Hadley Barndollar

Hadley Barndollar

Hadley Barndollar covers climate, environment, and inequality for the New Hampshire Bulletin. Previously, she was the New England regional reporter for the USA TODAY Network and was named Reporter of the Year by the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

Big, brown, and baffling researchers: Unusual algae bloom in the Gulf of Maine

By: - August 28, 2023

What is coffee-colored, more than 100 miles wide, and not something you’d likely want to swim in? An unusually large bloom of brown algae in the Gulf of Maine has caught the attention of scientists from across New England. So much so, an informal monitoring effort of more than two dozen partners has since formed […]

As N.H. oysters become more popular, state will test for ‘Vibrio’ bacteria 

By: - July 5, 2023

Plump, briny oysters harvested in New Hampshire are finding their way onto more menus, and state officials say it’s time to start evaluating the risk for a naturally occurring bacteria that’s made headlines elsewhere. The Department of Environmental Services is contracting with a University of New Hampshire laboratory to test oysters for Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a […]

N.H. beaches see record number of piping plover nesting pairs

By: - June 26, 2023

Zipping across the sand and scurrying among sun-baked seaweed are some of the littlest and rarest seasonal visitors to New Hampshire’s beaches. In total, there are just over 2,000 pairs of them in the entire Atlantic population. Beachgoers in Hampton and Seabrook this summer will see yellow rope sectioning off breeding habitats of piping plovers, […]

Attention, campers: Transporting firewood can spread invasive insects

By: - June 13, 2023

The New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands is telling campers to leave firewood at home this summer, and instead be sure to purchase it locally when arriving at their destination. Buying local firewood is one of the easiest ways to keep the state’s forests healthy. Why? Because firewood transport is a leading cause of […]

As New Hampshire considers cannabis legalization, economic justice fades from view

By: and - June 12, 2023

It was 2011 when Devin Alexander was arrested for possessing marijuana. He was a senior in high school, and almost instantly his plans to join the U.S. Air Force went up in smoke. More than a decade later, three letters precede Alexander’s name: CEO, of a cannabis delivery company based in Newton, Massachusetts. He was […]

N.H. Gov. Chris Sununu says he won’t run for president in 2024

By: , and - June 5, 2023

Ending many months of speculation, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced Monday he will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024. “The Republican Party is at a crossroads, and in 2024 we Republicans must nominate the most conservative candidate for President who can win in November of 2024 and get things done in […]

As N.H. marks Black Birders Week, organizers aim to educate about lived experiences

By: - May 31, 2023

Tucked away on a busy Concord thoroughfare dotted with big-box stores, fast food chains, and automotive services is 10 acres of recreational green space. At Keach Park in the city’s Heights neighborhood, a flat, shaded walking trail loops around a large field, playground, seasonal pool, and basketball courts. Tall trees crowd the dirt path, providing […]

A mysterious rare orchid makes its home in New Hampshire’s forests 

By: - May 15, 2023

Everybody likes something rare, whether it’s a baseball card, an old car, or a seemingly nondescript orchid. One of the rarest orchids in North America happens to make its home among particular topography in New Hampshire, in forests of hemlock, beech, oak, and pine. The federally threatened wildflower has a grayish green stem, and its […]

The cost of eternal rest: Indigent cremation expenses on the rise for N.H. welfare offices 

By: - May 1, 2023

A ground-level crypt inside the peaceful Mount Calvary mausoleum is flanked by butter yellow tulips and bright chrysanthemums. Late in the day, sunlight pours through an adjacent stained-glass window, painting it in colors of sea glass – translucent blues and greens. The crypt is named for St. Joseph of Arimathea, the biblical figure said to […]

New Hampshire sits out on $3.6B Northeast clean hydrogen hub proposal

By: - April 13, 2023

Much of the Northeast joined together last week in submitting a whopping $3.62 billion proposal to the federal government in hopes of becoming a regional clean hydrogen hub. Missing from the announcement was New Hampshire. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and more than 100 hydrogen ecosystem partners are competing for […]

Hound hunting is a time-honored tradition in NH. But not everyone likes it.

By: - March 23, 2023

After nearly 10 miles of snowshoed steps, fresh powder crunching beneath his feet, Will Staats hears the calls of his hunting dogs in the distance. The sweetest music of all, he calls it – one of a tradition that dates back thousands of years. A retired wildlife biologist, Staats used to work for the state’s […]