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Environment

Francestown: Town lands future easement interest

Monday, March 10, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — Residents and the Conservation Commission continued to show strong support last week for properties now under conservation easement. The protected land is considered a destination hike for picnics and includes the town’s only waterfall. The Conservation Commission held a public hearing last Monday night to gather town input on whether the Commission should spend money from the Conservation Fund for an executory interest on the Bullard Hill/Brennan Brook … 0

Wilton: Frye easement on the agenda

Monday, March 3, 2014

WILTON — Multiple town boards have taken a stance on a petition article asking the town to contribute to an easement on land abutting the High Mowing School this year — both for and against. On Wednesday, proponents of the warrant article will hold a public meeting led by representatives from High Mowing School, the Wilton Conservation Commission and Ian McSweeney from the … 0

Students finding their sustainability voices

Friday, February 21, 2014

This year, Franklin Pierce students took part in a “shout-out” to kick off a campaign called “Voices: Engaging Communication in Sustainability” being conducted by the student-run Pierce Media Group. Funded by a New England Campus Sustainability Forum mini-grant, its goals are to empower students with technical and professional skills to help them “find their voice” in sustainability. Students are demonstrating the role of … 0

Jaffrey: Saving environment, money

Monday, October 28, 2013

The leaves have changed, the night is cool and people have turned their thermostats up. Or, they may be hauling out bags full of compressed wood pellets. Charlie Niebling, general manager of New England Wood Pellet in Jaffrey, … 0

Green Living: American Beech: A sad tale

Monday, October 28, 2013

If you have spent any time in the woods around here, you may have noticed the smooth grey bark of the American Beech. There are some iconic stands around where there are only these smooth beautiful grey stems … 0

Peterborough: Recycling, by  the numbers

Monday, October 28, 2013

Peterborough and Sharon residents recycled 65 tons in September, according to Peterborough Recycling Manager Scott Bradford. Recycled items included newspaper (3.2 tons), cardboard (6.6), mixed paper, (16.38), plastics (2.31), aluminum cans (0.6), steel cans (0.88), food waste (1.2), glass (21), textiles (7.44), electronics (2.29) and tires (3.1). By … 0

Rindge: FPU coordinators speak at conference

Monday, October 28, 2013

Franklin Pierce University sustainability coordinator Jess Gerrior represented the university at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education on Oct. 8 in Nashville. Gerrior also authored an article titled “What’s The Best Formula for a Sustainable Campus?,” which was published on … 0

Hancock: McKibben film to show at library

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Monadnock Citizens Issues Project presents the film “Do the Math” on Wednesday at the Hancock Town Library at 7 p.m. Author, educator and environmentalist Bill McKibben, among others in this film, discusses why rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is such a pressing problem, and to help … 0

Hancock: Harris Center honors area teacher, Antioch

Monday, October 28, 2013

Antioch University New England was given the Laurie Bryan Partnership Award and Stoddard teacher Laura White was named 2013 Teacher of the Year at the Harris Center for Conservation Education’s 43rd annual meeting on Oct. 20. The Laurie … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: A little elbow room  on Crotched Mountain

Monday, October 28, 2013

Flying over southwestern New Hampshire, you see a vast blanket of forest, unbroken only by roads, town centers, commerce and houses here and there. But to an impressive degree, it’s forests. And that’s a great testament to the … 0

Green Living: Legal oddity: Trespassing can lead to ownership

Monday, October 28, 2013

The legal doctrine of “adverse possession” shocked me when I first learned about it in law school. Imagine this. I paid for my land and have the deed to prove it. Without my permission, you use my land for 20 years, at which time you may have satisfied … 0

Antrim: A 6-month trek, a lifetime of memories

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Most people who set out to hike the Appalachian Trail never make it to the end. With an 80 percent dropout rate, the 2,186-mile trail remains an elusive goal for even the most expert of hikers. In 2012, … 0

Greenfield: Conservation Comm. hosts timber event

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Greenfield Conservation Commission will host a presentation on timber harvesting at the Stephenson Memorial Library in the Wensburg Room today from 7 to 8 p.m. Town Forester Karla Allen and her colleague Eric Johnson from the N.H. Timber Owners Association will present “Demystifying Timber Harvesting,” a basic … 0