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Bobcat’s Tail: Game cameras: a tool for research, conservation

Friday, May 22, 2015

Game cameras are one of the coolest gadgets to reach the wildlife—lovers’ market. These handy motion—activated cameras have come a long way in the past 15 years, evolving from clunky film relics to high—tech tools with apps that send big, crisp images straight from the field to your smart phone. While they’ve always been marketed to hunters — especially deer … 0

Peterborough: Three-strikes policy at Recycling Center

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — New policies in place at the Recycling Center regulate how residents turn another’s trash into their treasure. The Recycling Center task force, formed in fall of 2014, developed policies for how items discarded at the Recycling Center are reserved. It also established a three-strike rule, approved by the Select Board Tuesday, for violating the center’s policies of use. “What we did find … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Hanging in the balance: support for Fish and Game

Friday, April 24, 2015

While our streams and forests are springing to life, the Statehouse halls in Concord are stirring with conversations about New Hampshire’s commitment to wildlife. In the N.H. Senate, the House and the governor’s office, they’re talking about how to adequately fund the agency charged with managing our fish and wildlife, their habitats and … 0

ML: Healthy changes in the ongoing food discourse

Friday, April 24, 2015

This month I’d like to give the spotlight to Samantha Bureau, a Franklin Pierce University psychology student and athlete with whom I had the pleasure of presenting at the first Farm to Institution New England Summit on April … 0

ML: MtBE: The gas additive that is hard to remove

Friday, April 24, 2015

I barely remember leaded gasoline. All I really remember is being in the backseat of my mother’s Pinto and the question being posed: “Leaded or unleaded?” Lead is harmful to humans, so the federal Clean Air Act required … 0

Keene: Wildflower walk at Horatio Colony

Friday, April 24, 2015

Before trees fully develop their leaves, which shade the understory, ephemeral spring wildflowers grow and bloom. On May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, discover some of these New England floral gems on a hike with Emily Hague of the Monadnock Conservancy and Antioch University intern. This hike … 0

New Ipswich: Skinny Cat Rd. land for sale

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kinder Morgan has been tight-lipped about possible locations for compressor stations that would serve its proposed natural gas pipeline, but concern is high that a property in New Ipswich may fit the bill. The nearly 300-acre property at 40 Skinny Cat Rd. in New Ipswich is currently on … 1

Rindge: A pilgrimage for climate change

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Deeply rooted in religious practices, a group of Quakers from New England and beyond have converged at the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline route on a pilgrimage for climate change. A nearly 150-mile and 12-day journey across all … 1

PETERBOROUGH: Arsenic tests available to residents

Monday, April 6, 2015

Like many Granite Staters, Jamie Trowbridge of Peterborough assumed water from his home’s artesian well was clean. But after media reports encouraged the Trowbridges to test their drinking water, they discovered it harbored an unhealthy level of arsenic — a carcinogen that is the most common well-water contaminant … 0

Rindge: Residents voice concerns about pipeline impact

Monday, March 30, 2015

RINDGE — Residents came out in full force Wednesday to air their grievances to Kinder Morgan about its proposed gas pipeline. With a crowd of over 100 people in attendance at Kinder Morgan’s informational meeting, the town stood unified in saying that the pipeline was not wanted nor … 0

Mason: Kinder Morgan proposes natural gas for Mason

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MASON — Many residents were outraged with Kinder Morgan representatives at an informational presentation Tuesday, after company officials said bringing the proposed pipeline and lateral line through town would directly benefit the community. According to Kinder Morgan Director … 0

Dublin: ConCom still seeking environment consultant

Monday, March 23, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission discussed alternative ways to fund the hire of an environmental consultant who would be tasked with evaluating town-owned land, after a corresponding petition article was shot down by voters at Town Meeting. The … 0

Hancock: Salamander Brigade training

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Harris Center Offers Two “Salamander Crossing Brigades” Volunteer TrainingsAs the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of salamanders, frogs, and toads make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys … 0