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Environment

Kisielice, Renewable Energy and Veto Day

“The town of Kisielice in Poland is 100 percent powered by renewable energy sourced from wind and biomass. In recognition of its achievement, the town has just been awarded a European Commission ManagEnergy Award 2014 in the self-sufficiency category. The… Continue Reading →

Water Question #1

I was asked, “Just curious to know if you’re familiar with the seriousness of our water problem and what your idea for helping us correct that problem is.”   I believe we have two kinds of water concerns: 1. Quality… Continue Reading →

The Sound of Silence

With all of the recent news of the devastating floods in Texas, Florida and surrounding states, the media has ignored the fires in Montana. Severe drought conditions have made it so dry there, that record numbers of fires are taking… Continue Reading →

Southern NH Contaminated Water

Another nearby town — Windham — has been found to have perfluorochemicals (PFCs), including PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water wells. Following contamination issues in Merrimack and Litchfield, and isolated contamination here in Salem, as well as several other NH… Continue Reading →

GMOs + Pesticides

Today was the 5th annual March Against Monsanto event in Concord. Thanks to organizers Fawn Gaudette and Carline Carpenter. Thanks, too, to the speakers: Beekeeper Amy Antonucci; NH State Rep Jim McConnell; NH State Rep. Mindi Messner; Dr. Marty Mitchner,… Continue Reading →

HB463 – Safe Drinking Water

My letter to the editor was published yesterday in the Eagle Tribune!   I also sent this to all of our NH Senators on Wednesday. For Senator Chuck Morse, who represents our town,  I also had a different version, longer and… Continue Reading →

Imagine This!

  Here’s a great story about a “successful two-acre garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, and a children’s sensory garden,”  which “provides free produce to the neighborhood, churches, food pantries, and more.” Can you imagine someone starting a project like this here… Continue Reading →

The greening of New England

Just how green is New England? A lot more than you probably think Q: Can you guess what percentage of New England’s power comes from alternative sources? A: 40%! We’ve come a long way. But don’t pat yourself on your… Continue Reading →

Millville Lake

A Hasty Assessment of the Issues facing Millville Lake: Native and non-native invasive plants, invasive animals (Chinese Mystery Snail), and Water Quality Prepared by Bonnie Wright Candidate for NH House of Representatives   At noontime on Friday, Janet Breslin Smith mentioned some… Continue Reading →

Maternal Mortality Rates

Increasingly, US Moms are dying during childbirth or immediately following delivery. This shouldn’t be happening. But it is. Why? In 2011, only 18 states had a maternal mortality review board. By 2016, that number had doubled to at least 38… Continue Reading →

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