Camera Trap Chronicles: Cool Critters of New Hampshire

Nature Conservancy - Science

Otters feasting on fish, caterwauling bobcats and more images from the Hancock Wildlife Cam in New Hampshire. From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps Conservation Science

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New Hampshire’s Energy Future is Now

Conservancy Talk

Here in New Hampshire we’ve heard a recurring story about energy, specifically electricity rates. It goes like this: “ New Hampshire has some of the highest electricity rates in the country. We wondered, though, if that story is accurate or if it might be a one-sided view of reality promoted by interests that will economically benefit from new energy infrastructure. Here’s what we learned : New Hampshire’s electricity supply is reliable.


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New Hampshire: Clean Energy is One of Our Primary Concerns

Conservancy Talk

While attention is fixed on the New Hampshire primary, Granite Staters of all political stripes support a clean energy future. This year, like every four years, the nation watches New Hampshire as Granite Staters pepper the presidential candidates about every possible issue. Here are four ways that New Hampshire demonstrates that we don’t just choose presidents. Bipartisan support for cleaner energy solutions is nothing new.

In a bid for freedom, pig stumbles upon New Hampshire voting booth


The New Hampshire Primary had a low turnout, but one pig was there at his assigned polling location bright and early! Okay, let’s rewind – a pig escaped from a farm, thrilled with his newfound freedom, and stumbled across a polling location during yesterday’s quiet primary. The 600 pound farm animal was found wandering aimlessly around the Pelham voting location.

In New Hampshire, A primary Need for Climate Discussion


In the lead up to the GOP New Hampshire primary, one thing has become abundantly clear: climate change has few friends in this field of candidates. So visibly absent is the subject of climate change from ongoing stump speeches that New Hampshire scientists –representing institutions such as the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth–have banded together in a plea for republican candidates to, at the very least, accept the reality of shifting global temperatures.

Gov John Lynch Vetoes Attempt to Repeal New Hampshire's Involvement in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and explains why it needs to continue


Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire gets a big up from us for vetoing SB154 which sought to repeal New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. He said it would have ended the energy efficiency efforts eliminating both jobs today and also stopping the efforts to help businesses and families cut their energy use. This, he said would have cut jobs, and hurt business and families.

Farm to Closet: Do You Know Where Your Wool Comes From?

Conservancy Talk

It’s crazy warm and incredibly soft – perfect sweater material for those chilly New Hampshire winter nights. The race to produce wool in New England became so hot, it was known as “sheep fever.” Although our young country’s high demand for fine merino wool kept the pockets of many New Englanders well-lined, its effect on the landscape wasn’t so fruitful. sure does – they’ve pledged to purchase the certified wool for a new line that will debut this Fall.

Please Turn Your Engine Off…

Green Life Smart Life

On our drive up, we stopped at a rest area in New Hampshire where we came across this interesting sign posted in the rest area parking lot. When I got back, I decided to do some digging and get some information on the New Hampshire Idling Regulations and here is what I found: . Tagged: energy conservation, Environment, New Hampshire, no idling regulations. My husband and I recently went on vacation in Vermont.

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Introduce Ecotourism to your next Family Vacation

Green Life Smart Life

Recently, I took my five year-old to New Hampshire to partake in a number of manly, outdoorsmen type activities along with some other kid-themed attractions. Beyond the farmer’s market, some of our time was spent hiking in New Hampshire’s myriad White Mountain trails which provide unlimited real-life lessons in conservation and the importance of maintaining ecosystems. Eco-tourism exists at many levels.

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If you #FeeltheBern, you gotta hear Hipster Bernie “sing.” [Colbert]

Elephant Journal

He’s up in New Hampshire, sure. But he’s up in Iowa, wow. At 5:30, I started crying with laughter: “America Is Getting Its Bern Notice” Bernie on Colbert: Blog (always click 4 all blogs

Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?

