If you think there are too many food deserts in cities across the United States, try finding some fresh produce in outer space. Naturally, NASA makes sure astronauts living on the International Space Station don’t go hungry, but since it costs about $10,000 to send a single pound of food to the I.S.S., you can bet they don’t see a lot of leafy greens.
That cost is just one reason growing fresh food in outer space is a crucial step in the future of manned space exploration. Jesse Hirsch is a staff writer for Modern Farmer, where you can find his article, “Space Farming: The Final Frontier”.
A New Hampshire state senator has made a $300,000 donation to the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth to construct an expanded visitor's center.
Martha Fuller Clark, a Portsmouth Democrat, said she hopes the project, which includes a new cafe along with 50 percent more space in the lecture hall, will bring more people to the 10-acre outdoor history museum.
Fuller Clark's mother, Marion Fuller, was one of the founders of Strawbery Banke, which is a National Historic Landmark.
New Hampshire ranks 5th in the nation for binge drinking and regular marijuana use among young adults. That’s according to numbers released this month by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. But the federal government has awarded some communities grants to focus on prevention.
Performers: Albannach. The Red Hot Chili Pipers, Natalie Haas, Alasdair Fraser, John Carmichael, The Brigadoons, Prydein, Charlie Zahm, Strathspey & Reel Society of NH, Prydein, and The American Rogues,
September 28-29 ~ Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive. Providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Now, experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student.
Most members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation say they encouraged by the development that diplomatic efforts by the U.S. and Russia have resulted in an agreement to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons. Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter say Russia and Syria must now take immediate and concrete steps to abide by the terms of this agreement.
Over the past few weeks, New Hampshire has seen an uptick in thunderstorms--and the accompanying flash floods. So far, the National Weather Service has tallied roughly 20 floods. Mike Ekster, Chief Forecaster in Gray, Maine says in a typical year, the state only sees about five. He says some years have been even worse, especially when Tropical Storm Irene hit two years ago. But it’s still been an unusually wet summer.
Public hearings are being held around the state over the coming weeks on a draft of New Hampshire's 10-year highway plan.
Hearings began last week in Charlestown and continue Monday in Andover and Meredith. A total of 25 hearings will be held through Oct. 21 to give the public an opportunity to comment on the plan which updates the state's construction priorities. The plan is the result of several months' work by communities, regional planning agencies and state transportation officials.
The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro is a showplace for antique boats and New Hampshire’s boating history. The museum also runs summer boat-building workshops for kids. The two week program offers area youth the chance to build a canoe, a kayak or a skiff.
The 90 degree temperatures this week might not exactly suggest the coming arrival of fall, but here’s something that does: the new edition of Old Farmers Almanac is here. Senior Associate Editor Sarah Perreault gives All Things Considered host Brady Carlson a preview of the new edition.