New England moose under attack from ticks

Biologists say New England’s moose population is under siege from tiny ticks that have become so numerous in recent years that biologists are concerned about the long-term effect on the animals.

No summer power shortage seen in New England

The organization that oversees New England’s power grid says electricity supplies appear to be adequate to meet spiking demand this summer. An annual update from Holyoke-based ISO New England Inc. says grid operators should have enough flexibility to handle sharply higher electricity use, even in a prolonged heat wave.