High Electric Bills Get Ready for Another Energy Price Spike: High Electric Bills

Rates have jumped because of a surge in natural gas prices and could keep rising rapidly for years as utilities invest in electric grids.

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Storm Expected to Bring Heavy, Wet Snow to Central New York

Though there is uncertainty about the storm’s track, a forecaster said “pretty impactful weather” could knock out power and make for sloppy commutes.

#boston-mass, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-state, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

A Classic New England Rally Is Revived, Minus the Mud

For four years in the 1950s, the Great American Mountain Rally tested drivers and their cars, on steep slopes and through snow and mud.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #great-american-mountain-rally-revival, #new-england-states-us

Lack of Hydrogen and Helium Led to Fewer Weather Surveying Balloon Trips

Disruptions to supplies of hydrogen and helium have led the National Weather Service to cancel routine launches at some sites.

#balloons-aeronautics, #global-warming, #helium, #hydrogen, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #shortages, #weather

‘Impressive’ Winter Storm to Sweep the U.S. Through Saturday

Winter weather alerts were issued from Arizona to Maine. The Northeast will see the most snow, with some places expecting about a foot, meteorologists said.

#east-coast-us, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #weather

A Tenacious Winter Storm Now Has the Northeast in Its Sights

Buffalo could receive a foot of snow on Friday, but New York City is expected to be spared the worst. Icy conditions may make commutes difficult in Boston and Portland, Maine.

#ice, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-state, #snow-and-snowstorms

Powerful Winter Storm Brings Whipping Winds and Heavy Snow to the Northeast

Forecasters called it a “bomb cyclone” and predicted that the Boston area would be hit particularly hard.

#airports, #boston-mass, #cold-and-cold-spells, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

Will a Mask Debate Split Blue States?

The growing normalcy divide within liberal America.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #liberalism-us-politics, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

East Coast Braces for Snow Again

A winter storm watch was in effect from eastern North Carolina up to New England. Meteorologists said that slight changes in the storm’s track could shift snow totals drastically.

#coast-erosion, #connecticut, #delaware, #east-coast-us, #interstate-95, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wind

New York Gets Its First Major Snow of the Season

The city was expected to receive up to five inches of snow, part of the second winter storm to hit the East Coast this week.

#delays-transportation, #east-coast-us, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #northeastern-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms

Organic Milk Farmers in Northeast Under Pressure as Processors Look West

Organic milk has been a lifeline for small farms in Maine and other New England states. Now those farms are facing trouble as milk processors look to huge dairies in Western states.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #augusta-me, #cattle, #colorado, #dairy-products, #lactalis-group, #maine, #milk, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #northeastern-states-us, #organic-foods-and-products, #organic-valley-cooperative, #stonyfield-farm, #university-of-maine, #vilsack-tom

Thanksgiving Forecast: Mostly Clear With Minor Travel Delays Possible

Weak storms could cause flight delays in some parts of the country but forecasters do not expect any major disruptions.

#great-lakes, #midwestern-states-us, #new-england-states-us, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

Attention, New Englanders: Fluffernutter Is Now a Word

What has prompted Merriam-Webster to add the longstanding term for a mostly regional sandwich to the dictionary?

#dictionaries, #durkee-mower-company, #english-language, #fluffernutter, #massachusetts, #merriam-webster-inc, #new-england-states-us, #peanut-butter, #sandwiches

Nor’easter Brings Hurricane-Force Winds to Massachusetts

After battering the New York area, the storm knocked out electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers across New England on Wednesday.

#massachusetts, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #weather, #wind

How Will Blue America Live With Covid?

It can be the safety-above-all caricature that deep-red America has made of it, or it can leave the age of emergency behind.

#bedford-trevor, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #epidemics, #masks, #mississippi, #new-england-states-us, #new-haven-conn, #vaccination-and-immunization

Did a Meteor Explode Over New Hampshire? That May Explain the Boom.

Meteorologists said that a bolide, a type of large meteor explosion in the atmosphere, might have been the source of a disturbance that was widely reported on Sunday.

#massachusetts, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #national-earthquake-information-center, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #satellites, #space-and-astronomy, #united-states-geological-survey, #weather

Something Shook New Hampshire. What Caused the Boom Is a Mystery.

The U.S. Geological Survey said it had so far found no evidence of an earthquake in all of New England during the past seven days.

#computers-and-the-internet, #earthquakes, #nashua-nh, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #united-states-geological-survey

Joe Klein Explains How the History of Four Centuries Ago Still Shapes American Culture and Politics

David Hackett Fischer’s “Albion’s Seed,” published in 1989, describes today’s United States with stunning prescience.

#appalachian-region, #books-and-literature, #fischer-david-hackett, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-england-states-us, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us

Ida Sweeps Into New England

Heavy rain was expected across parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

#floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-england-states-us

Ida Brings Heavy Rain to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

New York City will be among the areas under a flash flood watch as the remnants of the hurricane move north.

