Environment http://nhpr.org en Fish And Game: As Ice Melts, Dead Fish Appear http://nhpr.org/post/fish-and-game-ice-melts-dead-fish-appear <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">As the ice continues to recede on shallow lakes and ponds, dead fish might be washing up on New Hampshire shorelines, but state officials say that's not uncommon.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:45:22 +0000 Associated Press 47177 at http://nhpr.org Fish And Game: As Ice Melts, Dead Fish Appear May Flowers (Pilgrims not included) http://nhpr.org/post/may-flowers-pilgrims-not-included <div>Delicate wildflowers poke through a dry, mat of last autumn's leaves pressed paper thin by the weight of a now-vanished snow pack.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wildflower strategy is: bloom early, grow quickly in late spring and then die back. These "spring </span>ephemerals<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" create an elegant spring nutrient dam, locking-up important soil nutrients otherwise washed-away by </span>snowmelt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or rain. When flowers die-back in summer shade, they release nutrients back to the roots of trees above.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:50:09 +0000 Dave Anderson 46597 at http://nhpr.org May Flowers (Pilgrims not included) Funding Fish And Game http://nhpr.org/post/funding-fish-and-game <p>This agency does much more than serve hunters and anglers, it’s also involved in search and rescue, land conservation, and habitat management.&nbsp; Despite all these responsibilities, hunting and fishing license fees are the main revenue source. Now, some in the Statehouse are taking hard look expanding that base - to hikers, canoers, and the many others who enjoy the great outdoors.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45991 at http://nhpr.org Funding Fish And Game Wild Turkey Survey Reporting Deadline Approaches http://nhpr.org/post/wild-turkey-survey-reporting-deadline-approaches <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire residents have until Tuesday to report any wild turkey flocks they've seen in recent months. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state's annual winter turkey survey, which started Jan. 1, runs through Monday. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fish and Game biologists use the survey data to monitor the abundance and distribution of turkeys during the state's challenging winter months. Officials say turkeys generally travel in large flocks during the winter months and are highly visible. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:39:47 +0000 Associated Press 45877 at http://nhpr.org UNH Students' "Urine Diversion" Program Cleans Water, Fertilizes Farms http://nhpr.org/post/unh-students-urine-diversion-program-cleans-water-fertilizes-farms <p></p><p>There are many challenges to a good town-gown relationship in college towns, but here’s one that doesn’t get a great deal of press: urine overloads.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On certain nights of the week, partying UNH students in Durham can overwhelm the town’s wastewater treatment plant, but a group of UNH students have teamed up with the town to get some of that nitrogen-rich urine out of the water. They plan to take that pee, and put it somewhere that it could do good.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 45770 at http://nhpr.org UNH Students' "Urine Diversion" Program Cleans Water, Fertilizes Farms AMC Trains The Future Workforce http://nhpr.org/post/amc-trains-future-workforce-0 <p>The <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/trails/volunteer/index.cfm" target="_blank">Appalachian Mountain Club</a> works with <a href="http://www.nh-jag.org/" target="_blank">Jobs for America’s Graduates</a> (JAG), providing summer work opportunities to North Country students. Students learn about trail stewardship and conservation, and gain practical job skills. Cory Arsenault and Samantha Roux were part of a crew doing trail work.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 04:47:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43973 at http://nhpr.org AMC Trains The Future Workforce Kurk Dorsey's "Whales & Nations" http://nhpr.org/post/kurk-dorseys-whales-nations <p>The new book <em>"</em>Whales and Nations" by UNH professor Kurkpatrick Dorsey explores the history of international conservation efforts through the lens of the commercial whaling industry. We’ll talk with him about the whaling in the 20th century and why international diplomacy failed to regulate commercial whaling.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45241 at http://nhpr.org Kurk Dorsey's "Whales & Nations" RGGI Prices Climb As States Institute Tighter Carbon Cap http://nhpr.org/post/rggi-prices-climb-states-institute-tighter-carbon-cap <p></p><p>The &nbsp;price power plants will pay to emit a ton of carbon reached a new high in the latest Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction.