development http://nhpr.org en Sunapee Expansion Back On Trial http://nhpr.org/post/sunapee-expansion-back-trial <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A longstanding legal dispute between the operators of Mount Sunapee Resort and the New Hampshire officials who blocked expansion plans is on trial once again.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:50:10 +0000 Associated Press 47171 at http://nhpr.org Sunapee Expansion Back On Trial The Fight For Frisky Hill http://nhpr.org/post/fight-frisky-hill <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, 17 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32152 at http://nhpr.org The Fight For Frisky Hill The Male Pill: Birth Control For Men In The Near Future? http://nhpr.org/post/male-pill-birth-control-men-near-future <p>It seems like we’ve been hearing for years about a male birth control pill is in development that will&nbsp; soon be available… so, what’s taking so long? <a href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/mcph/falc_Rehman.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Jalees</strong><strong> Rehman </strong></a>is a cell biologist and physician at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He <a href="http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-human/why-is-there-still-no-pill-for-men/" target="_blank">wrote an article </a>for <a href="http://www.aeonmagazine.com/" target="_blank">Aeon Magazine </a>discussing what he calls “society’s failure to produce male contraceptive options beyond the condom or the vasectomy,” and spoke with us about the future of the male pill.</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:29:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33096 at http://nhpr.org The Male Pill: Birth Control For Men In The Near Future? Concord Approves Downtown Overhaul http://nhpr.org/post/concord-approves-downtown-overhaul <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Concord City Council has approved a dramatic Main Street overhaul. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the plan, Main Street will be converted from four lanes to a modified three-lane set-up.&nbsp; New lighting, wider sidewalks, more benches, and bike racks are also part of the plan. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:01:25 +0000 Amanda Loder 29047 at http://nhpr.org Why Are Wetlands So Important To Preserve? http://nhpr.org/post/why-are-wetlands-so-important-preserve <p><strong>EarthTalk®</strong></p><p><strong>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: Why are wetlands so important to preserve?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Patricia Mancuso, Erie, PA</em></p><p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30330 at http://nhpr.org Why Are Wetlands So Important To Preserve? The Land Grabbers http://nhpr.org/post/land-grabbers-0 <p>Large-scale acquisition in developing countries to secure food, natural resources and even altruistic motives is nothing new,&nbsp;but it’s grown exponentially in recent years.&nbsp;Recent&nbsp;estimates of how much land&nbsp;has been snapped up run from 120 to 560 million acres.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 13:40:10 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27000 at http://nhpr.org The Land Grabbers USDA: NH is Most Forested State in the Union http://nhpr.org/post/usda-nh-most-forested-state-union <p>A study from the US Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s Forest Service shows that New Hampshire is the most forested of the 48 contiguous states. According to the USDA <a href="http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/jrnl/2012/nrs_2012_nowak_002.pdf">study </a>88.9 percent of New Hampshire is covered by trees, beating out neighboring states Maine at 83.1 percent and Vermont at 81.5</p><p>The study&rsquo;s lead author David Nowak says evaluators looked over 80,000 points dropped randomly onto satellite photos from around 2005 to complete the study.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:25:50 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 10223 at http://nhpr.org USDA: NH is Most Forested State in the Union