Environmental Economics

In less than a decade, the fungus has been identified in at least nine Eastern states, and although it affects a number of species, it's especially threatening to rattlesnakes that live in small, isolated populations with little genetic diversity, such as those found in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.

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It started with a futon in a dumpster

Green (Living) Review

It was still in excellent condition, sticking out of a dumpster on his University of New Hampshire campus. It started with a futon in a dumpster. Now it's a student org that's changing the way we see waste. It started with a futon in a dumpster. Now it's a a nationwide resource that's changing the way students think about campus waste. Heck yes. Alex Freid was moving out of his dorm after his freshman year of college when something caught his eye: a futon.

Privacy Gone: These States allow video cameras in Dressing Rooms (who knew!?)

Elephant Journal

” The good guys: These states don’t allow security cameras in dressing rooms: > South Dakota > New Hampshire > Michigan > Maine > Minnesota > Utah > Kansas > Delaware > Hawaii > Georgia > California > Arkansas > Alabama The […]. “Changing rooms are viewed by associates of the same gender as the changing room.”

My office is always too cold or too hot

Environmental Economics

But the report, based on a study conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute and the company Sightlines, also says that campus energy use has declined by only 2 percent over the same period.

2016 116

"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) currently participate in the RGGI program, which limits power plant carbon emissions. Rachel Cleetus: Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nation’s longest-running carbon market.

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Call for Papers | Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (EEPS) | Special Issue on Hedonic Price Method

Environmental Economics

  The increasingly publicly available geophysical and household data provide new research opportunities for environmental economists, and at the same time, prompt re-examination and updates of existing techniques for non-market valuation.  Ju-Chin Huang EEPS Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Hedonic Price Method Professor of Economics, University of New Hampshire

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When was the last time the Senate voted 91-5 on anything of substance?

Environmental Economics

The amendment, offered by a Republican, Rob Portman of Ohio, and a Democrat, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, is backed by President Obama and has broad support among members of both parties in Congress. Were four Senators already out there campaigning for President? 

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Climate change might effect the Winter Olympics (and the ski industry)

Environmental Economics

Much of these environmental data come from a 2012 report, “ Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States, ” by two University of New Hampshire researchers, Elizabeth Burakowski and Matthew Magnusson.  Porter Fox (the features editor at Powder magazine): Officials canceled two Olympic test events last February in Sochi after several days of temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a lack of snowfall had left ski trails bare and brown in spots.

Recovery: Saving Loons from Lead Fishing Tackle

Nature Conservancy - Science

A night silence settled over Big Island Pond in southern New Hampshire when we lost the whippoorwills. In New Hampshire, for example, 48 percent of dead adult birds turned in to the Loon Preservation Committee were poisoned by lead. The only states with lead-tackle regulations are New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York and Washington. A law that looked to be as good as New Hampshire’s went into effect this year in Maine.

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A Common Tragedy

Environmental Economics

When self-regulation, weak regulation and social norms fail to address overfishing in an aopen-access fishery (like the New England Cod fishery), sometimes drastic regulations are necessary for the long-term sustainability of the fishery. gathered Wednesday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to hear the vote of the New England Fishery Management Council, which has since submitted its.

2013 145

And we get criticized for off-topic posts?

Environmental Economics

During Saturday's Republican debate in New Hampshire, [Republican Presidential Candidate Rick] Santorum blinked 793 times while speaking for 12 minutes and 55 seconds, according to an analysis by the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. So I'm browsing the Mother Nature Network site looking for some inane or stupid or misguided environmentalist to make fun of when I see this as the lead story.

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Climber in Remission Turns Out at Vermont Festival to Spread the Good Word

Wend Magazine

Last October, New Hampshire rock climber Paul Stauffacher was diagnosed with Stage Four Hodgkins-Lymphoma. His doctors thought he’d probably die. And then, when things seemed they couldn’t get worse, they did. Stauffacher’s friend, only weeks later, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, too. “There were days at a time where I couldn’t pick my head up off the pillow let alone rock climb,” Stauffacher said.

