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  Climate change does not affect all regions the same. And its impacts vary from season to season. These regional and seasonal discrepancies are attributed to the fact that weather patterns across the globe already differ in “normal” climate conditions. As these patterns shift, the climate in different regions shifts accordingly—and sometimes unexpectedly. “It’s not…

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  AMC is carefully monitoring state restrictions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and determining our best courses of action to assure our guests are safe while staying at our locations. Because of the evolving situation, decisions on whether or not we can open a facility, or open under any capacity restraints, will be made…

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  Excerpted and adapted from the newly updated Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide, 4th ed., out now from AMC Books. The trails in southern New Hampshire offer great variety, from easy strolls along the seacoast to strenuous trips ascending the bare, rocky crests of Mount Monadnock and Mount Cardigan. Notable benefits of hiking the southern…

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It might be hard to believe that the now lush White Mountain National Forest was, just a century ago, barren and heavily logged. By the 1850s, about 70% of the land south of the White Mountains had been cleared of trees, due to the arrival of European settlers who used the area for agriculture and…

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As electric vehicles are increasingly being seen as a way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change, one category of vehicle has seemed to lag behind: trucks. But now, many electric truck models—including Ford, General Motors, and Tesla—are set to become available in the next few years. And soon, some New Jersey businesses…

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Michelle Bradley says she used to be one of those people who would toss her food in the trash and forget about it. After all, once the garbage truck hauls away the trash, she shouldn’t have to worry about what happens next, right? Growing up in New York City, Bradley associated food waste with trash…

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For New England and Mid-Atlantic states experiencing stronger and more frequent storms and hurricanes, warmer and less snowy winters, dangerously high sea levels and storm surges, and the loss of critical ecosystems, the stakes for inaction on climate change could not be higher. Most states across the region have enacted bold plans to reduce greenhouse…

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The Presidential Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is one of the most iconic mountain ranges in the United States. It comprises thirteen mountains, nine of which are over 4,000 feet in elevation, and seven of which are named after U.S. Presidents. One of the most challenging hikes in the White Mountains is…

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New Guidance Removes Roadblocks to Access Conservation Funding The Appalachian Mountain Club welcomes an order from Acting Secretary of the Interior Scott de la Vega that reverses damaging actions taken by the previous Administration on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The Acting Secretary issued Secretarial Order 3396 on February 11, 2021, to remove roadblocks…

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“I’m so sorry I’m late. I just had to feed several hungry, freezing teenagers,” says Michelle Sommers as she picks up the phone at her home in Maryland. She describes the row of wetsuits hanging next to her family’s hot tub as her children rustle in the background. “We just got back from surfing. When…

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