Category Archives: Environment

Merrimack To Vote On Putting Public Water Utility In Town’s Control

Merrimack residents will vote this month on giving the town control of their water utility. It comes after two years of struggle with contamination in local wells, likely stemming from local plastics-maker Saint Gobain. | More at NHPR

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Fear-mongering by the Portsmouth City Planning Staff???

It wouldn’t be the first time that someone is crying “Wolf” over…..wait for it…..CLIMATE CHANGE!  Now, I have NO problem in city officials in trying to head off problems – it’s what humans do as being the almost the most … Continue reading

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New Hampshire lawmakers consider hiking fees on dam owners

The 1996 failure of a private dam in Alton, near Lake Winnipesaukee, caused one death, numerous power outages and extensive damage to highways and homes. In the aftermath, the state instituted a program of inspecting dams to try to avert … Continue reading

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No Rise in Merrimack Cancers after PFOA “Contamination” is Not Surprising

Long before the “massive” contamination of a portion of Merrimack New Hampshire’s water supply, I was aware of PFOA’s. The Teflon adhering chemistry was already on the radar of the usual suspects as a potential source of easy revenue, actual science be … Continue reading

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Authorities Watching Huge Ice Jam on River on the Piscataquog River

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say an ice jam formed on the Piscataquog River in New Hampshire is more than 3,000 feet long — or 10 football fields. Authorities are monitoring it, and they’re concerned that it will cause flooding in … Continue reading

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Does Portsmouth NH’s Bond Rating Account for all that Climate Change Fear-mongering?

Seven cities in California are suing energy companies claiming that their contribution to global warming puts their municipalities at grave risk. That the energy industry giants misrepresented the dangers and in exchange for this malfeasance they should be rewarded with … Continue reading

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NH House votes to boost RGGI fund for residential programs

The NH House not only rejected an attempt to gut New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, lawmakers actually voted to more than triple the amount of RGGI money going to residential energy-efficiency programs, with a special emphasis … Continue reading

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Gov. Sununu Signals Opposition To Offshore Oil Drilling In North Atlantic

Governor Chris Sununu says he opposes oil drilling off New Hampshire’s coast, as the federal government proposes opening the North Atlantic region and much of the nation’s coastline to oil and gas production. | Keep Reading at NHPR

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Mt. Washington Breaks Cold Record Set 9 Days Ago

The Mount Washington Observatory reported early Saturday that the summit tied for second-coldest place on earth, at a brisk -36 degrees Fahrenheit. | Keep Reading at NHPR

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New England Wanted To Use All Renewable Energy… Then It Got Cold

Suddenly the power grid is experiencing strains which aren’t generally seen in more clement weather conditions. So how are they responding? Local Hartford, Vermont blogger Meredith Angwin has been keeping an eye on the grid and she’s seeing an alarming trend (or … Continue reading

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