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Apr 22 2014 - 12:48pm
"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
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 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.
Mar 24 2014 - 2:57pm
A new survey shows many Granite Staters and residents of the Piscataqua Watershed are concerned about the level of pollution in our water resources and would be willing to pay higher fees to ensure water quality is improved.
Mar 17 2014 - 11:27am
UNH, Extension Researchers Find a New Lens for Measuring the Health of Lakes Worldwide
EPSCoR GIS specialist Shane Bradt and his colleagues have found a better way to estimate chlorophyll remotely—from the sky or space—using images taken by satellites and other airborne hardware.
Mar 4 2014 - 2:28pm
ESRI Recognized by Nation's Governors for Partnership with New Hampshire
Esri, one of the world’s largest suppliers of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, was recognized for their work with New Hampshire aimed at improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The partnership allowed students in every public and private school in the state unprecedented access to Esri’s state-of-the-art GIS tools for education and research.
Feb 23 2014 - 2:21pm
A new product from a Barrington engineering company could give building owners and municipalities an early warning when heavy snow loads are making roofs dangerously unstable. The SnowScale was developed by Christopher Dundorf, founder and president of 2KR Systems LLC.
Feb 18 2014 - 10:47am
Do you want to change the world? Whether you’re already committed to a career at the intersection of mission and business, or curious how to apply your major’s skills towards social and environmental good, the 8-week Carsey Social Innovation Internship will: (1) Connect you to leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations for a rigorous and meaningful summer internship; (2) Provide UNH training in social entrepreneurship; and (3) Support you to mobilize your UNH peers during the school year. All this, along with a $3000 stipend! Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and are due by March 17.
Feb 18 2014 - 8:02am
The University of New Hampshire is the new home of the Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellows Program and the Campus Carbon Calculator. Clean Air-Cool Planet will be dissolving in 2014, but two of its signature programs will live on at the Sustainability Institute at UNH.