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DES against landfill moratorium bill
04-10-2024 2:46 PM


As testimony on bills targeting landfill safety in New Hampshire continues in both chambers of the legislature, the state Department of Environmental Services maintains its stance against proposed legislation advocating for a four-year moratorium of...

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Residents question herbicide use on Wilder trail
09-01-2023 5:54 PM


WILDER — Last week, Brad Goedkoop, a former Hartford tree warden, was walking on the connector trail between North and South Kilowatt Park when he noticed that against the green, late summer vegetation, the staghorn sumacs along the path were withered...

Clean energy future hinges on workforce
08-27-2023 2:06 AM


SHARON — Demand for solar panels and heat pumps has skyrocketed, but rapidly approaching deadlines for climate goals in the Twin States underscore a lack of workers who actually know how to install them.“How do I put this bluntly?” said Rob Adams,...

Wet weather brings banner year for mosquitoes in New England
08-12-2023 10:51 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Vermonters are swatting at twice as many mosquitoes this summer than the seasonal average over the last decade. As the climate warms, some scientists say that the pesky population boom is a sign of things to come.To stay safe...

In Vermont, water issues require site-specific solutions
07-31-2023 5:05 AM


ROYALTON — Until midday Thursday, more than two weeks after this month’s historic flooding, customers of the town’s volunteer-run fire district, which brings water to 200 users in South Royalton village, had to boil their water for 60 seconds before...

NH pushing for water quality review
07-09-2023 7:27 PM


New Hampshire is asking the officials in charge of its 1,200 water systems to find any service lines that may contain unhealthy levels of lead and copper. It’s part of an effort to meet updated federal water quality standards. In drinking water, the...

Dartmouth research explores role of disappearing ash trees 
07-01-2023 10:44 PM


HANOVER — How will forests in the Upper Valley fare when there are no more ash trees?That question, and specifically what will happen to the fungi that interact with those ash trees as the emerald ash borer continues its expansion into Vermont and New...

Bow, NH, looks to Lebanon for inspiration on composting program
06-21-2023 10:38 PM


Sherri Cheney was awed by the sight of towering mounds of food scraps mixed with ground-up wood chips from demolition debris, reaching a height of at least 7 feet at the Lebanon landfill’s transfer station. These piles of waste were being converted...

EPA to hold meeting on Vershire mine cleanup
06-07-2023 1:24 PM

VERSHIRE — The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss its preliminary cleanup of an abandoned Vershire copper mine.The former Ely Mine sits on about 350 acres off Beanville Road. The conclusion of mining...

Climate change poses threat to region’s brook trout
05-29-2023 5:39 PM


THETFORD — As anglers cast about Upper Valley’s streams and rivers this spring, Thetford Academy seventh graders had some brook trout to unload last week.About 30 students gathered along the Ompompanoosuc River at the base of the Union Village Dam on...

Cold snap may have wiped out Upper Valley apple crop
05-23-2023 8:43 PM


PLAINFIELD — At 2 a.m. last Thursday, owner Norah Lake and her work crew at Sweetland, a 12-acre fruit and vegetable farm in Norwich, were in the orchard, dousing apple, plum and pear trees from a network of irrigation pumps.They hoped encasing the...

Vermont begins process to find and remove lead lines from public drinking water
05-19-2023 8:24 PM


With $140 million of federal money in hand, state officials have launched a sweeping process to inventory and remove lead service lines that connect public drinking water systems to homes, businesses and other entities.Officials with the Vermont...

Vermont hosting hearings on proposed trapping regulations
05-17-2023 8:49 PM


Vermont officials are scheduled to host a series of public hearings on proposed regulations for trapping and for hunting coyotes with dogs. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, along with the state’s Fish and Wildlife Board, proposed the...

NH officials: Leave deer fawns alone
05-11-2023 1:06 PM

WEST LEBANON — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is advising residents against interfering with young animals this spring. The majority of deer fawns are born in May and June, and the season leads many New Hampshire residents to “fear the...

Backyard tick research project needs volunteers
05-10-2023 1:27 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Vermont Center for Ecostudies is requesting help with a backyard tick research project.Biologists with the nonprofit hope to biologically survey upwards of 50 Upper Valley properties, in both Vermont and New...

NH needs help with annual summer bat count
05-08-2023 1:32 PM

LEBANON — New Hampshire Fish and Game is asking residents to help with its annual summer bat count. The effort is part of the New Hampshire Bat Counts Project, which monitors the state’s summer bat colonies. The department is calling for land and...

Vermont seeks volunteers for trails in Orange County
05-08-2023 1:29 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteers to maintain trails in Orange County.Trail maintainers assess trail conditions, document maintenance needs and report to the district’s recreation...

Concord chooses to shift from burying its trash to burning it
03-26-2023 9:12 PM


After a 10-year deal with Casella Waste Systems, Concord is on track to shift from burying its trash to burning it.Under the terms of their new contract set to begin on July 1, 2024, Casella will continue to collect and transport the city’s waste, but...

Through food diversion program, Hollis school reduces food waste going to landfills
02-07-2023 3:04 PM


For students at Hollis Primary School, diverting food waste from landfills is no difficult task. As many towns in New Hampshire struggle to get their residents to divert food waste, a program that was started through a grant fund at the school has...

A rickety dam means Goose Pond will be mostly drained
05-30-2022 11:09 PM


CANAAN — This may well be one of the last summers to enjoy Goose Pond before it is drained down to a 15-foot pool as the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services repairs its dam.“Nobody’s thrilled. The scope of this project is enormous,”...

Vermont on the lookout for new tick that can cause a meat allergy
05-13-2022 9:34 PM


Volunteers picked through feathers probing for small ticks with a white blaze on their backs at weighing stations during turkey hunting season. Vermont is on the lookout for the lone star tick, a species spreading north.“Climate change, that’s why we...

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