Every year conservationists from across the country compete in a contest to identify champions for The National Register of Big Trees. The organization responsible for the register, American Forests, unveils its new list of winners today.
Nearly three decades after a federal deadline passed requiring waterways to be fish-able and swim-able, the Anacostia River remains neither. Yesterday, advocates took the risky step of swimming in the river to raise awareness about the pollution.
Just in time for the height of summer, Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches in Delaware received superstar ratings. The two are among the top four beaches in the country, according to a national report released on the water quality of America's beaches.
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