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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 3, 2013

Biomass Controversies

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Dear EarthTalk: What is “biomass” and why is it controversial as a potential source of energy?-- Edward White, New Bedford, MA

Biomass is plant matter that is burned as a source of energy. Fallen or cut wood that is burned for heat is one primary form of biomass, but another includes plant or animal matter that is converted into biofuels.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 3, 2013

Saving Energy And Money With Home Automation

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Granite Seen
2:06 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Photos: Week of February 1

Clay Mitchell of Revolution Energy surveys a solar array his company owns and operates at East Kingston Elementary School. Despite cold temperatures, the panels gave off enough heat that the snow had slid right off.
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Inside NHPR
10:36 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Top Stories: Flu Fever Hits The Granite State; Running Through Time On The Sandwich Notch Rd.

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1. The Exchange: Flu Fever Hits The Granite State

The influenza season started much earlier this year and the strain is considered more severe.  Many worry how much of a toll this will take. In New Hampshire, at least twenty people have died from the flu already.

2. Arts & Culture: Running Through Time On The Sandwich Notch Rd.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun January 27, 2013

National Wildlife Week, March 18-24

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Dear EarthTalk: What is the purpose of National Wildlife Week, which I understand will take place in March 2013? -- Melissa P., Burlington, NJ

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun January 27, 2013

Allerigies And Unhealthy Indoor Air

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Dear EarthTalk: My family has bad allergies and I’d like to improve our indoor air quality. What are some steps I should take?-- Marcia Lane, Scranton, PA
 

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Granite Seen
1:41 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Photos: Week of January 25

Alexej Siren, UNH graduate student, atop Mount Kelsey to study the resurgence of the American Marten.
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EarthTalk
1:01 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Keeping Pets Healthy

Pets ingest pollutants and pesticide residues and breathe in an array of indoor air contaminants just like children do -- and since they develop and age seven or more times faster than children, pets develop health problems from exposures much faster.
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Dear EarthTalk: What are some tips for keeping my dogs and cats healthy?-- Kim Newfield, via e-mail

Believe it or not, our pets may be exposed to more harsh chemicals through the course of their day than we are. Researchers at the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that pet dogs and cats were contaminated with 48 of 70 industrial chemicals tested, including 43 chemicals at levels higher than those typically found in people.

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EarthTalk
12:58 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Airplane Exhaust

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that CO2 emitted by jets can survive in the atmosphere for upwards of 100 years, and that its combination with other gas and particulate emissions could have double or four times the warming effect as CO2 emissions alone.
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Dear EarthTalk: Why is it that airplane exhaust is so much worse for the environment than engine emissions on the ground?-- Winona Sharpe, New York, NY

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Inside NHPR
11:53 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Top Stories: The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats; Innovation Comes To Ice Fishing

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1. Environment: The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats

Conditions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are notoriously harsher than their altitude suggests. But for World Class mountaineers this makes the Whites a perfect training ground.

2. Environment: Innovation Comes To Ice Fishing

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Granite Seen
1:10 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Photos: Week of January 18

Mark Beauchesne of NH Fish and Game shows off a Bluegill.
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Public Insight Network
3:36 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Help inform NHPR's series on guns in the Granite State

In a few weeks NHPR's newsroom will look in detail at guns, gun laws and gun culture in the Granite State and you can help. Share your experiences through our Public Insight Network and this short, confidential questionnaire.

Blogs
11:49 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Five Triumphantly Memorable Joe Biden Moments

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After Steve Kornacki unpacked Joe Biden's forgettable status as a 2016 Presidential front-runner, we felt compelled to illuminate all the ways that the Vice President HAS left an indelible mark on our collective memory:

1. Speaking on his unique relationship with the Office of the President:

"Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately." - Aug. 22, 2012

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Inside NHPR
11:20 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Top Stories: The Alzheimer's Café; Fiscal Cliff Deal Means No Health Insurance Co-op In N.H.

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1. Health: The Alzheimer’s Café: Unforgettable Therapy

Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia can be devastating illnesses for not only the patient, but for the caregiver. It strips away memory…sometimes dignity…and can isolate even an extrovert over time.

There’s no cure for the brain disorder, but now, some are finding relief through regular gatherings at The Alzheimer’s Café

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Granite Seen
1:06 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Photos: Week of January 11

There are eight beers on tap at any given time at Throwback Brewery's tap room.
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