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Environment

Bobcat’s Tail: Six things to do before summer is over

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer slides into place and we settle in, enjoying long days and easy times. By the time we’ve caught our breath and recall the distant memories of dirty snowbanks, we glance at the calendar. It’s late July, leaving a month or so of summer, depending on how you define it. With only a few weeks left, what are you going … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from time to time. In New Hampshire law, there is something called “timber trespass.” Timber trespass … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year budget proposal has put renewable energy rebates in limbo. And Congress has yet to rule … 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

Antrim: Library planting talk set for Saturday

Thursday, March 19, 2015

To kick off the second year of the Tuttle Library Seed Lending Program, UNH Cooperative Extension Program Coordinator, Jeremy Delisle, will be speaking at the Tuttle Library in Antrim on March 28 at 11 a.m. Delisle will cover a variety of topics including vegetable types, soil testing and … 0

Nominations sought for N.H. Audubon awards

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Hampshire Audubon’s Board of Trustees seeks nominations for the Tudor Richards and Goodhue-Elkins awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the membership. Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2015. The Tudor Richards Award is presented annually to the person who best exemplifies Tudor’s love and … 0

Solar Up offers workshop

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission has announced a new pilot program called Solar Up NH. A public workshop will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, at SNHPC. Solar Up NH is based on a residential group purchasing model designed to bring down the cost of solar … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: seven signs of spring

Friday, March 20, 2015

Seems like it’s been a long winter, if you listen to nearly anyone who has a voice. Sure, every winter lasts about 90 days — December 21 and through March 20 — but this one seemed to grind … 0

Why care about water?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunday is World Water Day and while Art for Water had no official event this year to honor it, we spend a lot of time reflecting upon our mission and how we can be most effective in raising awareness of the shrinking availability of clean water. One question … 0

Hancock/Keene: Waterfowl safari Saturday

Friday, March 20, 2015

On Saturday, residents are invited to join the 32nd Annual Waterfowl Safari along the Connecticut River. Through carpools and a little walking, the group is likely to see a variety of ducks and other species northward-bound in spring migration. The Safari will have two groups, one heading north … 0

Francestown: Garden Club to hear mason bees talk

Friday, March 20, 2015

Join the Francestown Garden Club on Tuesday March 24 at 7 p.m. when President of the NH Federation of Garden Clubs Michelle Mensinger visits to educate attendees on the power of mason bees. The honeybee population is in … 0

Antrim: Grange ponders community garden

Monday, March 23, 2015

Antrim Grange has kicked off its second try at a community garden in town, members said, and this effort will focus on “location, location, location.” At a Wednesday night meeting that drew six members and eight non-members, the … 0