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July 12, 2009
25 ways to save the ocean

25 ways to save the ocean

From picking up after pets to avoiding aerosols to choosing a commercial car wash, see easy ways you can help save the ocean.


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Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Out of touch

I love sleeping with my wife. But it hasn’t always been that way. Maybe I should explain.
dinner with cupid

The perfect storm

Would rain dampen their prospects, or throw them together?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

His and her rules

Does gender dictate who does what? Plus post-layoff work friendships.
pierced column

Armies among us

Local cops are ready for battle. Comforting.
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Ocean-friendly eating

Ocean-friendly eating

10 seafood choices from local waters.
Back to the tap

Back to the tap

As they pinch pennies and pay more attention to their carbon footprint, Americans’ romance with store-bought water is on the wane. But is the stuff that comes out of the faucet actually safe to drink?
Fishing with Big Brother

Fishing with Big Brother

To enforce limits on how much fishermen like John Our are catching, the government is testing out onboard cameras. Excessive? He actually welcomes the scrutiny.
The water savers

The water savers

When it comes to conservation, these three households have taken the plunge in a big way.

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First Person
The new oil
Tufts engineering professor Shafiqul Islam teaches water diplomacy and has created a website, AquaPedia, that aims to get people -- not just politicians -- involved in the debate.
Catch the wave
Three easy recipes for eco-friendly fish.
Kitchen Aid Buying green fish
Has your town had a water problem?
These Massachusetts water systems had health-based violations in 2008.
A Dow Jones for the ocean
What’s the state of the world’s waters? Two years and tons of calculations from now, one number will tell the story.
On the Block
Green scene
These three new condos deliver eco-friendly features.
Tales from the City
A conversion story
How a New Yorker became a Red Sox fan.
Fashion Snapshot
Bloom with a view
Floral dresses in retro styles look just right.
Playing catch-up
Planting a rain garden is a beautiful way to do something green.
Parenting Traps
Playing eco-cop
An organic approach instills green values.
Letters to the magazine editor
Bo Burnham’s growing pains, Deval Patrick’s governing pains, a last-minute prom date, and parking-space etiquette are among the many topics that stirred readers this week.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.