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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

West, Texas Could Happen Anywhere

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: The recent explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant that killed many people really alarmed me. Places like this must exist near many communities around the country. How do I know if my own community might be at risk of a similar disaster?    – Mary Cyr, Sarasota, FL

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Beer Brewers For Clean Water

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that a number of beer brewing companies have banded together to support the Clean Water Act. Can you enlighten?                    -- Mitch Jenkins, Cincinnati, OH

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Granite Seen
1:49 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 3

Beams with the silhouette of the Old Man of the Mountain stand at the Profile Plaza. May 3rd marks the 10th anniversary of the profile's collapse.
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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Asian Carp Woes

A pair of silver carp in Shedd Aquarium's invasive species exhibit.
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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What exactly are Asian carp and why are they such a big problem lately?

                                                                                                            -- Lori Roudebush, Portland, OR

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 28, 2013

The "Monsanto Protection Act"

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the “Monsanto Protection Act” and why are environmentalists so upset about it?                                                                                                       -- Rita Redstone, Milwaukee, WI

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Granite Seen
10:10 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Photos: Week Of April 26th

News Director Sarah Ashworth guest hosts The Exchange
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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 21, 2013

'Greenwashing'

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I hear the term “greenwashing” a lot these days but am still not sure exactly what it means. Can you enlighten?-- Ruth Markell, Indianapolis, IN

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Hawaii's Threatened Coral Reefs

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What’s the prognosis for Hawaii’s coral reefs in the face of global warming, invasive algae and other environmental threats?-- Bill Weston, San Francisco, CA

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Granite Seen
5:29 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Photos: Week Of April 19th

Karen Brassard of Epsom shows the X-ray of the shrapnel in her leg. She was injured in the blast at the Boston Marathon.
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NHPR Events
10:49 am
Wed April 17, 2013

PHOTOS: NHPR's Trivia Smackdown 2013

Our gorgeous venue, the French Building Auditorium at New Hampshire Institute of Art
David J. Murray, cleareyephoto.com

Our first Trivia Smackdown was a success & a wonderful time had by all! While we look forward to next year's event, check out a slideshow of this year's!

Already wanting to get in on the next one? You can get on the waiting list now by contacting amoskov@nhpr.org.

Inside NHPR
2:21 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Top Stories: New Boston: 250 Years In The Making; Nature Schools Gaining Popularity In N.H.

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1. NH News: New Boston: 250 Years In The Making

New Boston is a town that sounds like it could or should be in Massachusetts, and at one time, it actually was. In the 1730s Boston proprietors were granted a charter to the town, but never did much with it, mostly because of the presence of Native Americans in the area. By 1741, when new borders were drawn up New Boston became part of New Hampshire.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 14, 2013

Getting Kids Outside To Appreciate Nature

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: My kids just want to play videos games and watch TV all day. Do you have any tips for getting them outside to appreciate nature more?-- Sue Levinson, Bowie, MD

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 14, 2013

African Elephants Declining Rapidly

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How are populations of African elephants faring these days? What conservation efforts are underway and are they working?-- Libby Broullette, Salem, MA

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Granite Seen
4:18 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Photos: Week of April 12

Heather Maloney live from Studio D.
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Inside NHPR
1:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Top Stories: N.H. Roads: How We Got Here; One Decade Of The Free State Project

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1. NH News: Video: N.H. Roads: How We Got Here

As lawmakers consider raising the state's gas tax, you may be wondering: are New Hampshire's roads getting worse? Why are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it really matter if we have a few more potholes? NHPR's newsroom answers those questions with a 3-minute animation.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 7, 2013

Avoiding Environmental Cancer Triggers

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I know that some of us are genetically predisposed to get cancer, but what are some ways we can avoid known environmental triggers for it?-- B. Northrup, Westport, MA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 7, 2013

Global Warming Solutions

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Granite Seen
2:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Photos: Week Of April 5th

Dr. Hogan performs a procedure with the Makoplasty machine at Lakes Region General Hospital.
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Inside NHPR
10:37 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Top Stories: More Details On Balsams Renovation; NH Nanobrewery A Big Name In Small Scale Beer

Artist's conception of the renovated Balsams.
Credit Courtesy of the owners

1. North Country: More Details On Balsams Renovation And A Step Forward

When the $30 million renovation of the Balsams Grand Resort is complete it will look a lot like the old grand hotel but will feature much-needed modern amenities making it far nicer for guests and a lot  cheaper to operate.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Earth Day 2013: April 22

Earth Day Network has chosen “The Face of Climate Change” as the theme for 2013’s celebration on April 22. According to the group, which works with 22,000 partners in 92 countries, more than a billion people will take part in Earth Day events this year.
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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the theme of this year’s Earth Day festivities? -- J. Worden, Austin, TX

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 31, 2013

The "Production Tax Credit" for Renewal Energy Development

Available on and off since 1992, the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) has bolstered the success of many alternative energy providers. The subsidy has been extended again, but only for a year, a "here today/gone tomorrow" situation that has made it tough for companies to forge ahead with confidence.
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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the "Production Tax Credit" and why is it so important to developing alternative renewable energy?-- Sean Gallagher, Boston, MA

Environmentalists and wind energy boosters breathed a sigh of relief this past January when Congress voted to reinstate the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a federal tax incentive for companies that generate renewable energy from wind, geothermal or “closed-loop” biomass (dedicated energy crops) sources.

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Granite Seen
12:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Photos: Week of March 29th

Photographer Thea Dodds holding her new book, Capturing Love
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Inside NHPR
11:50 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Top Stories: The Autism Simulator; Air Traffic Controllers May Be Forced To Make Career Change

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1. Word of Mouth: The Autism Simulator

Last month, Vancouver hosted the Hacking Health Weekend Hackathon, a place for collaboration between technology experts and health officials from across Canada. A team of three in attendance created a game simulation that elicits understanding and empathy towards those suffering from autism.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 24, 2013

The Budget Sequester's Impact On The Environment

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine


Dear EarthTalk: What does the budget sequester that recently took hold mean for the environment?-- Jane Burgos, Los Angeles, CA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 24, 2013

Solar Roof Shingles

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E - The Environmental Magazine


Dear EarthTalk: I’m getting my roof redone and have heard about solar shingles. Are they available—and are they practical for the Northeast?-- John Denson, Glastonbury, CT

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Granite Seen
4:19 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Photos: Week of March 22nd

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper performing in Studio D
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Inside NHPR
11:33 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Top Stories: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH; How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage

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1.  Word of Mouth: Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH

A digital currency is getting traction with New Hampshire residents looking for an alternative to the dollar: the Bitcoin, a "decentralized digital currency."

2.  Word of Mouth: D.I.Y. Sistine Chapel Security: How To Build Your Own Faraday Cage

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 17, 2013

Chlorine In Drinking Water

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E - The Environmental Magazine

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