The Sea Beneath Us

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Sea level rise has a gotcha-from-
behind twin: rising groundwater. It’s already here. And some experts
maintain, we’re not ready for it.

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Do Parks Push People Out?

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Parks improve health and fight climate change. But not all parks affect a community in the same way — and the question is: “Who’s it for?”

The Man Who Sees the Trash

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Richard James, who keeps the beaches of Point Reyes as litter-free as he can, has an obsessive eye for the discordant note of trash. His life as a park volunteer comes with a lesson: You learn strange things when you pick up after the world.