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Aug 28 2013 (All day)
New Hampshire likes to brag how its economy successfully shifted from logging, paper making and textiles to high-tech industries, and a new National Science Foundation seems to bear that out: The state is among the top 10 for percentage of jobs in science and engineering fields, a list dominated by much larger states.
Aug 23 2013 (All day)
A collaborative project between New Hampshire universities, the National Science Foundation, and state agencies is looking at ecosystem health and how the environment is affected by climate change.
Aug 22 2013 (All day)
Green as in dollars tends to trump green as in environmental benefit when business is concerned, especially if the long-term uncertainties of climate change are involved, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.
“Even if you don’t believe in climate change, you can still do something that saves you money,” said U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, speaking at a Monday morning conference about the environment and the economy. “That’s what we ought to be doing.”
Aug 22 2013 (All day)
New Hampshire’s citizens are passionate about natural resources and have high rates of community volunteerism. But finding opportunities that combine the two can be a challenge. Even if you’re willing to scour web pages for volunteer opportunities at different conservation organizations or community groups, you’re unlikely to turn up many options. Despite a great need, most New Hampshire environmental groups, public agencies, and researchers don’t have the resources to seek, train, and maintain many volunteers.
Aug 7 2013 (All day)
New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that most people think future Arctic warming will affect the weather where they live.
The research was conducted by Lawrence Hamilton, professor of sociology and senior fellow at the Carsey Institute, and Mary Stampone, assistant professor of geography and the New Hampshire state climatologist. Their study, combining surveys with weather data, is presented in the article “Arctic Warming and Your Weather: Public Belief in the Connection” in the International Journal of Climatology.
Jul 26 2013 (All day)
Just a few months after it officially launched, a new coalition of business and education leaders has endorsed two state initiatives, with several more waiting in the wings.
“We have pushed a button,” said Fred Kocher, a trustee of the NH High Technology Council. “There’s demand out there for this kind of coalition in the state, which can advocate for improvement in education. We believed there was that kind of demand, but I think we were surprised by the level of it. ... It’s significant.”
Jul 24 2013 (All day)
New Hampshire has made Tremendous Progress in Broadband Deployment
Broadband expansion and increases in capacity are the result of the innovative market place responding to the needs of a knowledge base economy. New Hampshire has increased broadband availability from 73 percent in 2010 to 88 percent in the first quarter of this year.
Jul 23 2013 (All day)
Three year study will examine coastal ecosystem, beach management and shellfish harvesting; coastal tourism and shellfish industry contribute $20 billion nationally and $400 million to regional economy
The project, known as the New England SusTainability Consortium (NEST), is managed by the EPSCoR programs at UNH and UMaine in partnership with Great Bay Community College, Plymouth State University, and Keene State College in New Hampshire, and the College of the Atlantic and University of New England in Maine. Citizens interested in participating in the research will have an opportunity to join the New England Stewardship Network which will be developed by UNH Cooperative Extension to connect natural resource organizations, public agencies, scientists, and volunteers.
Jul 19 2013 (All day)
Research team from NH and ME are back from drilling ice cores in Denali National Park to document climate change, including NH EPSCoR researchers Cameron Wake and Elizabeth Burakowki.
Jul 19 2013 (All day)
Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Strengthen Environmental Education
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to reconnect more kids with nature and address critical environmental challenges, U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) are introducing legislation to strengthen and expand environmental education in America’s classrooms. The No Child Left Inside Act of 2013 will help expand environmental education in schools across the country by bringing locally developed, high-quality environmental education programs to more schools and providing federal assistance to states to develop and implement environmental literacy plans.