The Biden administration has temporarily suspended oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands and waters while it evaluates the legal and policy implications of the program, according to a Department of Interior memo.
LAWRENCE — The head of the Merrimack River Watershed Council applauded Gov. Charlie Baker's signing into law a bill requiring sewage treatment plants to quickly notify the public when they release raw sewage into the river.
BARCELONA - A global coalition to protect at least 30% of the planet's land and ocean by 2030 has swelled its ranks to about 50 countries, as governments said at a summit hosted by France Monday that biodiversity loss and climate change should be tackled jointly.
A group of families who lost their homes in the Walden Eco Village in Peterborough after town officials found the structures were dangerous to inhabit are suing the property owner, seeking to at least get their security deposits returned.
The first of an eventual network of 50 wildlife tracking stations across New England is now in southwestern New Hampshire, allowing scientists and conservation agencies to track the movements of tagged birds, bats and migratory insects.
NEW YORK — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has held calls with biofuel groups on topics including compliance with U.S. biofuel blending laws and Biden’s low-carbon climate vision, according to two sources familiar with the conversations.
Portsmouth city councilors reversed course Monday night and voted to allow ordinances banning distribution of single-use plastics on city land and Styrofoam containers citywide to go into effect at the end of this year.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday finalized the first update of regulations of lead in drinking water in 30 years, a move it said strengthens federal rules but that environmental critics say is a missed opportunity to carry out the kind of regulatory overhaul n…
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Michael Regan, North Carolina's top environmental regulator, to head the Environmental Protection Agency, according to three sources with knowledge of the discussions.
More consumers are paying attention to their impact on the environment, and that is encouraging companies which supply heating fuel and distribute electricity to focus on providing cleaner energy options.
Walden Eco Village landlord Akhil Garland must find places for his tenants to live while he addresses the lack of water, bathrooms and kitchens in some homes as well as holes in floors and roofs and leaking gas lines in the 60-acre “low carbon footprint” community, Peterborough Town Administ…
HOLDERNESS — Winter is not fully here, but for the past three months animals in New Hampshire have been getting ready for it by going underground or putting on big, warm coats, says naturalist Margaret Gillespie.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Five years on from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the world remains in denial over the actions needed to prevent catastrophic warming, Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday.
University of New Hampshire scientists have received a five-year $425,000 grant to plan logistics for retrieving ice samples near the South Pole that could unlock the secrets of Earth’s last warm period.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce on Wednesday its final rule changing how the agency measures the costs and benefits of proposed new curbs on pollution, a move that is likely to limit the agency’s power to impose stringent future regulations.