#hurricane-ida-2021, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #new-england-states-us

Long Island and New England Prepare for Rare Hurricane Strike

As Hurricane Henri approached the region, New York City prepared to shut down city beaches, and Boston erected flood barriers around its most vulnerable subway station.

#connecticut, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fire-island-ny, #floods, #hurricane-henri-2021, #long-island-ny, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-state, #rhode-island

How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.

#central-falls-ri, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #loneliness, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #new-england-states-us, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #pawtucket-ri, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #providence-ri, #quarantines, #rhode-island, #rhode-island-hospital, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

When There’s No Heat: ‘You Need Wood, You Get Wood’

Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.

#environment, #food-banks-and-pantries, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #unemployment, #volunteers-and-community-service, #weather, #winter-season, #wood-and-wood-products

At Least 120 Million Americans Bracing for Coast-to-Coast Storm

Widespread winter storm warnings or advisories were posted on Sunday as low temperatures, heavy snow and ice threatened huge swaths of the country.

#austin-tex, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Love Triangle That Caused a Religious Panic

“Doomed Romance,” by Christine Leigh Heyrman, offers a window onto ambition and hypocrisy in the 19th-century American evangelical movement at a critical moment in its history.

#books-and-literature, #christians-and-christianity, #doomed-romance-broken-hearts-lost-souls-and-sexual-tumult-in-nineteenth-century-america-book, #evangelical-movement, #heyrman-christine-leigh, #missionaries, #new-england-states-us, #women-and-girls

Snowstorm Expected to Bring Heavy Snow and Snarl Travel

Winter storm warnings were issued from North Carolina to New York. Hazardous travel conditions and heavy snow were expected, forecasters said.

#new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #northeastern-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

East Coast Braces for Winter Snow Storm on Wednesday

Heavy snow is forecast to sweep through the Mid-Atlantic States and barrel north through New England, dropping up to two feet of snow in some areas, but the fast-moving system won’t stick around for long.

#mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

How to Return to Campus Safely: Test, Then Test Again

Some colleges are using lessons from the fall to bring back more students in spring

#children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

Nor’easter Knocks Out Power to More Than 200,000 in New England

More than 110,000 customers in Maine alone lost electricity after a nor’easter brought high winds and heavy snow.

#connecticut, #maine, #massachusetts, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #noreaster, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wind

Marty, Longtime Mascot of Mount Washington Observatory, Dies

“He might love you one week and the next week, he wouldn’t come near you,” said an observatory official. “Typical cat.”

#cats, #deaths-obituaries, #mascots, #mount-washington-nh, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #northeastern-states-us

New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.

Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.

#berkshires-mass, #drought, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #invasive-species, #land-use-policies, #massachusetts, #new-england-states-us, #wildfires

Tom Who? Cam Newton Is Moving New England Past Brady

Cam Newton is winning over New England, a racially complicated area accustomed to Hall of Fame quarterback play. All it’s taken are a couple wins, endorsements from his taciturn coach and a whole lot of charm.

#belichick-bill, #black-people, #brady-tom, #football, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #new-england-states-us, #newton-cameron-j, #race-and-ethnicity

The Dreaded Lanternbug, Scourge of Agriculture, Spreads in New Jersey

The insect poses a serious threat to American crops, particularly vineyards, and inspires creative backyard methods of eliminating them.

#helmus-matthew-r, #invasive-species, #new-england-states-us, #new-jersey, #northeastern-states-us, #ocean-grove-nj, #philadelphia-pa, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

U.S. Northeast, Pummeled in the Spring, Now Stands Out in Virus Control

In just over two months, the Northeast has gone from the country’s worst coronavirus hot spot to its most controlled. “It’s acting like Europe,” one expert said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #new-england-states-us

Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.

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Welcome to Applebee’s! Can I Get You Started With Some Disinfectant?

Chain restaurants are rethinking food for diners who fear the virus — and each other.

#applebees-international, #california, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dallas-tex, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #new-england-states-us, #restaurants, #tgi-fridays-llc, #waiters-and-waitresses

With the World on Pause, Salamanders Own the Road

Traffic is down, thanks to the pandemic. That’s good news for amphibians looking to migrate safely.

#amphibians, #animal-migration, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forests-and-forestry, #frogs, #leclair-greg-researcher, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #salamanders, #seasons-and-months, #your-feed-science

Snow and Cold in May: A ‘Nerve-Racking’ Time for Growers

The coronavirus pademic was already making life on the farm unpredictable, and then came an Arctic blast.

#agriculture-and-farming, #apples, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #new-england-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

New York and Boston Pigeons Don’t Mix

The East Coast is made up of two pigeon genetic megacities, and a patch of Connecticut seems to be what’s keeping them apart.

#boston-mass, #carlen-elizabeth, #connecticut, #evolutionary-applications, #genetics-and-heredity, #interstate-95, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #pigeons, #research, #rhode-island, #urban-areas, #your-feed-science