emissions http://nhpr.org en Is Climate Change To Thank For Dramatic Recovery Of Acid Rain's 'Canary In The Coal Mine'? http://nhpr.org/post/climate-change-thank-dramatic-recovery-acid-rains-canary-coal-mine <p></p><p>Paul Schaberg marshals a small team of scientists, surveying a stand of red spruce in Colebrook for frost damage from last winter.</p><p>“So what are you guys seeing, are you seeing any injury yet?” he calls out. &nbsp;</p><p>“We’re just seeing green needles,” hollers back one of his helpers.</p><p>“Happy, happy trees,” responds another.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:37:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 49442 at http://nhpr.org Is Climate Change To Thank For Dramatic Recovery Of Acid Rain's 'Canary In The Coal Mine'? Environmental Groups Ask EPA to Investigate Schiller Plant Emissions http://nhpr.org/post/environmental-groups-ask-epa-investigate-schiller-plant-emissions <p>Environmental groups in New Hampshire and Maine want the EPA to investigate sulfur dioxide emissions at a power plant in Portsmouth.</p><p>Sierra Club chapters in the two states are mounting a petition drive.</p><p>It asks the EPA to look into the possible effect of the emissions on asthma cases in the Seacoast regions of the two states.</p><p>The groups contend that sulfur dioxide emitted by the Schiller Plant could be adding to respiratory illnesses,&nbsp;especially in Maine.</p><p>But Martin Murray, spokesman for PSNH says that an examination of the plant isn&#39;t necessary.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:42:12 +0000 Roger Wood 2905 at http://nhpr.org