EPSCoR news

  • Jun 29 2014 - 1:33pm

    Intensive testing coming to York beaches

    Dr. Stephen Jones, an environmental microbiologist from UNH, will be testing the levels of bacteria in the water at York's four beaches: Cape Neddick Beach, Long and Short Sands beaches, and Harbor Beach. Jones said he expects to run 1,500 tests this Summer on the water samples collected.


  • Jun 12 2014 - 1:28pm

    Climate change: how businesses can deal with America's most divisive issue

    Lawrence Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire sociology professor has been contributing science-related questions to the quarterly Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s Survey Center. Earlier this year, the poll guided 568 randomly selected respondents through a series of questions intended to discern what level of trust the state’s public has in the science community. One of the questions showed that there is a disagreement between NH Republicans and Democrats on climate change.


  • May 22 2014 - 2:10pm

    Do You Trust Scientists About the Environment?

    Larry Hamilton's research describes trends between political stances and beliefs regarding climate change. Hamilton examined responses from a Granite State Poll, which asked about public trust in scientists. Nearly two-thirds of NH residents reported trusting scientists on information regarding environmental issues. Wide disparities occurred along party lines regarding this topic and other topics asked in the poll.


  • May 22 2014 - 1:46pm

    Summer Geospatial Workshops for Teachers

    NH EPSCoR is excited to partner with the NH Educational GIS Partnership to offer three teacher-focused GIS/GPS institutes this summer. At these institutes, K-12 teachers will learn the basics of GIS and GPS technologies, they will be shown how these tools can be used to provide engaging experiences for their students. Research data and products produced through the NH EPSCoR Climate and Society project will be featured throughout all of these workshops, providing a real-world example of how mapping can be used to explore scientific questions. Not only are these workshops free to attend, teachers will be provided with stipends. All institutes will be held at the Hopkinton Middle High School in Contoocook, NH.


  • May 14 2014 - 3:39pm

    Shannon Rogers and Kevin Gardner Describe How Walking Can Strengthen Communities

    In a recent Carsey Institute brief, NH EPSCoR's Shannon Rogers and Kevin Gardner's report shows residents in more "walkable" communities are not only healthier physically, but are more connected to one another.


  • Apr 30 2014 - 2:05pm

    State of Flux: Scientific Towers Help EPSCoR Scientists

    New micrometeorological towers at UNH will help EPSCoR scientists see future impacts of land-use.


  • Apr 22 2014 - 12:48pm

    EPSCoR's AAAS Panelist Jonathan Foley featured in National Geographic

    "When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet."

    Learn more about feeding Earth's 9 billion people.


  • Apr 4 2014 - 3:41pm

    NH EPSCoR Researcher Delivered a Keynote Address During Maine's Water and Sustainability Conference


    Mark Borsuk, associate professor in the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, spoke on “Gambling with the Globe: The Role of Risk in Decision-Making for Sustainability” at the conference in Augusta, ME.  Borsuk said scientists should include the risks associated with climate change as they report on the issue, so people, most of whom are naturally risk-averse, understand what’s at stake if they decide to do nothing about a problem.


  • Apr 3 2014 - 7:41pm

    Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

    Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported on Monday, and they warned that the problem was likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control.


  • Mar 24 2014 - 3:04pm

    New Hampshire Needs $3 Billion in Water Related Infrastructure in Next Decade; PSU Water Conference Speaker Warns of Legislative Inaction

    New Hampshire needs to revitalize its water system infrastructure over the next decade or it faces a crisis affecting the state’s economy. That according to John Gilbert, chairman of the N.H. Water Council, who spoke at Plymouth State University’s New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference  March 21.