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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

#alabama, #alaska, #american-automobile-assn, #automobiles, #boise-idaho, #california, #chicago-ill, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delaware, #florida, #georgia, #hawaii, #idaho, #illinois, #indiana, #iowa, #kansas, #louisiana, #maine, #massachusetts, #miami-dade-county-fla, #mississippi, #nevada, #new-england-states-us, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #rhode-island, #south-carolina, #states-us, #tennessee, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #utah, #vermont, #wisconsin

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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

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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

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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

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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

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