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12:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

California's Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Law

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Three regions in California recently implemented transportation plans as part of a statewide strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Can you explain? -- Bill Oakes, Reno, NV         

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Granite Seen
9:28 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Photos: Week Of July 12

Mike Hvizda and Ryan Ferdinand are farmers and artists in Boscawen. Because farming is so costly, however, they are scaling back to focus on careers as realtors.
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EarthTalk
1:46 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Mosquito-Borne Diseases On The Uptick--Thanks To Global Warming

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is there a link between the recent spread of mosquito-borne diseases around the world and environmental pollution?                                                          -- Meg Ross, Lantana, FL

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Inside NHPR
9:29 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Top Stories: How Sunscreen Can Burn You; N.H. Cyclist Ted King Out Of Tour De France

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1. How Sunscreen Can Burn You

That sunscreen you dutifully spray throughout the day could actually get you burned. We're not talking sunburn. We're talking people bursting into flames because they're wearing sunscreen.

2. N.H. Cyclist – Ted King – Out Of Tour De France

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Foodstuffs
1:17 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

2013 A Big Year For Small N.H. Brewers

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Although New Hampshire has slipped to the number-two spot nationally in beer sales, it's been a good year for the state's small brewers.  New Hampshire Brewers Guild Kevin Bloom discussed these developments with Weekend Edition host Amanda Loder.

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Granite Seen
11:49 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Photos: Week Of July 5

"Hoss" applies oatmeal to the copper piping leading out of his moonshine still. Oatmeal helps keep the seams tight.
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Foodstuffs
1:08 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

New Hampshire Sinks To 2nd In Beer Consumption Ranking

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A study released Tuesday by the Beer Institute showed the Granite State dropped to second in the nation in beer consumption per capita, after taking the top spot in 2011.

North Dakota took the top spot in 2012.

Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin rounded out the top five, in that order.

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Inside NHPR
12:26 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Top Stories: The Widening Lyme Disease Debate; Our Annual Summer Books Show

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The top stories of the week for June 24-30.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 30, 2013

Barack Obama's Climate Change Initiative

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the gist of President Obama’s new plan to tackle global warming and how does the green community feel about what the White House is proposing?  -- Bill Kemp, Seattle WA

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Granite Seen
1:29 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Photos: Week Of June 28

The raising of backyard chickens is on the rise, also giving rise to the selling of fresh eggs.
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Foodstuffs
5:01 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

New Hampshire's Backyard Hen Boom

Michael Samuels

The roadside signs are everywhere: “Fresh Eggs,” “Local Eggs,” “Farm Fresh Fggs,” “Fresh Local Eggs”...

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Inside NHPR
2:43 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Top Stories: Trapped By Tolls; No Hint From Hassan On SB99

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The top stories of the week, for June 17-23.

1. Trapped By Tolls: Merrimack Hopes For Turnpike Freedom

Merrimack is a town trapped by toll booths. It’s a situation unlike any other in New Hampshire. The tolls are something Merrimack residents have – begrudgingly – come to accept as a part of life, but how did we get to this point?

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Uranium Mining

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that there has been an increase in uranium mining in the U.S. due to a renewed interest in nuclear energy? What are the health and environmental ramifications of this?

                                                                                                   -- Paul Raffman, New Bedford, MA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Cats And Bird Populations

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that pet cats prey on lots of birds and other "neighborhood" wildlife, but isn't it cruel to force felines to live indoors only? And isn’t human encroachment the real issue for bird populations, not a few opportunistic cats?                       -- Jason Braunstein, Laos, NM

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 16, 2013

Organic: Still A Small Piece Of The Pie

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that, despite the popularity of organic foods, clothing and other products, organic agriculture is still only practiced on a tiny percentage of land worldwide. What’s getting in the way?                                                                                         -- Larry McFarlane, Boston, MA

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