ve ever wondered how much little things really matter, consider the mountain pine beetle. Roughly the size of a grain of rice, the glossy black insect lives only about a year. A throng of beetles can ravage a pine as tall as an eight-story building, as the tree first oozes sap, then its needles turn rusty red...

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How Many Wolves Can You Fit On The Head Of A Pin?

How Many Wolves On The Head Of A Pin?

About 300 wolves live in the nearly 2-million-acre swath of central Ontario forest known as Algonquin Provincial Park. These wolves are bigger and broader than coyotes, but noticeably smaller than the gray wolves of Yellowstone. So how do they fit into the wolf family tree? Scientists don’t agree on the answer—yet it could now affect the fate of every wolf in the United States.

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Banned in Europe But Safe in the U.S.A.?

Banned in Europe But Safe in the U.S.?

Who determines whether chemicals are safe — and why do different governments come up with such different answers? In the United States, children can drink fruit juice beverages made with Red Dye No. 40 and eat macaroni and cheese colored with Yellow Dye No. 5 and No. 6. Yet in the U.K., these artificial colorings have been taken off the market due to health concerns.

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Climate Change In The U.S. In 8 Compelling Charts

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The newly released National Climate Assessment spans 30 chapters with thousands of references on how climate change is impacting the U.S. The report took more than 300 scientists and 4 years to prepare, including addressing more than 4,000 comments from the public. The message of the report is that climate change is already happening across the country.

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From The Editor

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A Weekend To Bend The Course Of History

In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history. In New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilisation – in size, beauty, and impact.

To Do That
We Need To Act – Together

Can't make it to NYC?
Find a location nearer to you.

 

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