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Environment

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 be an uncommon sight for a backyard gardener — except for the fact that Ross’ porch is on the second floor, and the tomato plant is planted in the ground, 16 feet below. At 82 years old, Ross said he doesn’t have the ability to maintain and upkeep a big garden. But he is able to keep a small potted tomato plant on his porch, which he … 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 53-year-old Peterborough resident tries to take home the pot, but the Recycling Center’s staff informs … 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 repair. Breaching and flooding the dam would destroy it. At Tuesday’s Select Board meeting, Bartlett … 0

The Bobcat’s Tail: Right around the corner: the great amphibian migration

Friday, February 21, 2014

It may be late winter, but if you’re a fan of amphibians, you’re already thinking about spring. The Harris Center for Conservation Education is planning for this spring’s big amphibian migration by training volunteers to serve on salamander … 0

Concord: State forest nursery tree seedlings still available

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The New Hampshire State Forest Nursery, which has been in operation for more than 100 years, continues to accept orders for bare-root tree and shrub seedlings for delivery in spring 2014. Because of the popularity of the program and limited availability, some items have sold out. The Nursery … 0

Keene: Ecologist to speak on landscape design

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Cheshire County Conservation District will be hosting Jeff Littleton, the Principle Ecologist of Moosewood Ecological LLC in a talk exploring how to minimize impacts on the natural environment while creating an outdoor living space.   On March 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Keene Public Library, … 0

Hooksett: ‘Welcome Spring’ gardening symposium held March 22

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Master Gardener Association and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will sponsor the annual Welcome Spring Symposium on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Robert Frost Hall on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett. The Symposium … 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