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Local cities work to combat pollution in Great Bay

The cities of Rochester, Dover and Portsmouth, N.H. have agreed to a new plan to curb pollution in the Great Bay. These three towns are responsible for about half of the nitrogen runoff into the bay.

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Former Saint-Gobain lawyer claims he was fired for raising alarm over potential water contamination

In a federal whistleblower complaint, a former attorney for the Saint-Gobain plastics company claims he was told to "look the other way" on potential water contamination like the kind that's affected New Hampshire and Vermont.

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Salmonella outbreak is linked to wild birds and feeders, C.D.C. says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 19 people had been sickened in eight states.
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Lawsuit aims to block new New Hampshire landfill permits under outdated trash plan

New Hampshire is facing a lawsuit for permitting landfill expansions without having an updated plan for reducing solid waste.

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EPA finalizes water permit to help clean up the Great Bay

Federal officials have finalized a plan to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast with an approach that gives surrounding communities greater flexibility to address the problem.

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New Hampshire sues Monsanto over chemical contamination

New Hampshire filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agrochemical giant Monsanto over what it says has been widespread PCB pollution in the state.

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Divide on climate change policy in race for governor puts N.H. at crossroads

Climate change policy marks one of the sharpest divides between incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and his Democratic challenger, Concord state Sen. Dan Feltes.

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Report: Climate change raises flood risks for Superfund sites in N.H., elsewhere

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists says hundreds of coastal Superfund sites - including several in New Hampshire - face new risks of flooding due to climate change.

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Liberty Utilities nixes Granite Bridge Route 101 pipeline project in New Hampshire

CONCORD – The utility proposing to construct the controversial Granite Bridge pipeline along Route 101 between Manchester and Exeter is abandoning
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Study finds PFAS contamination in Cohoes around Norlite incinerator

A study by Bennington College released on Monday found unusually high amounts of potentially hazardous PFAS compounds in the soil and water downwind from the embattled Norlite aggregate and incineration plant.

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Grocers seek veto of plastic bag tax, saying reusable bags pose coronavirus risk

The virus stays infectious for days on some surfaces, but an expert doubts risk from bags is high.
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An obscure issue four years ago, climate emerged as a top concern in New Hampshire

Sanders and Buttigieg aggressively touted plans to combat climate change, but even more motivating for voters: Trump’s fossil fuel agenda.
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How important is climate change In the New Hampshire primary?

With so many topics on the minds of New Hampshire voters, what impact, if any, will climate change have on Tuesday's "first in the nation" primary?
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Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact

Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.

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After years of slow action on climate change, what sets offshore wind apart for N.H.?

Most New England states have been investing in alternative energy sources for years. But New Hampshire has been slower to act in response to climate change.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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