"The New Hampshire House passed a bill Tuesday that would put into law some of country’s toughest drinking water standards for a group of toxic chemicals and provides tens of millions of dollars to help communities in the state meet the rules."
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"An endangered species of whale, one of only 400 left in the world, was found dead Thursday morning off the coast of Long Branch, officials said."
"An insurgent challenger is close to toppling an establishment-backed Democrat from New York City — and some climate activists are unhappy about it."
"Along central Maine's Sebasticook River, the first thing you'll notice are the birds. Eagles are everywhere, wading on gravel bars and chattering from the trees."
"Both challenger Jamaal Bowman and 16-term incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel embrace the Green New Deal, asking voters to decide what it really means to be pro-environment."
"In a remote area of Maine, the Wakeman family maintains the traditions of island shepherding, the cycles of which have been largely unchanged for centuries."
"Three miles off the coast of Maine, in a remote area northeast of Acadia National Park, lies a cluster of islands — including Little Nash Island, Big Nash Island and Flat Island — populated only by sheep.
"As restaurants and other businesses have closed during the coronavirus pandemic, rats may become more aggressive as they hunt for new sources of food, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned."