Vermont’s success at reducing its moose population seems to have spared the animals from the worst effects of winter ticks, which have hit neighboring states hard.
A new report looks at low-cost steps that federal and state governments can take to help communities be better prepared for flooding like Tropical Storm Irene.
In the U.S. eggs, measured by the number Americans eat and changing industry standards, are big ticket items. A ballot question in Massachusetts would make it illegal to sell veal, pork or eggs from animals who’ve been confined to crates or cages of a certain size. Other New England states have already adopted some farm-animal welfare regulations concerning pigs or calves. But not regarding chickens.
If you spend any time walking in the woods, you see a lot of strange looking trees — trees shaped by the wind, split by lightning or reaching toward. And — occasionally — some twists and turns are man-made.
It’s a slow moving trend, but early voting is taking hold state-by-state. Massachusetts is the most recent to offer ballots to all registered voters ahead of Election Day.
A look at the Republican and Democratic races for governor in Vermont.
RESULTS: Vermont Public Radio