Traffic cops in Katmandu routinely wear industry standard face masks called N95 to protect themselves from the heavily polluted air. UMass Amherst Assistant Professor Rick Peltier said this is a pretty unusual move by law enforcement, but perfect for environmental health scientists looking to study the mask’s effectiveness.
For parents, figuring out which of these schools is the right fit for their child can be a complicated maze.
The September 8th state primary in Massachusetts is a little more than a week away. Have you seen the yard signs but don’t recognize the names? We have you covered.
Leaders of New England states and eastern Canadian provinces are in Boston this week for an annual conference, with a focus on technology and energy.
Daniel Finds A Poem follows a young boy as he talks to animals in his local park, asking them, “what is poetry?”
In the September 8th primary, voters will pick Democratic nominees for Hampden County sheriff and governor’s councilor.
In the Northeast, according to the USDA, about 175,000 farms produce more than $21-billion a year in food, hay and flowers. But not this year. The climate — and how it’s changing — has many farmers thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and available water.
The Berkshire Opera Festival has turned to some young people with an interest in theatrical production for help. And they’re getting their hands dirty as they prepare for a production of Madama Butterfly.
US Geological Survey researchers at UMass Amherst want to study places that fare better during climate change than the rest of the world.
Over potluck dinners in fellowship halls, and over coffee on Sunday mornings, in synagogues and nearby mosques, Muslims, Christians and Jews from greater Hartford have been collaborating since last fall. Their project: to bring refugee families to the region.
You’ve probably heard of M.D.s, medical doctors, but what about another type of physician: N.D.s? Now, naturopathic doctors want to be allowed prescribing rights in Connecticut.
Quiet times in the legislature, but government and politics are in full gear.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
“In a similar way that a lot of people are interested in having locally grown food…there’s a growing interest in having locally produced cloth,” said Michelle Parrish of Amherst.
The next pick in our series is a picture book about a boy named Gus, and his 17 sheep, written by an author who is widely known for her young adult novels.
MORE SELECTIONS: NEPR’s back-to-school book series