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A GIF of the North Atlantic Right Whale was spotted off the coast of North Hampton on May 6, 2022.

Rare North Atlantic right whale spotted feeding off N.H. coast

May 9, 2022

New Hampshire’s coast had a rare visitor Friday: a North Atlantic right whale could be seen feeding just off the shore in North Hampton. The right whale has been on the federal endangered species list since 1970. There are fewer than 350 left. Dianna Schulte, director of research for the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, has…

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A view of Madaket Beach on April 25, 2020 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Nantucket votes to allow topless women on town beaches

May 4, 2022

Residents of Nantucket, Mass., approved a measure allowing women to go topless at all town beaches. The Gender Equality on Beaches bylaw amendment passed following debate at the annual town meeting Tuesday. In part, the amendment reads, “In order to promote equality for all persons, any person shall be allowed to be topless on any…

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Low clouds approaching Mount Washington.

Climate change is coming for New England’s highest peak

May 2, 2022

Mount Washington in New Hampshire is famous for some of the world’s worst weather. The mountain, the highest peak in the northeast, has long held the record for the fastest wind gust ever recorded by a human — 231 mph on April 12, 1934. At 6,288 feet, the weather is often freezing, even in spring. And the…

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