New Hampshire saw a more than 370 percent increase in reported cases of babesiosis, a tick-borne disease, between 2011 and 2019, according to a new federal study released last week.
Tag Archives: Environment
States to Receive $2.5B from Feds for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
The federal government will send $2.5 billion over the next five years to states, local governments, and tribes to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Biden administration officials said Tuesday.
Should NH Put Responsibility on Manufacturers for Waste Impacts? State May Explore It.
State lawmakers advanced a bill this week that would explore a policy tactic putting producers of packaging, plastics, and other types of waste on the hook for environmental impacts throughout a product’s lifecycle.
State Program Offers Rebates for PFAS Remediation in Private Wells
Private wells in more than 120 New Hampshire communities have shown elevated amounts of PFAS chemicals.
Radio Interference from Satellites Is Threatening Astronomy – a Proposed Zone for Testing New Technologies Could Head Off the Problem
Visible light is just one part of the electromagnetic spectrum that astronomers use to study the universe.
Is Wood in Streams Always Good? | Opinion
In the face of long-term declines in the wild populations of our state fish, the Eastern brook trout, one of the actions being taken across the state and region is putting wood into streams.
The Second Most Forested State, NH May End Its Forester Licensing Program
When David Falkenham heard the state’s forester license is on the chopping block as part of budget talks in Concord, two words came to mind: “complete disaster.”
New Hampshire May Explore Offshore Wind Workforce Training Center
The anticipated development of wind power off New Hampshire’s coastline will require a workforce likely numbering in the thousands.
State Lawmakers Debate Privacy Protections for Consumers in an Era of Data Breaches
In the fall of 2021, T-Mobile contacted 116,079 Granite Staters to deliver bad news: Their personal information – including their name, date of birth, Social Security number, and driver’s license information – had been the subject of a data breach.
Night Skies Are Getting 9.6% Brighter Every Year as Light Pollution Erases Stars for Everyone
For most of human history, the stars blazed in an otherwise dark night sky. But starting around the Industrial Revolution, as artificial light increasingly lit cities and towns at night, the stars began to disappear.