Climate Change http://nhpr.org en Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner Takes On This Week's Headlines http://nhpr.org/post/freakonomics-stephen-dubner-takes-weeks-headlines <p><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/61014-exo-skeleton-kicking-world-cup-and-why-reading-ya-embarassing" style="line-height: 1.5;">We spoke with <em>Freakonomics </em>co-author Stephen Dubner</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about three issues that have been dominating headlines lately. In case you’ve missed them and need to catch up quickly, we’ve compiled the highlights so you can be a champion of serious water-cooler discussions.</span></p><p>The major take-away? Dubner urges you to <a href="http://freakonomics.com/books/think-like-a-freak/">think like a freak</a>, and to listen to more public radio.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:31:11 +0000 Molly Donahue 49981 at http://nhpr.org Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner Takes On This Week's Headlines Saint-Gaudens Historic Site To Host Climate Change Presentation http://nhpr.org/post/saint-gaudens-historic-site-host-climate-change-presentation <div>Saint-Gaudens<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, is hosting a presentation on the effect of climate change on historical sites. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It will look at how New Hampshire's </span>archaeological<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resources, historic buildings and cultural landscapes are affected and threatened by sea level rise, coastal erosion, increased flooding, heavy rains and insect infestations. Sun, 08 Jun 2014 17:52:17 +0000 Associated Press 49876 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Likely Has Proposed Carbon Limits 'In The Bag' http://nhpr.org/post/nh-likely-has-proposed-carbon-limits-bag <p></p><p>Under a proposed rule out of the EPA Monday, New Hampshire will have to come up with its own plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. However, many of the building blocks for that plan are already in place.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new EPA rule<a href="http://cleanpowerplanmaps.epa.gov/CleanPowerPlan/"> says</a> that New Hampshire should emit 486 pounds of carbon per megawatt hour of electricity generated, and that, as of 2012, New Hampshire’s rate was 905 pounds per megawatt hour.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:54:42 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 49578 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Likely Has Proposed Carbon Limits 'In The Bag' 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'? N.H. Conference Tackles The Question: How Can The Northeast Adapt To Climate Change? http://nhpr.org/post/nh-conference-tackles-question-how-can-northeast-adapt-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency</a> and <a href="http://www.antiochne.edu/" target="_blank">Antioch University New England</a> are hosting a climate change adaptation <a href="http://www.antiochne.edu/innovation/climate-change-preparedness/" target="_blank">conference</a> in Manchester this week. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 14:56:51 +0000 Amanda Loder 48807 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Conference Tackles The Question: How Can The Northeast Adapt To Climate Change? E.P.A, Antioch Partner For Climate Change Conference http://nhpr.org/post/epa-antioch-partner-climate-change-conference <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire is hosting a conference on climate change preparedness in the Northeast.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The conference is being held Monday through Wednesday in Manchester. Antioch University New England is hosting it along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:15:17 +0000 Associated Press 48727 at http://nhpr.org E.P.A, Antioch Partner For Climate Change Conference 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