KEENE — Frogs and salamanders migrating in the spring have been getting car-free passage on North Lincoln Street, and now the Harris Center for Conservation Education is asking the city to continue the protection.
A mass evacuation is underway in the Philippines, where an erupting volcano 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of the capital has triggered some 75 earthquakes and spewed “ballistic fragments,” forcing the nation’s financial markets to suspend trading and Manila airport to close.
MANILA — The Philippines is bracing for a major eruption from one of its most active volcanoes amid escalating agitation on Sunday that sent ash spewing as far as the capital and prompted the evacuation of thousands.
ELIOT, Maine — A Maine woman who has spent years sending financial aid to a school in Haiti is traveling there Sunday with her family and a group of Seacoast residents to see the impact their contributions have made.
BRUSSELS — Belgium’s federal police have fallen foul of tighter emissions controls that went into effect at the start of the year, with a number of its cars and vans now too dirty to enter the cities of Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent.
CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu embraced a package of Republican-led plans to promote clean energy to start the 2020 legislative session in what political opponents say is an attempt to disavow two years of vetoes.
DURHAM — Organic dairy cows fed kelp meal produced less methane for part of the summer grazing season, according to researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
MELBOURNE/SYDNEY — Australian officials took advantage of better weather on Monday to reopen roads blocked by wildfires and move some people to safety although thick smoke stalled rescue efforts and hundreds of people remained stranded.
SYDNEY — Pillars of fire and smoke from bushfires are tarnishing Australia’s reputation for pristine vistas abounding in wildlife and wreaking havoc on tourism, officials say, as authorities are forced to cancel concerts, close parks and evacuate towns.
PINKHAM NOTCH — As Walter Graff prepares to retire as the No. 2 person at the Appalachian Mountain Club, he looks back on the creation of educational programs that bring thousands of people to the White Mountains and the prospect of setting aside up to a million acres in Maine for recreation…
PORTLAND, Maine — A state task force is recommending that nearly 400 community water systems in Maine be required to test for an emerging class of “forever chemicals” and that manufacturers disclose when PFAS is intentionally used in consumer products.
MOSCOW — The group behind Nord Stream 2 said on Saturday it aimed to complete a pipeline to boost Russian gas supplies to Europe as soon as possible, after U.S. sanctions prompted a major contractor to suspend pipe-laying activities.
LONDONDERRY — Some residents say Woodmont Commons developers overstepped when they cut down more apple trees from a roadside than originally permitted, but town officials say the vague wording in the master plan allows for the clearing.
MANCHESTER — By the end of the month, all uniformed officers in New Hampshire’s largest municipal police force are expected to be wearing body cameras, to the mutual delight of their chief and an ACLU activist.
In October, the company’s CEO said a Community Advisory Committee could be beneficial to bridge the gap between the company and local residents; town officials were then asked to participate in the committee.
MANCHESTER — City residents will see their sewer rates increase by 4% each year for the next five years to fund more than $230 million in federally-mandated improvements designed to reduce sewage discharge into the Merrimack River, following a vote by aldermen Tuesday night.