Burning river reborn: How Cleveland saved the Cuyahoga - and itself.

Many Americans remember the Cuyahoga as the river that ignited the environmental movement with a photo of flaming waters splashed across the pages of Time magazine. But to Cleveland residents, the story is more personal.

AUGUST 8, 2017 CLEVELAND—Tim Gottshall paused in mid-paddle, his kayak drifting for a moment on the Cuyahoga River, to consider the question: Is the water safe?

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20,000 discoveries under the sea.

WASHINGTON; AND NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — Soon after getting her doctorate, marine biologist Edith Widder was dropped into the sea in a moonsuit-like diving capsule called the WASP. At 880 feet, she turned out the lights on her helmet, which had stabbed the black depths.

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Pollution, Poverty, and People of Color: Falling into the 'Climate Gap'

EAST BOSTON, Mass. – The Shore Plaza East apartments have a stunning skyline view of downtown Boston across the harbor: Waves lap at the foot of the eight-story building; sailboats carve foam trails in the water.

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