A Raymond woman was in the midst of her pregnancy when her private well tested positive for arsenic at 43 parts per billion. New Hampshire’s maximum contaminant level for arsenic in drinking water is 5 parts per billion.
On a late August morning, the sky gray and spitting, thousands of balsam fir and white pine cones are spread across wooden trays in the “drying hut” at the New Hampshire State Forest Nursery in Boscawen.
Scientists in rural New England are working to better monitor and manage tick populations as climate change helps fuel their dramatic increase.
But this year the New Hampshire Legislature and the governor made significant investments in our state’s children. By doing so, they invested in the future of the Granite State.
In 2019, the state of New Hampshire banned firefighting foams containing PFAS chemicals, as mounting evidence linked the widely used fire suppressant to higher cancer rates among firefighters and contamination of drinking water.
As 90-degree summer heat hangs over Manchester, residents do their best to stay cool. In one window, a fleece red-and-white holiday blanket hangs to block out the sun. In another, socks are crammed into the window gaps to prevent any AC air from leaking out.
To manage the crowds, some parks are experimenting with timed-entry vehicle reservation systems and permits for popular trails.
The “Sackett Case” challenged the authority of the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers (which jointly administer the part of the Clean Water Act that regulates wetland dredging and filling) over the denial by the EPA of the Sacketts’ permission to fill in a wetland lot adjacent to a lake in Idaho.
Fifteen years after New Hampshire state law allowed towns and cities to form their own stormwater utilities, not a single municipality has successfully enacted one.
Smoke from more than 100 wildfires burning across Canada has been rolling into North American cities far from the flames. New York City and Detroit were both listed among the five most polluted cities in the world because of the fires on June 7, 2023. The smoke has triggered air quality alerts in several states in recent weeks.