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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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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The Number Of Puffin Chicks That Are Surviving On Maine’s Coastal Islands Dropped Significantly This Year

A puffin egg sits on the ground

Biologists say that puffin chicks that hatched on several of Maine’s offshore islands this year struggled with storms, predation and food shortages, and most were unlikely to survive. After near-extirpation from the U.S. during the 1800s, Maine’s puffin population is the only one that’s been re-established in the continental U.S. Linda Welch, a wildlife biologist…

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Teen Climate Activists Rally Against Biggest Coal-Burning Plant In New England

A group of teen climate activists gathered in Concord, N.H., Friday to take a stand against climate change, as part of an international movement of youth climate strikes. Packed into a building on Main Street on a rainy afternoon, the young strikers carried signs opposing the Merrimack Generation Station in Bow, the largest coal burning…

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Interested In Home Solar In Connecticut? Consumers Should Read The Fine Print

  For homeowners looking to put solar panels on their roofs, the main goal is usually pretty clear: saving money on electric bills. But installing solar can sometimes come with complications. On a corner lot in Enfield, Conn., George St. Amand has a two-story house with a pretty flat roof in the back. Not great…

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Photos: Puerto Rico Four Years After Hurricane Maria

The effects of Hurricane Maria, a deadly Category 4 hurricane that swept Puerto Rico four years ago, left the island shaken. Some people are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel and are slowly finding their way back to their Puerto Rico.

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