Good News Garage

Green Earth Journey

Five years ago, Kristy, a single mother from New Hampshire, was in a tough spot. The organization works in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, taking donated cars from people who no longer need them, and servicing them so that they can be given to low-income people in the area. She was caring for her young son and struggling to find paid work while receiving temporary government assistance.

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Counting fish can be problematic, to say the least

Environmental Economics

The most recent example is cod ( Scientists say cod are scant; nets say otherwise ): From May 2010 to April 2011, commercial fishermen caught about nine million pounds of Gulf of Maine cod, according to the New England Fishery Management Council, earning more than $2 per pound on average. But researchers now say the survey might have sharply overestimated the number of young cod; the new data suggest the spawning population is at only about 20 percent of the rebuilding target.

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Climate change and ski season

Environmental Economics

Only 7 of 18 resorts in New Hampshire and 8 of 14 in Maine will be. New York’s 36 ski areas, most of them in the western part of the state, will have shrunk to 9. Improvements in snow-making technology have helped resorts compensate for warming trends, and several have invested millions in new energy-efficient tower guns.

Reserve a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid on Earth Day

Eco Auto Ninja

The plug-in Prius will only be available in 15 states at launch time in spring of 2012: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Hawaii although you can’t use the online system for Hawaii for some reason. Want to celebrate Earth Day by putting yourself down for a Toyota Prius plug-in Hybrid capable of 83 – 87 miles per gallon?

Beware when federal officials request innovative ideas

Environmental Economics

Here is another innovative idea, don't subsidize risky living: A string of artificial islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York could blunt the impact of storm surges that proved so deadly during Superstorm Sandy, according to a new proposal. From Maryland to New Hampshire, the storm was blamed for 159 deaths, and New Jersey and New York alone claimed a total of nearly $79bn in damage.

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Impotent roosters wreak havoc in an industry that's already a mess

Green (Living) Review

Once upon a time, there were dozens of different chickens once raised for consumption (Jersey Giants, Plymouth Rock, New Hampshire breeds, etc.). Meat consumers are worried that there won''t be enough chicken to go around, but there are much more important things to worry about. The world’s largest poultry breeding company, Aviagen Group, has encountered a problem with its roosters.

Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails

Nature Conservancy - Science

Stunned but delighted is how Dr. Robert McDowell, Director of Wildlife at the University of Connecticut, sounded when I arrived at his office to learn about New England cottontail rabbits. The non-natives, called “eastern cottontails,” are a genetic mishmash of species and subspecies plucked from Minnesota, West Virginia, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. New England Cottontail release. New England Cottontails.

2017 68

For the Love of Oysters

Nature Conservancy - Science

Across North America, The Nature Conservancy has worked to revive oyster habitat through science-based restoration at more than 80 sites , including San Francisco Bay, Washington’s Puget Sound, Chesapeake Bay, New York and along much of the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to working for the Conservancy, she managed a research program that included a focus on restoration science at the University of New Hampshire for nearly 10 years.

2016 87

How a Maine Activist Called Out Big Coal for Being a Bad Neighbor

Sierra Club Compass

This summer's grassroots effort in Eliot, Maine, against a nearby coal plant isn't a new local concern, says Sierra Club activist Kim Richards, who has been leading the fight. "I " Eliot is on the downwind receiving end of pollution from the Schiller coal plant just over the state line in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. " Kim contacted the Sierra Club's New Hampshire office, "and from there a rather powerful alliance was formed," she recalls.

Maine Town Tells Coal Plant to Clean Up Its Act

Sierra Club Compass

This week's fantastic example comes from Eliot, Maine, where Tuesday night residents voted 906 to 560 to ask the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate dangerous sulfur dioxide pollution coming from the Schiller Station coal plant just across the border in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Here's a model showing how much the coal plant's pollution affects people in New Hampshire and Maine.

