NEW ENGLAND

Coverage of New England from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency in New England has been tapped to lead the agency's national Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention office.

Alexandra Dunn is a long-time lawyer and environmental justice advocate who’s been the EPA's New England administrator for a little less than a year.

In this and other roles, she's worked with residents, industry and state officials in places like New Hampshire and Vermont to address chemical contamination in drinking water.

Jersey cows grazing on Pete Williams's farm in Shelburne, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Thousands of Northeast dairy farmers are receiving their share of a $50 million settlement, nearly nine years after the farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against a national dairy marketing cooperative. 

New England governors and the premiers of eastern Canadian provinces say the ties that bind the region transcend the trade war between Washington and Ottawa. At their annual meeting held in Stowe, the leaders called for a truce in the trade war.

Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Jeff Cohen / WNPR

Bradley International Airport in Connecticut has started offering daily, nonstop flights to St. Louis for the first time in at least 16 years. 

A new report offers New England states a roadmap for creating a future transportation system that is cleaner and more accessible.

Despite Progress, HIV Racial Divide Persists

Jul 23, 2018

By the time Arthur Harris Jr. turned 17, he had already endured a childhood of grinding poverty in Hartford’s North End, the death of his mother, and the rejection of a community that viewed homosexuality as a sin. It should have come as no surprise to anyone, then, that he went searching for love and acceptance wherever he could find it — a search that landed him in the arms of a man nearly twice his age and, later, in the kinds of risky situations he’d been warned about in his high school health class.

new study says rural residents in the Northeast spend more of their income on energy than almost anywhere else in the country.

It's summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, and a couple of constants remain: Just as surely as it's going to be hot, people are going to want to talk about exactly how hot it is.

But the heat has been so notable in the past week or so that records are being stretched and scorched from Canada to Armenia, with roofs and roads going runny.

New England Residents Cope With Heat Wave

Jul 3, 2018
Justin Esiason, with the town of Amherst Conservation Department, offers water to people swimming at Puffers Pond in Amherst, Massachusetts on July 1, 2018, when temperatures reached in the high 90s.
Kevin Gutting / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

A heat advisory is still in effect for much of New England. Health officials urge people to take precautions against the extreme heat.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a new deadline for hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico to sign up for help--June 18.

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