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Even plans to close nuclear power plants stir controversy

When the Nuclear Regulatory Commission found Entergy Corporation’s Pilgrim Generating Station to be one of the three most dangerous nuclear power plants in the US, it was no surprise to some local residents. It has been the focus of protests for much of its 43-year history. Now Entergy plans to close the facility within a few years — but that hasn’t ended the controversy.

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At this trail-blazing cemetery, a flock of birders

Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts is renowned as the final resting place for American luminaries, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Fannie Farmer, and Charles Sumner. As America’s first garden cemetery, it’s also briefly home for migrating birds every spring and fall. A new book, "Dead in Good Company,” celebrates both the stories of the famous deceased and the wildlife that draws nature lovers to the cemetery.