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Bobcat Population Has Recovered Dramatically

A new study from the University of New Hampshire and Fish and Game finds that the state’s bobcat population has rebounded substantially.

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How New England could become Farmville again

In a new vision for the region, climate change gives local agriculture a big boost.

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Eelgrass could save the planet

Sea grass ecosystems occupy a small percentage of ocean area but account for 50 percent of ocean carbon storage. So why are we letting the beds die?

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Concerns raised over island’s dying beach grass

One of the beach's best defenses against erosion -- beach grass -- is itself under attack from a tiny creature, and the problem is spreading.

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Naturally UNH

Each turn of season highlights the pastoral campus at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), like a deliberate brush stroke on nature’s canvas. Throughout the year some of the most beautiful scenes take shape among the 250 acres that comprise UNH’s College Woods and encompass the woodlands, streams, and small fields that provide habitat for diverse wildlife. Bequeathed in 1891 by Benjamin Thompson, Jr., College Woods is the University’s oldest and most intensively used land, serving as a living laboratory for students and researchers alike. An equal access trail at the entrance to College Woods provides excellent recreational opportunities for the community-at-large. Story >>>

Biologists studying health of moose population

New Hampshire’s busiest moose checking station was conspicuously not busy Tuesday morning. The small outpost, nestled in the Kilkenny Valley in Milan, is one of six biologist check stations the state’s Fish and Game Department staffs during the annual nine-day moose hunt. With fewer permits issued than in years past, fewer hunters are bringing moose carcasses to the stations for testing during the week. The biologists are studying the carcasses to determine the population’s health and its prospects for survival going forward.

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Bobcats Prowl Among Us: Haunt Birdfeeders, Brooks, Boulevards

It’s on the prowl from three hours before sunset until midnight, and again before dawn ‘til three hours after sunrise.  Each night, it moves two to seven miles, mostly on the same route.

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UNH, Strafford County Conservation District Team Up to Test Cover Crops

University of New Hampshire scientists have teamed up with the Strafford County Conservation District to test different combinations of cover crops, which farmers use for a number of reasons, including improving soil fertility and productivity, reducing erosion, and controlling pests.

The project under the direction of Richard Smith, assistant professor of agroecology, is funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

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Urban 'evolution' turns fresh-water streams salty

Researchers find common threads in how cities everywhere alter their environment over time.

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Buggin’ out

All it takes for Dr. Paul Johnson to explain his job to kids is two four-inch long millipedes, two different types of cockroaches, meal worms, termites, tarantulas and maybe a few other live specimens for good measure.

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