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Pollution Is Transforming Thoreau's Once Pristine Walden Pond

Sediment samples reveal swimmers and tourists are polluting the lake where Henry David Thoreau sought solace in the mid-19th century. And climate change is expected to exacerbate the damage.

Published On 04/05/2018
1:43 PM EDT