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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 is the now only way you can experience the passenger pigeon. It has been extinct for 100 years. Martha, the last known … 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 the Monadnock Conservancy and a new graduate of Antioch University New England’s Department of Environmental … 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 today’s cars and trucks. Now, with strong implementation of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and … 0

Keene: Antioch and MSN bring Community Solar to region

Monday, February 24, 2014

This spring, a group of five students from Antioch University New England are teaming up with the Monadnock Sustainability Network to bring community solar to the Monadnock region. The name of the project is the Monadnock Community Solar Initiative, or MCSi, which reflects the strong focus on community … 0

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Moratorium on wind energy killed in House

Monday, January 27, 2014

A bill to put a moratorium on establishing any new wind projects or transmission lines in New Hampshire until the state establishes a comprehensive energy plan died on the House floor Wednesday. The bill would have kept the state’s Site Evaluation Committee from issuing permits to any company … 0

Keene: Free talk on elements of a sustainable culture

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mitchell Thomashow, teacher, author, executive consultant, and former chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England from 1976 to 2006, will speak at an Environmental Studies colloquium on Feb. 7. The talk, free and open to the public, will be held at 11:30 a.m. … 0

Peterborough: Yard waste boosts recycling

Monday, January 27, 2014

Peterborough and Sharon residents recycled 391.68 tons in December. The elevated December figure includes yard waste from the spring and fall. Measured in tons, recycled materials included n ewspaper (4.48), cardboard (8.4), mixed paper (17.94), plastics (2.7), aluminum cans (0.4), steel cans (1.32), food waste (1.38), glass (21), … 0

Green Living: Where that road salt ends up

Monday, January 27, 2014

There is a lot of salt on the roads this time of year. Salt reduces the freezing point of water, so it is useful for keeping our roads, parking lots, and sidewalks free of ice. Salt is also cheap, so we tend to use a lot of it. … 0

Keene: Students promote community solar

Monday, January 27, 2014

This spring, a group of five students from Antioch University New England are teaming up with the Monadnock Sustainability Network to bring community solar to the Monadnock region. The name of the project is the Monadnock Community Solar Initiative, or MCSi, which reflects the strong focus on community … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Name that scat

Monday, January 27, 2014

To be clear, let’s talk about animal poop – also known as wildlife scat. Sure, you can tell a lot from tracks, browse and other wildlife sign, but finding a single scat is like reading a whole chapter … 0

Green Living: Discover your own connection to natural world

Monday, January 27, 2014

A bit of wisdom I read in school, and came across again recently, is that a person won’t protect what they don’t love, and they can’t love what they don’t know. I’ve found this to be true of the forests, mountains and lakes of our Monadnock, and even … 0