</p><p>This quarter, it cost $4 to buy the right to emit a ton of carbon dioxide; previously, the highest price was $3.51, set in 2009.</p><p>In total New England power plant operators spent nearly $94 million to comply with&nbsp; RGGI, funds which most states reinvest into energy efficiency programs.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:49:41 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 44722 at http://nhpr.org RGGI Prices Climb As States Institute Tighter Carbon Cap Cities, State "Hopeful" For Settlement On Great Bay Question http://nhpr.org/post/cities-state-hopeful-settlement-great-bay-question <p></p><p></p><p>There is a hint of light at the end of a two-year-long legal battle over waste-water treatment plant upgrades on the Great Bay.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The towns of Portsmouth, Rochester and Dover have been arguing that regulators with the Department of Environmental Services and the EPA hadn’t proved that requiring millions of dollars of state-of-the-art wastewater plants would substantially improve water quality. But after a panel of independent scientists issued a sharp critique of the science used by the DES, a deal could be on the horizon.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:43:17 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 44617 at http://nhpr.org Cities, State "Hopeful" For Settlement On Great Bay Question Can Utilities 'Nudge' Consumers To Use Less Electricity? http://nhpr.org/post/can-utilities-nudge-consumers-use-less-electricity <p>Public Service of New Hampshire is an energy utility – but it’s about to try an experiment in psychology, <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/granitegeek/1030113-468/psnh-tries-a-little-experimentation-to-see.html" target="_blank">which it hopes might prompt consumers to use less electricity</a>.</p><p>It's known as "nudging," and to explain how it works we turn to <strong>David Brooks</strong>, who writes the weekly GraniteGeek science column for the Nashua Telegraph and GraniteGeek.org.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:52:53 +0000 Brady Carlson 44531 at http://nhpr.org In Appreciation Of Winter http://nhpr.org/post/appreciation-winter <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wait! Don't wish this winter away...not yet.</span></p><p>Before dirty, old snow banks rot and melt onto sun-warmed pavement; before sweet steam of maple sugaring or green thoughts at St. Patrick's Day; remember one perfect day, when winter took your breath away.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 44074 at http://nhpr.org In Appreciation Of Winter The Fight For Frisky Hill http://nhpr.org/post/fight-frisky-hill-0 <p>On her commute from Laconia to Pittsfield six days a week, Tobi Gray Chassie&nbsp;often stops at scenic spot in Gilmanton called Frisky Hill. When Chassie&nbsp;saw a sign telling of plans to develop the land, she felt that it was her duty to support the <a href="http://www.gilmantonlandtrust.org/" target="_blank">Gilmanton Land Trust</a> in their protection of the land which meant so much to her.</p><p></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 05:06:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43204 at http://nhpr.org The Fight For Frisky Hill State Begins Study On Moose Decline In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/state-begins-study-moose-decline-nh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Fish and Game will closely monitor 43 moose in the state to learn more about why their numbers keep decreasing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:35:15 +0000 Amanda Loder 42909 at http://nhpr.org State Begins Study On Moose Decline In N.H. Children Learn To Be Good Stewards Of The Great Bay http://nhpr.org/post/children-learn-be-good-stewards-great-bay-0 <p><a href="http://www.greatbaystewards.org/" target="_blank">The Great Bay Stewards</a> work to preserve and protect the Great Bay estuary through education, land protection and research. Sharon Musselman, one of the educators, is recently a retired teacher who often brought her own classes here to explore this ecosystem.</p><p></p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 05:14:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 42305 at http://nhpr.org Children Learn To Be Good Stewards Of The Great Bay NH Has Got Stones! http://nhpr.org/post/nh-has-got-stones <p>Winter's transparent landscape offers a great opportunity for boulder appreciation. And&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire has a lot of big ones, d</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">eposited by glacier action over 10,000 years ago. As the ice sheet advanced south, at it's glacial pace, it fractured and plucked many large boulders rights off mountain tops.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the glacier eventually receded, it left behind billions of these "glacial boulders."&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:26:00 +0000 Chris Martin, Francie Von Mertens & Andrew Parrella 41478 at http://nhpr.org NH Has Got Stones!