The latest national climate assessment says forests play a key role in keeping our air clean. According to the report, America’s forests stored the equivalent of 11 percent of the country’s C-O-2 emissions over a 25 year period. That’s because when trees breathe they suck up carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and store that leftover carbon in their trunks. But how scientists determine the amount of carbon stored in a tree is a question open for debate.
George Herbert Walker Bush died late Friday. For many in the community surrounding Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, Maine, the former president was much more than the leader of the free world — he was their beloved friend and neighbor.
Robert Buchsbaum walks into a salt marsh on Boston’s North Shore. Around him towers a stand of bushy-topped Phragmites australis, an invasive plant commonly known as the common reed. Or, as some call it: the all-too-common reed.
Climate change will hit the Northeast hard and soon, bringing threats to our health — and to fruit crops, ski resorts and the Atlantic cod.
On Memorial Day, Darrell Jones was standing with a group of men who hardly knew each, but who share an unenviable life experience as former prisoners.
A farmer in Loudon, New Hampshire is calling it quits on a years-long project – to breed a rare type of turkey called the Chocolate turkey.
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends and share a meal together. For many U.S. families, that means roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry, and pumpkin pie. But for some refugee families, the holiday can be a time to share native dishes and new holiday traditions.
There’s no shortage of people eager to be part of history in Northampton, Massachusetts this week — or at least get their hands on some killer buds.
The fungal disease White-nose syndrome has killed off millions of bats across America.
Democrat Jared Golden became the first candidate to unseat an incumbent from Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in more than a century on Thursday when he was named the winner of the nation’s first ranked-choice voting runoff for a congressional contest.
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