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The Environmental Costs of Road Salt

Putting rock salt on roads to keep them clear of ice and snow has become a mainstay of road management. The trouble is: After it’s used, it doesn’t disappear.

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Welcome to The River Community!

New stories every week. Community events. Democracy in action ;)

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New York In Prison

New York State counties ask: Do we really need a jail?

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Our Aging Infrastructure: Peril and Opportunity

As a nation, we’re not doing very well at keeping our systems running. Here's why.

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No More Plastic Bags

What is the net environmental effect of the bag ban?