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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 19, 2012

Disease Clusters

National Resources Defense Council

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: There are many areas around the U.S. where “disease clusters” have occurred, whereby unusually large numbers of people have gotten sick, usually because of proximity to a polluter. What if anything is being done to remedy the situation?    -- Michael Sorenson, Natick, MA

 

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Most Read Online
12:36 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Top Stories: Tracing The Great Recession and Recovery Through Help Wanted Ads, A Later Day Crisis

Official jobs and unemployment numbers aren’t the only way to trace the recession and the recovery
Kandy Jaxx Flickr

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

1) StateImpact: Tracing The Great Recession and Recovery Through Help Wanted Ads - While job counts and unemployment numbers are the most common ways to measure the national employment situation, they aren’t the only angle worth examining.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 12, 2012

BPA in Cash Register Receipts

iStock Photo/Thinkstock

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that Bisphenol A (BPA)—which is harmful to human health—was found to be present in retail cash register receipts and that, since those receipts get recycled, the chemical may also be present in toilet paper and other paper products? -- Jocelyn Mitchell, via e-mail

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 12, 2012

How Green is the State of Our Union?

Pete Souza/White House photo

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of the road ahead as laid out by President Obama in his recent State of the Union? -- Marilyn Pike, Bethesda, MD

 

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Most Read Online
12:52 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Top Stories Read Online: America's Funeral Industry Sees New Life, New Planting Map

NH Plant Hardiness Map
Map: USDA

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

1) Word of Mouth: America's Funeral Industry Sees New Life - With demand for cremation, secular services, and environmentally friendly burials rising, funeral directors are adapting what could be called new end-of-lifestyle choices.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 5, 2012

Finding Safe Personal Care Products

The vast majority of the 12,500 chemicals used by the $50 billion beauty industry have never been assessed for safety.
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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I know that there are many issues with personal care products being unsafe for our health, but where do I look to find out what’s safe and what’s not? --Mary Pulaski, Trenton, NJ

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun February 5, 2012

Latino Communities Hardest Hit by Air Pollution

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that Latino communities are among those hardest hit by air pollution? -- Miguel Aragones, Los Angeles, CA

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Inside NHPR
10:06 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Brady Carlson Named a Union Leader '40 Under Forty' Honoree

Brady Carlson, NHPR's host of All Things Considered and digital host, is recognized as a Union Leader 40 under Forty 2012 honoree, joining the ranks of an annually selected class of up-and-coming New Hampshire residents.

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Most Read Online
1:56 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Top Stories Read Online

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

 

1) Word of Mouth: Return of the Darkroom - The mass market for film has dwindled in the digital age, but renewed interest in the tangible, nostalgic qualities of old formats may keep shutterbugs snapping film for years to come. 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun January 29, 2012

Carbon Emissions are Making Our Waters Acidic

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I was horrified to read recently that our oceans are actually becoming acidic, that the continued burning of fossil fuels is changing the chemistry of our seas. What’s going on?  -- Kim Richardson, San Diego, CA

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun January 29, 2012

The Energy Waste of TV-Top Boxes

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cable and other pay TV boxes that sit atop television sets consume massive amounts of energy, in part because they are always on, even when the TV is off? -- Sam Winston, Metarie, LA

 

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Here's What's Awesome
1:38 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Ion Beams Shed Light on Forged Art

aartj via Flickr/Creative Commons

Best journal article title of the week? "Accelerated ion beams for art forensics." Frankly, they had me at "accelerated ion beams" - the beams could have been for almost anything - but using it to stop art fakes is even that much cooler.

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Inside NHPR
12:15 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

NHPR.org Mentioned on the Colbert Report

NHPR.org featured on the Colbert Report
screenshot provided by Jeanne Timmons

On Monday, Jan 23, Stephen Colbert of  The Colbert Report produced a segment on the "blip" of votes received by Herman Cain in the South Carolina primary.

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Special Coverage: State of the Union Address
3:23 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Live Coverage: Presidential State of the Union Address

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

NHPR brings you live coverage via NPR as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address tonight, January 24 at 9 p.m. EST.

NPR's Melissa Block will host this live coverage. She'll be joined in-studio by NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

Facing into an election year, the President is expected to continue pushing Congress on his economic agenda. The GOP response will be given by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

Tune-in to NHPR and nhpr.org tonight at 9 p.m.

 

Here's What's Awesome
12:42 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Smart Thermostat Brings the Heat (But Only When You'd Want It To)

joelk375 via Flickr/Creative Commons

Most of the few routines we have in my house involve the thermostat - at night, as we all trek upstairs to bed, I turn the main floor thermostat down and turn the upstairs thermostat up. In the morning, we do the reverse. It keeps our heating bill down, but it's a little like trying to save gas by hypermiling - not everyone is going to put in that much time to save a buck here and there.

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