connecticut river http://nhpr.org en National "Blueways" http://nhpr.org/post/national-blueways <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: The federal government recently designated the Connecticut River watershed as the nation’s first “National Blueway.” What is a National Blueway and does such a designation come with any funding for conservation or other purposes?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:41:03 +0000 EarthTalk 14691 at http://nhpr.org National "Blueways" Vermont Yankee Opponents Say Water Permit Could Force Plant To Close http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-yankee-opponents-say-water-permit-could-force-plant-close <p>A loss late last month in federal appeals court has limited the state&rsquo;s options to challenge Vermont Yankee&rsquo;s operating license. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:19:09 +0000 John Dillon, Vermont Public Radio 8242 at http://nhpr.org Intervale Firm Accused of Water Pollution In The North Country http://nhpr.org/post/intervale-firm-accused-water-pollution-north-country <p>An Intervale firm is in trouble with the Environmental Protection Agency over allegations of water pollution in the North Country.</p><p>&nbsp;NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>CSG Holdings &ndash; also known as Columbia Sand &amp; Gravel - is accused of allowing polluted water to get into the Connecticut River.</p><p>&ldquo;The nature of the discharge from the site contained large amounts of suspended solids basically. &nbsp;Sand. &nbsp;Silt.&rdquo;</p><p>That&rsquo;s David Deegan, an <a href="http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region1.html">EPA </a>spokesman.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:47:12 +0000 Chris Jensen 3011 at http://nhpr.org 2300 Acres Conserved in North Country http://nhpr.org/post/2300-acres-conserved-north-country <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">A large tract of some of the <st1:place w:st="on">North Country</st1:place>&rsquo;s most beautiful terrain has been&nbsp;protected from development.&nbsp;</span></p><p>A new conservation easement is going to protect land around Pittsburg and the Connecticut River.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:02:36 +0000 Chris Jensen 828 at http://nhpr.org