On Thursday Oct. 18, NHPR received accolades in sports feature and public affairs and special event program categories at the 2012 Granite Mike Awards sponsored by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters. NHPR's daily call-in program, The Exchange, received an award for its show on the International Baccalaureate school curriculum, and one for its special event On The Road In Keene featuring award-winning filmmaker and writer Dayton Duncan.
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, lead is an extremely toxic element that is entering the food chain through widespread use of lead hunting ammunition and fishing tackle, poisoning wildlife and even threatening human health.
Sandwich may be yesterday on the outside, but it’s tomorrow on the in. As Sean Hurley reports, this dichotomy finds an unusual expression on the town soccer field a few days before the annual Sandwich Fair. And while many towns see carnies as an invading force, to residents of this town, they’re welcome competitors.
Credit Evan Gregg / Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
In May 2012 the Obama administration designated the Connecticut River and its 7.2 million-acre watershed as the first segment of a new National Blueways System. Pictured: The Connecticut River in Franklin County, Massachusetts.
Dear EarthTalk: 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?
Dear EarthTalk: The world added its seven-billionth person in 2011, but the news came and went quickly while Charlie Sheen news kept on and on. But isn’t population growth the “elephant in the room” that needs serious attention? Can you outline the major impacts of unchecked population growth and what if anything is being done to try to arrest it? -- Aaron Rodriguez, Tucson, AZ
Dear EarthTalk: In recent years the hotel industry began to green up operations, but has it yet gone beyond leaving out little cards to encourage you to re-use your towels and linens?-- Mason Singer, St. Louis, MO