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Henry David Thoreau changed writing forever, and not just by hanging out by Walden Pond.
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The Warming of Walden Pond

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When Henry David Thoreau was meticulously cataloging the variety of species he observed during his famous Walden Pond retreat, he never would have known how this “Concord data set” would be used 150 years later to study climate chan...

Illustrated edition of Henry David Thoreau’s Cape Cod

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The great American writer Henry David Thoreau was born on this day in history 195 years ago. I recommend beginning with Cape Cod if you wanted to discover his writing, but you could also look at Walden or The Maine Woods. In Cape Co...

Walden Pond trees leafing out far earlier than in Thoreau's time

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Climate-change studies show leaf-out times of trees and shrubs at Walden Pond are an average of 18 days earlier than when Henry David Thoreau made his observations there in the 1850s.

Thoreau’s Walden Pond Heats Up

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By Tim Radford, Climate News Network A corner of the USA forever linked with the name of one of America’s foremost naturalists is changing as temperatures rise. Walden Pond’s familiar vegetation is not what it was in Thoreau’s day.

Happy Birthday, Henry David Thoreau, an early American naturalist, writer and tax protester

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If the weather isn't too hot where you are, take a walk today in honor of Henry David Thoreau. He was born on July 12, 1817. Thoreau is known by most as the author of "Walden," also often referred to as "On Walden Pond." The book wa...


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