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Inside NHPR
12:21 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Top Stories: N.H. Schools Leading In Shift To "Competency", Gorham Paper Hires First New Workers

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 17, 2012

Defining "Sustainable Communities"

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: The term “sustainable communities” gets bantered around quite a bit today. Could you define it for me?-- Holly Parker, Mechanicsburg, PA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 17, 2012

Curbing Pollution from Power Plants

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: Iunderstand the Environmental Protection Agency recently took steps to limit pollution from power plants. What are the details?-- Maddie Samberg, via e-mail

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Diesel Pollution

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Diesel exhaust from trucks, buses, large ships and farm equipment is especially unhealthy. What progress has been made in curbing diesel pollution?-- Jackie Mitchell, Barre, MA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Greening A Small Business

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I own a small business and would like to do what I can to minimize its impact on the environment. Can you help me?-- Jacob Levinson, New York, NY

 

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Most Read Online
12:22 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Top Stories: Admitting Falsehoods, The Other Homebrewing

Brady Carlson / NHPR

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 3, 2012

Knowing What Pesticides Are On Your Food

Pesticide Action Network

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: How do I learn about what pesticides may be on the food I eat? -- Beatrice Olson, Cleveland, OH

Along with the rise in the popularity of organic food has come an increased awareness about the dangers lurking on so-called “conventionally produced” (that is, with chemical pesticides and fertilizers) foods.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 3, 2012

Wind Turbines and Bird Conflicts

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: One of the objections to wind power has been that the turbines can kill birds. Has there been some progress in developing bird-friendly wind power? -- Marcie Mahoney, Boston, MA

 

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Most Read Online
12:12 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Top Stories: Writers on a New England Stage: Dan Brown, Latex Manufacturing in North Country

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 27, 2012

Chemicals in Umbilical Cord Blood

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EarthTalk®

E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: A few years back a study found over 200 chemicals in the umbilical cords of newborns, particularly African American, Asian and Hispanic babies. What are the causes of this phenomenon and what can be done about it? -- Bettina Olsen, New York, NY

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 27, 2012

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, the 1972 DDT Ban and the Birds That Once Again Now Thrive

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EarthTalk®

E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand there is good news about the recovery of bird species like the Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle and others owed to the 1972 ban on DDT. Can you explain? -- Mildred Eastover, Bath, ME

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Inside NHPR
11:07 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Showing Heart for NHPR

John Barrett, Volunteer for NHPR
Courtney Cania NHPR

Around the station, volunteers, pets and action toys are showing their love for NHPR and NPR.

Most Read Online
10:16 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Top Stories: The Balsams Auction, Winnowing the Nursing Workforce

Chris Jensen for NHPR

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 20, 2012

The Gulf of Mexico Two Years After the BP Disaster

U.S. Coast Guard

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve seen a lot of warm and fuzzy TV ads, some sponsored by BP Oil, urging me to vacation in the Gulf of Mexico. But are things really “back to normal?”    --Paul Shea, Dublin, OH

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 20, 2012

Lead in Airline Fuel

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Lead was long ago phased out of automobile gasoline, but it is still in aviation fuel and is now the largest source of lead emissions in the U.S. What’s being done?    -- L. Eber, Rye, NY

 

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Bike-to-Work
10:02 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Today's Bike-to-Work Day, Show Us Your Ride

NHPR's resident bike expert and environment reporter, Sam Evans-Brown, took this shot today
Photo: Sam Evans-Brown NHPR

Today is bike-to-work day, an annual event across the country to promote the healthy and environmentally-friendly option of riding a bicycle to work. NPR wants to see your photos and so do we!

Post a photo of you and your bicycle to twitter and instagram using the hashtag #NHPRbike and #NPRbike. NHPR will retweet your photo and post it to this slideshow.

NHPR's resident bike expert and environment reporter Sam Evans-Brown took a shot this morning of his bike on his daily commute, where he also stopped to get fresh milk and eggs on his way to work.

EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Motorized Vehicles in Wilderness Areas.

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand there is an effort underway to allow all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorbikes, motorboats and other motorized vehicles into wilderness areas, which would overturn a long-standing ban. What’s behind this?              -- Harry Schilling, Tempe, AZ

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 13, 2012

The 2012 Farm Bill

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How do green groups feel about the new 2012 Farm Bill draft recently released by the Senate? -- Roger Wheeler, Miami, FL

 

Like so much of the legislation coming out of Washington, D.C., green groups are mixed on the new Farm Bill now making its way toward a floor vote. No doubt there are some conservation bright spots in the bill, but the question is: Are there enough and do they go far enough?

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Public Insight Network
11:10 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Public Insight Network: How are Businesses Faring in Manchester?

Photo: brianDhawkins Flickr

We'd like to know more about how small businesses are doing in Manchester. Tell us your experiences and share what you know through our Public Insight Network! Click here.

Most Read Online
11:02 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Top Stories: A Grand House Cleaning, Concord Nonprofit Banking on Trailer Parks

Chris Jensen for NHPR

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

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Inside NHPR
9:35 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Sarah Ashworth Joins NHPR as News Director

Sarah Ashworth, News Director

NHPR is thrilled to announce the addition of Sarah Ashworth to its award-winning news team. Sarah joins NHPR from Minnesota Public Radio, where she directed and produced Morning Edition. Prior to working at MPR, she was a producer for The Diane Rehm Show. She spent three years as a reporter and producer at Vermont Public Radio, working on the station’s one-hour talk program, Vermont Edition. Previously, she worked as news director at KBIA radio in Columbia, Missouri.

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Merry Month of May
12:00 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Merry Month of May is Underway

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We're giving away special prizes all month. When you make a donation of any amount to NHPR by Sunday at midnight, you'll be entered to win this week's prize.

Listen on-air and visit online to learn about the the prize of the week.

 

Here's how to give:

Web: Make a gift online here, or click the support link at the top of the page.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 6, 2012

The “Fair Trade Your Supermarket” Campaign

International Fairtrade Certification Mark

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the “Fair Trade Your Supermarket” campaign? -- Brian Howley, Washington, DC

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Coming Soon: Oil Drilling on the Arctic Ocean's Outer Continental Shelf

Tom MacKensie, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: The oil industry is planning what some call a dangerous strategy of drilling for oil on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Arctic Ocean. What’s going on?   -- Vera Bailey, New Hope, PA

 

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Special Coverage
5:09 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Obama to Discuss Visit to Afghanistan

Obama 2012 Campaign Rally—UIC Chicago, January 11th, 2012

We'll provide live coverage of President Obama's address to the nation on his visit to Afghanistan. This NPR coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Listen to this special report on nhpr and nhpr.org.

Merry Month of May
10:40 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Merry Month of May

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Beginning Monday, May 7, NHPR has a special offering for you each week during the Merry Month of May.

Check back online and listen on-air for complete details!

Most Read Online
11:30 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Top Stories: Senate and House Divisions Crystalize Over Abortions, Shunned (Working Title)

NH Statehouse
Sara Plourde NHPR

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 29, 2012

"Cloud" Computing's Substantial Footprint

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Why is Greenpeace upset with some leading tech companies for so-called “dirty cloud computing?” Can you explain?                                                          -- Jeremy Wilkins, Waco, TX

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 29, 2012

The Upcoming "Rio+20" Earth Summit

Artyom Sharbatyan

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand there is to be another Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, 20 years since the last one was held in the same city. What’s on the agenda this time?

                                                                                                -- Janet Grayson, Albuquerque, NM

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Most Read Online
10:05 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Top Stories: Bid By Resident Power for PSNH Customers Heats Up, Northern Pass May Face ROW Battle

PSNH's Merrimack Station
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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

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