LACONIA — Test pits and monitoring wells dug on the former Laconia State School property as part of the second phase of an environmental survey found asbestos containing material at one site, but didn’t encounter any human bones.
DURHAM — From boat enthusiasts to anglers, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found surprisingly widespread support for offshore wind energy development among outdoor recreation participants.
As rescuers continue to search for survivors in the wreckage left by a devastating tsunami, Indonesian-Americans in New Hampshire have gradually been making contact with family members on the islands of Sumatra and Java.
U.S. National Parks will be left with just a skeleton staff during the federal government shutdown, and several states are using their own funds to make sure public restrooms get cleaned and visitor centers stay open.
Scientists at the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab are partnering with rescuers at Seacoast Science Center in Rye to help determine the cause of death for marine mammals found on regional beaches.
Selectmen want answers after a recent visit to the town’s water treatment plant found sludge in the system and the use of too many chemical treatments in the water, and they may go outside of town to get those answers.
Nearly 200 nations overcame political divisions on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
PITTSFIELD — Driven in large part by China’s increasingly strict criteria for the quality of imported recycled material, residents of the four towns who use Pittsfield’s Solid Waste Facility should expect big changes to the way they sort their recyclables in 2019.
DERRY — The town of Derry has an opportunity to use 10 acres of an old landfill site to build a 1 megawatt solar farm that would supply 40 percent of the town’s overall usage and about 80 percent to 90 percent of the department of public works’ needs, according to Derry Net Zero Task Force C…
CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu may not like the state’s new law providing electric ratepayer subsidies to wood-burning power plants, but his attorney general will defend the law against a challenge before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
PLYMOUTH — Snow depth and temperature, two pieces of data that could lead to a better understanding of avalanches in Tuckerman Ravine and flooding downstream, are poised to be collected thanks to the ingenuity of a group of Plymouth State University students and researchers.
A Manchester developer said he’s giving up on the land off Hackett Hill Road that was once touted as a prime setting for a high-end corporate park, after he and city officials disagreed over the future of the property.
CONCORD — A slight hike in the rooms and meals tax, a $1 million increase in support from the state general fund and a mandatory registration fee for canoes and kayaks are among the recommendations to emerge from yet another study on the future of the Fish and Game Department.
GREENLAND — New water filtration systems have been installed at Breakfast Hill Golf Club and a home next to the Coakley Landfill after the suspected carcinogen 1,4-dioxane was found to be above new state standards.
CONCORD — The debate over a new law that requires New Hampshire utilities to purchase power from wood-burning power plants at higher than market prices is now headed to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
FRANCONIA – Unlike some prior meetings, the Nov. 2 session of the Mount Washington Commission was decidedly civil and even featured several light moments.For more than a year, three organizations that are part of the commission – the Mount Washington Auto Road, the Mount Washington Observato…
NASHUA — Despite calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to remove all contamination from the former Mohawk Tannery site, officials from the agency said Tuesday that they are still recommending remediation using an impermeable cap.
MERRIMACK — The Saint-Gobain facility in town is still releasing small amounts of polyfluoroalkyl chemicals from its smokestacks, which could be contributing to local groundwater contamination, according to officials.
Several residents from New Hampshire traveled to Washington this week to participate in the first-ever Senate hearing on polyfluoroalkyl substances, urging legislators to take more action to address the growing contamination.
PORTSMOUTH — Officials from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry laid out their plans to test people exposed to contaminated drinking water at Pease International Tradeport during a meeting Thursday evening.