Can You Cook With CBD Oil?

Green Prophet

CBD is regarded as a relatively stable botanical, but it does lose potency over time, as it degrades,” says Dr. Glen Miller, an organic chemist at the University of New Hampshire. Lots of health benefit claims are made of CBD oil (see Bokh’s post on what non-psychoative, cannabis-derived CBD is). The most popular reason to use the oil is for pain management, a boon to people suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia and joint pain from trauma.

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4 recent updates in Civil Rights Law

Green Prophet

Recent laws in states across the country are now requiring companies to offer new dads to have paid leave. New York, New Jersey, California, and New Hampshire have all put laws in place. Know your civil rights.

2020 56

Creole Accents and Conservation Ethics in the Heart of Belize

Wend Magazine

Though Belize is tiny—it’s about the size of New Hampshire, with a total population of 300,000 people—it’s maintained its identity unique to the rest of Central America. Just past the Guatemala-Belize border, our Guatemalan driver pulled over. Aqui les dejo,” he said. Buen viaje, nos vemos! ” We got out, stretched our legs, and greeted Dirk, the driver of the van waiting to take us to our first project in Belize. Hey mon, how was da drive?” he asked in a thick Creole accent.

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Siemon Named Conservationist of the Year


Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, was recently named Conservationist of the Year by Moose Mountain Regional Greenways (MMRG) , a grassroots non-profit organization committed to land conservation and education outreach in the Moose Mountains region of New Hampshire.

Carly Fiorina, Anti-Women Woman, Drops Out of 2016 Race


After failing to gather votes in both the Iowa and New Hampshire primary, Fiorina, seen as the ‘right wing Hillary Clinton,’ seems to have realized that her campaign was not going anywhere. Carly Fiorina, the only women running for the GOP ticket in the 2016 presidential election, has dropped out of the race.

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Oops! PETA protests pig abuse that turns out to just be a man in a costume


A New Hampshire event called “Greased Pig on Ice” drew backlash from PETA recently, as the group began to target organizers with protests as to best protect any pigs harmed in the production of the festival. The best part? According to ABC News, “PETA withdrew it after learning there’s no pig in the act — just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail.” I don’t know if I should face palm, roll my eyes, or burst into laughter. Maybe all three.

The economics of Fall colors

Environmental Economics

So using studies and estimates from similar established destinations such as New England, Neufeld reached his own conclusion — the fall season adds up to a $1 billion economic impact in the mountains of North Carolina. There are no counts of just how many visitors come each year, according to Neufeld, but judging by the number of tourists states such as New Hampshire and Maine attract — 16 million last year — the mountains of North Carolina could see similar numbers. “I

Romney nearly admits that Humans have Caused Climate Change


I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. Maybe there isn't a rule that all Republican Presidential candidates need to be complete deniers of climate science after all.

I Have A Dream

Environmental News Network

“From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring. From the mighty mountains of New York, let freedom ring. Though Martin Luther King Jr. may be best known for his influence on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965, he was also an early leader in the Environmental Justice movement.

For the Love of Oysters

Nature Conservancy - Science

Across North America, The Nature Conservancy has worked to revive oyster reefs through science-based restoration at more than 80 sites , including San Francisco Bay, Washington’s Puget Sound, Chesapeake Bay, New York Harbor and along much of the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to working for the Conservancy, she managed a research program that included a focus on restoration science at the University of New Hampshire for nearly 10 years.

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“Naturally Melt Ice Away”

Environmental News Network

Granulated sodium chloride was first used in New Hampshire as an experimental deicing agent in 1938. This past weekend the Northeast was hit by a snowstorm, making travel and transportation near impossible. Though the roads and sidewalks have since been cleared (mostly) travel is still dicey because of the risk of falling and sliding on ice. Luckily citizens and municipalities have a “natural” tool to protect us from accidents. But is road salt healthy for the environment?

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