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Researchers track New Hampshire moose in hopes of pinpointing cause of population decline

In some regions of northern New England, the moose population is down as much 40 percent in the last three years. The cause of this iconic animal’s dramatic die-off is not yet known, but researchers’ main theory is centered on the parasitic winter tick, and warmer winters may be partly to blame. Hari Sreenivasan reports from New Hampshire.

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Student scientists find ozone drop helps pines

For more than two decades, an army of student scientists from kindergarten through high school have prowled New England's forests to collect data that University of New Hampshire researchers say link a healthier white pine forest to falling ozone levels.

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NH Moose Tagged For Study Thinner Than Expected

Researchers studying New Hampshire’s declining moose population say some of the animals being tracked are thinner than they should be for this time of year.

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Portland-Montreal Pipeline Trek Wrap Up

Monday marked the end of Kaity Thomson and Brett Chamberlin’s traverse of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, a journey that brought them across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Kaity, a student at the University of New Hampshire, has been researching ecosystems at risk of contamination by tar sands along the route of the pipeline. The project, which we’ve been calling the #PipeHike, gave her a chance to experience firsthand these ecosystems and the communities that benefit from them.

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Helicopter in northern NH part of moose study

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says residents in the northern part of the state may see a low-flying helicopter in the coming weeks as its latest study of the moose population gets underway.

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Students Trek the Portland-Montreal Tar Sands Pipeline

On Tuesday, NWF Campus Ecology Fellow Kaity Thomson began a week-long trek of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, a WWII-era pipeline that Big Oil wants to retrofit to pump tar sands crude through Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. For the last year, Kaity, an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire, has been studying ecosystems at risk of contamination from a possible spill along the pipeline.

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Sensing Accurately

From his first floor office in James Hall at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment Russell Congalton has a bird’s eye view of the world. Story >>>

Eels now spawning in a river near you

I love science because it is always changing. We think we have a decent understanding of how something works, and then, as often as not, find out we were completely wrong. We learn some new piece of the puzzle, and the whole paradigm shifts. This happened to me recently while talking with Alyson Eberhardt, a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire, about her research on American eels. Back when I was an environmental educator I taught the basics of estuarine food webs. American eels were thought to be transients in estuaries (where rivers meet the sea), that they are catadromous fish, meaning they spawn in salt water and migrate to fresh water to mature, and so are not long-term residents in estuaries.

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For Student Veterans, Nov. 11 is Not Just Another Day

"…a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace…"

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