New Hampshire Public Radio: Environment
8.06.14: Why Invasive Species Aren't All Bad,...08/06/14
Today on Word of Mouth, invasive species like Zebra Mussels to Asian Carp, are destroying biodiversity across North America. Or are they? Also, we'll...
Something Wild Celebrates Solstice
Today is the last lengthening day of the year. Tomorrow - Summer Solstice - is the first full day of summer. Hooray! In that sense, today is the "end of...
N.H.'s War On Invasive Bugs & Plants
In New Hampshire lakes, rivers and ponds, non-indigenous plants have moved in choking out the natural flora and fauna, but volunteers and state...
Something Wild: The Eerie Sounding Veery
The song of the veery is a haunting, ethereal song. Males sing at dusk, a time when not many other birds sing and daytime winds have calmed. It's also a...
Bobcats In The Granite State
Researchers out of Durham are close to completing a study on bobcat populations in the Granite State. Though no one is sure how many bobcats are in New...
Northeast Wilderness Trust Preserves NH's Land
Fred and Rosalind Slavic built their home on a thickly wooded sight in Fitzwilliam a half century ago. They wanted their 300-acre tract to remain in a...
Tracking Rusty Blackbirds
We went into the field this week to speak with Carol Foss, Member of the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group and NH Coordinator of the Rusty...
Funding Fish And Game
This agency does much more than serve hunters and anglers, it’s also involved in search and rescue, land conservation, and habitat management. Despite...
The Fight For Frisky Hill
On her commute from Laconia to Pittsfield six days a week, Tobi Gray Chassie often stops at scenic spot in Gilmanton called Frisky Hill. When Chassie...
State Begins Study On Moose Decline In N.H.
New Hampshire Fish and Game will closely monitor 43 moose in the state to learn more about why their numbers keep decreasing.
Children Learn To Be Good Stewards Of The Great Bay
The Great Bay Stewards work to preserve and protect the Great Bay estuary through education, land protection and research. Sharon Musselman, one of the...
Rethink 2014: Conservation
We’re beginning this new year with “Re-think 2014”, conversations and stories that challenge our assumptions, habits and ways of doing things. We’re...
State Fern Nominee?
New Hampshire's a state insect, the ladybug was nominated by persuasive Concord fifth graders; the pumpkin is our state fruit courtesy of some...
Hassan Signs On To Cross-Border Air Pollution Petition
On Monday Governor Hassan joined Democratic governors from seven other Northeastern states in asking the EPA to clamp down on emissions drifting over...
The Not So Dirty Job Of Toilet Testing
More than a third of the world’s population don’t have access to clean, safe toilets. It’s a humanitarian and global health hazard, that the world bank...
Invasion Of The Tumbleweeds
Tumbleweeds rolling? Must be a western. The cinematic signal of high plains desolation has an even more pernicious side: it’s an invasive species known...
New Hampshire MTBE Testing, Cleanup Initiative Getting Underway
New Hampshire’s program to clean up MTBE contamination is getting underway. The Executive Council has approved funding for an Remediation Bureau, which...
Could Drones Help Protect Apple Orchards From Disease?
One of the challenges apple growers face is a fungal disease known as apple scab. New research at the University of New Hampshire might yield a better...
Is The Global Carbon Footprint Shrinking?
The opening of the U.N.'s climate change summit this past weekend in Poland was overshadowed by Typhoon Haiyan. A Filipino envoy broke down in tears...
Decrease In Moose Population Has Scientists Puzzled
There are between 800,000 and 1.2 million moose in North America, but scientists are concerned that their numbers are shrinking – and fast. Moose
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