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Downtown Wilmington, VT after Tropical Storm Irene
Photo:Nancy Eve Cohen
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Aug 31, 2011
In Wilmington Vermont the town is picking up after  the devastating floods of Tropical Storm Irene.  WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports. Just outside of the village center the remains of an antique shop sit on the side of the road. Only the roof is left. "It came all the way from around that corn... read more
Golden eagle's flight path (in purple) as of April 18
Photo:Cellular Tracking Technologies
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Aug 19, 2011
Scientists released a Golden eagle in Connecticut about a month ago outfitted with a GPS tracking device. Researchers say by following the journey of birds like this they can make predictions about where to build wind turbines that are not on migration routes.  WNPR's Nancy Cohen reports on the e... read more
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Apr 27, 2011
Migrating fish just a half-foot long once flooded coastal rivers of the northeast every spring. In recent decades, rainbow smelt populations ha... read more
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Apr 25, 2011
It’s not that unusual to see Bald eagles in parts of the Northeast, but Golden eagles are rare here. In all there are only one to two thousand in e... read more
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Apr 8, 2011
  The nation’s first carbon trade system, which started in the Northeast, may be in trouble. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, i... read more
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Mar 28, 2011
Forests across much of the Northeast are still home to bobcats, and Canada Lynx can still be found in Maine. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service... read more
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Mar 15, 2011
Bottle deposit laws are facing challenges in two Northeast states. These laws require consumers to pay a deposit on a beverage bottle or can. The i... read more
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Feb 24, 2011
Record-setting snowfall and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast have led to increased demand for firewood this heating season. There’s also been... read more
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Feb 8, 2011
There has been an historic amount of snowfall around the Northeast.  So far in Hartford, at least 80 inches have fallen. The extreme snowfall... read more
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Jan 31, 2011
Farmers markets have seen huge growth in the past three decades. They give consumers access to local food, sometimes at a lower price. And farmers... read more
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Jan 27, 2011
Northeast states are increasingly looking to Canada to meet a growing demand for low cost hydro electricity from renewable sources. But the energy... read more
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Dec 15, 2010
December is typically a good time for business. And one of the best places to sell things is New York City. That's why every year a number of hardy... read more
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Dec 15, 2010
A “cap-and-trade” climate-change proposal is stalled in Washington. But a similar program has been up and running in ten states from Maine to Delaw... read more
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Nov 23, 2010
From east of the Hudson River and up through New England, efforts are underway to save what's become a rare species of rabbit -- the New England co... read more
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Nov 12, 2010
One of the world’s largest reserves of natural gas—enough to supply the entire U.S. for more than two years-- lies buried deep below southern New Y... read more
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Oct 20, 2010
In recent years, moose populations have been growing in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. And although some residents are delighted to see t... read more
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Oct 16, 2010
In Colonial times making hard cider, the kind with alcohol in it, was a way to preserve the apple crop. It was even used as currency. In recent dec... read more
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Oct 14, 2010
Researchers are studying rivers and ponds across the Northeast for traces of pharmaceuticals --- not just from dumping, but from human waste. This... read more
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Oct 11, 2010
  This winter a young family will move into an unusual house in northern Vermont. It will be heated mostly by the sun shining through windows a... read more
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Oct 11, 2010
In this year’s mid-term elections, environmental issues have largely taken a back seat to jobs and the economy. But here in the Northeast, one tren... read more
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