Environment

Viewpoints: Actions to address climate change

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, according to the World Bank. We are playing warming roulette, putting more people and species at risk each year. Transportation is the largest source of warming emissions for the average American, according to … 0

Winter 2015: Buried underneath

Monday, February 16, 2015

With snowfall nearing record levels after Saturday’s storms, and arctic winds now whistling in their wake, many in the Monadnock region aren’t letting the buildup of snow or frigid temperatures stop them. “As long as the machines keep running, we keep going,” Timothy Fiske, Temple’s road agent, said by phone Monday about plow … 0

To honor, or to hunt? Bobcat resurgence prompts multiple movements

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

After bobcats nearly disappeared from New Hampshire several decades ago, their population is flourishing, according to a recently published study by the University of New Hampshire and the N.H. Dept. of Fish and Game. Because of this discovery, bobcats are a popular subject right now, especially in the Monadnock region, which has one … 0

Peterborough: Making smart energy choices

Monday, November 17, 2014

Margaret Dillon, an energy consultant from Jaffrey, emphasized Saturday that if you are pursuing energy projects just to save money, like with solar arrays or geothermal heating, you often lose sight of other, sometimes larger benefits of renewable … 0

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe … 0

Hancock: Tipping the scales

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peg McLeod, owner of Norway Hill Orchard in Hancock, was greeted with a gift one morning about two weeks ago. A worker picking apples earlier that morning put a larger than normal apple on top of a crate … 0

Greenfield: Ayotte to speak, hike at Crotched today

Monday, October 20, 2014

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will join stakeholders from New Hampshire’s outdoor industry and forestry industry, members of the conservation community, and local officials for a roundtable discussion today at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield at 9:30 a.m. The focus will be on the economic benefit of preserving … 0

Lyndeborough: ‘Significant Trees’ group works to restore preservation

Monday, October 13, 2014

A local group has turned its eye to a state-preserved stand of dogwood trees, to discuss the best ways to bring the overgrown area back to its former glory. The Significant Trees of Wilton and Lyndeborough group originally formed after the cutting of a 200-year-old oak tree in … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 1

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