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10:05 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Chowder Festival Boasts Zero Waste, New Trophies

Two Newick's Lobster House Chowder employees at their booth at the WOKQ Chowder Festival in Prescott Park.
Ella Nilsen

On Saturday, June 1, the 29th Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival took place at Portsmouth’s Prescott Park.  The festival was zero-waste, courtesy of the partnership between the Prescott Park Arts Festival and seacoast business Eco-Movement.

“It’s a well-loved tradition,” said festival coordinator Ben Anderson.  “People come from all over.  The restaurants take it very seriously.”

Seacoast restaurants including Bob’s Clam Hut, Warren’s Restaurant, Newick’s Lobster House, and The Portsmouth Brewery competed with chowders of every type, including seafood, clam, scallop, and veggie.

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Blogs
11:38 am
Tue June 4, 2013

'A Taste of Milford' Pairs Local Cuisine With Downtown Shops

Inside Lisa's Sweets, Chef Dan St. Jean of Giorgio's Restaurant cooks up some asparagus and artichoke ravioli.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

So what is the real Taste of Milford?

Sean Trombly of Trombly Gardens believes he’s found it.

“I always tell people this is the true taste of Milford,” he said, as he served up a beef slider along Middle Street. “This is Milford-raised beef.”

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Inside NHPR
11:11 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Top Stories: UNH President Opens Logo Deliberations; End Of Life Planning...For Backyard Chickens

Credit University of New Hampshire

The top stories of the week for May 27 - June 2.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 2, 2013

Why Are Wetlands So Important To Preserve?

Credit iStock Photo

EarthTalk®

E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Why are wetlands so important to preserve?               -- Patricia Mancuso, Erie, PA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 2, 2013

The "All One Ocean" Campaign

Plastic litter on a beach, before clean-up.
Credit Bo Eide, courtesy Flickr

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the “All One Ocean” campaign?          --Bill O’Neill, Los Angeles, CA

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Granite Seen
9:05 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 31

Londonderry High School's Marching Lancer Band leads the Memorial Day parade in Londonderry on Monday.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley
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Inside NHPR
6:00 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Top Stories: Live Blog: House Votes To Kill Casino Bill; State Says No Evidence Of Pollution In Fire

Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

1. Live Blog: House Votes 199-164 To Kill Casino Bill

Reporter Michael Brindley was live at the State House on Wednesday as the casino bill came up before the full House, and was ultimately voted down.

2. State Says No Evidence Of Air Pollution In Balsams Fire

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 26, 2013

The Gulf Of Mexico Three Years After BP

Smoke billows over a controlled oil fire off the coast of Venice, Louisiana on May 5, 2010.
Credit Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg, Department of Defense

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: The three-year anniversary of the 2010 BP oil spill just passed. What do green groups think of the progress since in restoring the region?           -- Mary Johannson, New York, NY

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 26, 2013

Nature Photography: Good Or Bad For The Environment?

Credit iStock Photo

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is nature photography good or bad for the environment? – Cal Moss, Camden, ME

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Granite Seen
8:44 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 24

Lt. Jim Flanagan of the Manchester Police Department hands a pamphlet about distracted driving to a woman who was driving with her dog in her lap.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley
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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Dust Bowl Days Are Here Again

A dust storm approaches Stratford, Texas in 1935.
Credit NOAA George E. Marsh Album

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Could it really be true that we are in the midst of the worst drought in the United States since the 1930s?                                                         -- Deborah Lynn, Needham, MA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Alternatives To Toxic Cleaning Supplies

Credit Earth Friendly Products

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I'm concerned about toxic ingredients in my cleaning supplies, especially now that I have young children. Where can I find safer alternatives?          -- Betsy E., Hartford, CT

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Granite Seen
12:31 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 17

Producer Zach Nugent interviews Carly Gendell, playing Annie in Prescott Park's upcoming production, at last weekend's auditions for Sandy the dog. Stay tuned for more from Word of Mouth!
Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR
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