Environment

Lizzie Cato of Raleigh, North Carolina, checks the levelness of a log that will be the base for a walking bridge.

Jaffrey: Cutting to the Corps

Monday, September 29, 2014

JAFFREY — A short walk from the entrance to Children’s Woods on Stratton Road, there are a group of people busily working among huge logs of hemlock. The logs have been felled and dragged to their current location to become the base of a walking bridge. Six volunteers are steadily stripping the wood of it bark, or firing up the chainsaw to cut notches in already-prepared logs to start to piece them together. The whole operation runs smoothly. So smoothly, it’s surprising that this group is made up not of long-experienced foresters or trail workers, but recent college grads who have been spending their year … 0

Reimer’s REason: Don’t let nuisance law come down on you

Friday, September 26, 2014

You have probably heard of the legal concept of “nuisance.” Maybe your neighbor’s rooster seems like a nuisance. Maybe the noise, traffic, and dust from the quarry next door are bothersome. Maybe someone has called your unruly dog a nuisance. You don’t want to be a nuisance. Being a nuisance can get you sued. Perhaps more importantly, you should want to be a … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: The speckled beauty: Hope in a stream of challenges

Friday, September 26, 2014

As birds are flying south and deer are in the rut, another species is moving in the quest to fulfill its life cycle. The Eastern brook trout is swimming its way upstream, into little brooks that wind through the woods, to the places of its own origin, where it will spawn and start … 0

Lyndeborough: ‘It just keeps on growing’

Monday, September 15, 2014

Over the top of Stew Ross’ porch spills the leafy green limbs of his Yellow Sungold cherry tomato plant. Within arm’s reach, green tomatoes are growing, and yellow buds are still sprouting in the mid-September morning. It wouldn’t … 0

Peterborough: Task force to review town’s ‘picking’ policy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Town Administrator Pamela Brenner presented several scenarios about a 30-year-old copper pot at the Select Board’s meeting Tuesday to illustrate her office’s concerns about the practice of “picking” at the Recycling Center. In one scenario, a … 0

Peterborough: Two dams of cultural significance are up for inspection

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — When Rodney Bartlett first spoke to the public about inspecting the two-centuries-old Transcript Dam downtown and the North Village Dam, the director of public works proposed breaching one of the dams, if found too costly to … 0

Peterborough: Recycled cassette is link to a family’s past

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Caitlin Selby and her 9-year-old daughter Lucy recently stumbled on a treasure while sifting through used cassette tapes at the Mini Mall, or swap shop at the Peterborough Recycling Center. In between used albums by Wham! and Sting … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: 100 years since the last passenger pigeon

Friday, August 22, 2014

Imagine for a minute a bird that flies in flocks so enormous that they blot out the sun, taking hours to pass and in such intensity of sound that you’d swear a freight train was passing near. Imagining … 0

Keene: Antioch alums beat back beech to help restore woods

Friday, August 22, 2014

The American beech is a stalwart of the New England forest and a favorite of wildlife who thrive on its mast crop, beechnuts. But today the beech, threatened by disease, often ends up as a scrubby and aggressive competitor and pushes out other tree species. An intern for … 0

Concord: New report: Electric cars are putting the brakes on pollution

Friday, August 22, 2014

Electric vehicles could prevent more than 162,000 metric tons of climate-changing carbon pollution annually in New Hampshire by 2025, according to a new Environment New Hampshire report. That’s the equivalent of saving more than 18 million gallons of gasoline per year, or eliminating tailpipe pollution from 34,000 of … 0

Peterborough/Sharon: Recyclers save 17k for town in July

Friday, August 22, 2014

Through the efforts of Peterborough and Sharon recyclers for the month of July, a total of 87.26 tons of recyclables were deposited. Newspaper: 5.12 tons Cardboard: 9.6 tons Mixed paper: 17.16 tons Plastics: 2.31 tons Aluminum cans: .58 tons Steel cans: 1.32 tons Food waste: 1.18 tons Glass: … 0

Manchester: Solar progress in New Hampshire fueled by strong state policies

Friday, August 22, 2014

Today, Environment New Hampshire Research & Policy Center released a new report, “Lighting the Way,” ranking states by their solar growth in 2013 and cumulatively. The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local … 0

Wilton: Audit to target Town Hall’s energy usage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WILTON — The town will be looking at ways to improve energy efficiency at the Town Hall, the Select Board decided Monday night. They will start with an energy audit, which could lead to a warrant request for … 0