Climate Change http://nhpr.org en Adapting To Climate Change; Flood Insurance http://nhpr.org/post/adapting-climate-change-flood-insurance <p><strong>Adapting to Climate Change</strong></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46519 at http://nhpr.org Adapting To Climate Change; Flood Insurance Durham To Host One Of Seven 'Climate Hubs' http://nhpr.org/post/durham-host-one-seven-climate-hubs <p>The White House has announced that New Hampshire will host one of seven regional “climate hubs”.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Forest Service’s Northern Research Center in Durham will provide technical support to farmers and land managers working to adapt to climate change.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:21:35 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 43040 at http://nhpr.org How Would N.H. Farmers Change In A Changing Climate? http://nhpr.org/post/how-would-nh-farmers-change-changing-climate <p>Among the questions food producers and farmers are looking at these days is how they might be affected by a changing climate – and what they might do about it.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:13:29 +0000 Brady Carlson 42743 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Ski Industry At A Peak - But Will It Soon Head Downhill? http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-ski-industry-peak-will-it-soon-head-downhill <p>There’s certainly no shortage of enthusiasm for hitting New Hampshire’s ski slopes in winter, but there <em>are</em> concerns the industry is headed for tough times in years to come.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:50:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 41562 at http://nhpr.org Changing The Game On Climate Change http://nhpr.org/post/changing-game-climate-change <p>Last month, President Obama vowed to take on climate change, bypassing Congress and pledging to use his authority under existing laws. The centerpiece of his plan is imposing, for the first time, limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants.&nbsp; Environmentalists applauded the announcement, but industry representatives balked, calling the approach heavy handed and warning of plant closures. We'll look at how this debate affects New Hampshire and the region.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:00:02 +0000 Laura Knoy 31308 at http://nhpr.org Changing The Game On Climate Change President Obama's Climate Action Plan Comes Home To N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/president-obamas-climate-action-plan-comes-home-nh <p></p><p>President Obama’s newly announced climate action plan could have impacts down the line for New Hampshire. The big headline for New Hampshire is that over the next two years the EPA will develop restrictions on carbon emissions from power plants.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Power plants can still dump unlimited amount of carbon pollution into the air for free.” Obama told students assembled at Georgetown University, “That’s not right, that’s not safe, and it needs to stop.”</span></p><p>That raises questions for the state’s coal plants.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:38:21 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 30115 at http://nhpr.org President Obama's Climate Action Plan Comes Home To N.H. Global Warming Solutions http://nhpr.org/post/global-warming-solutions <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 25198 at http://nhpr.org Global Warming Solutions Listening For The Elusive Sound Of Ice Chimes http://nhpr.org/post/listening-elusive-sound-ice-chimes <p>This year, the <a href="http://www.dartmouth.edu/" target="_blank">Dartmouth College</a> campus has become temporary home for a mixed-media menagerie called <a href="http://www.icechimes.org/" target="_blank">Ice Chimes</a>.&nbsp; And the 20-foot tall pagoda-like structure outside the Life Sciences building gets a lot of curious stares from students.</p><p>Ice Chimes is supposed to be interactive.&nbsp; But it isn’t exactly intuitive.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:15:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 22431 at http://nhpr.org Listening For The Elusive Sound Of Ice Chimes Climate Change And Rivers http://nhpr.org/post/climate-change-and-rivers <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 19766 at http://nhpr.org Climate Change And Rivers The Slopes Are Melting! http://nhpr.org/post/slopes-are-melting <P><A href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/columnistsdavebrooks/">David Brooks</A>, writer for the Nashua Telegraph, <A href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/print/?sid=2872977">walks us through&nbsp;</A>current and future threats that global warming poses to the ski industry.</P> <P> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:34:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17876 at http://nhpr.org UNH To Lead Study Of Climate Change's Impact On Roads And Bridges http://nhpr.org/post/unh-lead-study-climate-changes-impact-roads-and-bridges <p>The National Science Foundation has given <a href="http://www.unh.edu/news/releases/2012/oct/bp03nsfgrant.cfm#ixzz28Fa0DCRv">The University of New Hampshire $750,000 </a>to coordinate the study of the impacts of Climate Change on roads and bridges.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11691">grant money </a>will establish a network of Northeast climate scientists and civil engineers led by UNH researchers.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:24:20 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14100 at http://nhpr.org UNH To Lead Study Of Climate Change's Impact On Roads And Bridges Climate Change and Extreme Weather http://nhpr.org/post/climate-change-and-extreme-weather <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: What is the scientific consensus on all the extreme weather we’ve been having—from monster tornadoes to massive floods and wildfires? Is there a clear connection to climate change? And if so what are we doing to be prepared? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Jason Devine, Summit, PA</em></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:00:15 +0000 EarthTalk 13641 at http://nhpr.org Climate Change and Extreme Weather State Aid for Water Infrastructure Falls; Extreme Rain Events Rise http://nhpr.org/post/state-aid-water-infrastructure-falls-extreme-rain-events-rise <p>New Hampshire towns looking to improve their environmental infrastructure &ndash; think drinking, storm-water, and wastewater projects &ndash; can go to the State to get some help paying for those projects. But since 2008 the State hasn&rsquo;t been able to fund its part of the deal, and&nbsp;as the weather gets wilder, that could mean trouble down the road.</p><p>In 2008, the small town of Jaffrey completed construction of a brand-new wastewater treatment plant, says selectman Don MacIssac. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:25:26 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 9970 at http://nhpr.org State Aid for Water Infrastructure Falls; Extreme Rain Events Rise Manipulating Climate Change http://nhpr.org/post/manipulating-climate-change <p>Two Harvard professors are developing a proposal for a first-of-its-kind field experiment in geo-engineering.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:33:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9462 at http://nhpr.org Manipulating Climate Change Energy Efficiency Investment Slow to Catch On http://nhpr.org/post/energy-efficiency-investment-slow-catch <p>A new <a href="http://www.eos.unh.edu/news/indiv_news.shtml?NEWS_ID=1315">report </a>out from the New Hampshire Energy and Climate Collaborative&nbsp;finds that NH may not be doing enough to make homes more energy efficient.</p><p>Three years ago Governor John Lynch put forth his <a href="http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/tsb/tps/climate/action_plan/documents/nhcap_final.pdf">climate action plan</a>, a roadmap for how to reduce the states carbon emissions. Number one on the list of strategies: maximize energy efficiency in buildings. But&nbsp;getting homeowners to invest in efficiency has been harder than policymakers had hoped. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:07:33 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 7984 at http://nhpr.org Energy Efficiency Investment Slow to Catch On