President Biden reinstates fishing limits in a Gulf of Maine conservation area

This undated file photo released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made during the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013, shows corals on Mytilus Seamount off the coast of New England in the North Atlantic Ocean.

President Biden is re-imposing fishing limits in a vast undersea mountain range that conservationists say plays a vital role in the health of North Atlantic ecosystems and fisheries. That reverses efforts by former President Trump to roll back protections there and in two other national monuments in Utah. President Obama established the Northeast Canyons and…

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Migrant farmworkers fight to end collaboration between Vermont police and Border Patrol

People hold up signs that say "Human Dignity/ Derechos Humanos" in support of migrant farmworkers in Vermont.

A traffic stop in Newport, Vt., this past summer is intensifying concerns about collaboration between local police and federal immigration authorities. Now, migrant farmworkers in Vermont are calling on the state to do more to protect them from detention and deportation for minor traffic violations. Migrant farmworkers have become a critical labor force for Vermont’s dairy…

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As resettlement agencies prep for evacuees, Afghan volunteers draw from their personal experience

Two protesters hold protest signs

Refugee resettlement agencies in New England are preparing to welcome hundreds of Afghanistan evacuees. Volunteers are lending their expertise to help agencies with the new arrivals. That includes people who have personally been through many of the same experiences. Freshta Abedi is a 38-year-old chemical process engineer by day and Afghan cultural mentor by night.…

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Eat, run and scat: How tiny woodland creatures have a big impact on the recovery of New Hampshire’s forests

Mouse on forest floor with tree bark

New research shows creatures like chipmunks, mice, voles and shrews help maintain the health of New Hampshire’s forests, according to findings from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. These animals help foster the special fungi that help trees thrive, said Ryan Stephens, the lead researcher on a recent study…

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