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After touring textile mills staffed by women in Lowell, Mass., Charles Dickens described the excursion as “the happiest day” of his 1842 American visit. Why did an industrial city impress England’s celebrity novelist more than his steamship ride on the Mississippi River, his sojourns in vibrant Boston and New York, his stay in Washington, D.C., or his glimpse of spectacular Niagara Falls?
By simulating future weather, Boston University researcher ponders a coastal ecosystem’s fate.