The price of carbon under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or RGGI is on the rise. For some time the cost that a New England Power plant has paid for the right to emit a ton of carbon dioxide was bumping along near the floor price of $1.98.
That price has jumped ever since the RGGI states announced that they would lower the cap on carbon dioxide, bringing it in line with the lower emissions that have resulted from the region’s switch to natural gas. In the last two auctions, carbon has gone for $2.80 and $3.21 a ton.
The Concord City Council has approved a dramatic Main Street overhaul. Under the plan, Main Street will be converted from four lanes to a modified three-lane set-up. New lighting, wider sidewalks, more benches, and bike racks are also part of the plan.
A big concern for merchants is the loss of downtown parking. Developer and advisory committee member Steve Duprey says in the end, the city is only losing five parking spaces. And the benefits outweigh the risks.
Gillnet fishermen in New Hampshire will be using new electronic devices to prevent trapping harbor porpoise in their nets. Last year, the fishermen were penalized for problems with the devices known as pingers. And this year’s purchase marks the largest mammal catch prevention initiative of its kind.
NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown has spent this week digging into the Common Core Standards, which will roll out in New Hampshire schools next year. He joins us now to pull the camera back a bit, and talk about what the Common Core means in the big picture.
State public health officials say another person has tested positive for Hepatitis C stemming from last year’s outbreak at Exeter Hospital.
That brings the total number to 33.
A former hospital employee was arrested last July in connection with the spread of the virus inside the cardiac catheterization lab. Prosecutors say David Kwiatkowski reused syringes on patients after injecting himself with powerful pain killers.
Dr. Jose Montero, the state’s public health director, says it appears this latest case, though, is from sexual contact.
New Hampshire's growing season traditionally begins Memorial Day weekend, but if you haven't gotten many plants into your garden this year, it's not too late to start.
That's according to Henry Homeyer, and he should know - he's a longtime gardener who's written newspaper columns and numerous books on the subject. His latest book is Organic Gardening (Not Just) In The Northeast: A Hands-On Month-to-Month Guide.