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Wood pellets made from biomass. (New England Wood Pellet Company)

CONCORD, N.H. – A new business report says the Granite State has a major opportunity to accelerate the growth of clean energy and the state economy by enacting a program that charges producers of carbon dioxide. Steven Walker is founder of the New England Wood Pellet Company, which produces

A delegation of Granite Staters traveled to Washington last week to drum up support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Included was a visit with Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who supports the plan. Courtesy: K. Roert

CONCORD, N.H. - It's no secret Congress has a budget battle brewing, and Granite Staters including a local brewer just delivered a message to lawmakers, don't mess with the Clean Power Plan. Peter Egelston, president of Smuttynose Brewery, was a member of the delegation that traveled to the nation

PHOTO: Lawmakers will hold a hearing this week on a measure that would repeal the state's involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Opponents say the measure threatens progress the state has made in curbing harmful carbon pollution. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – It's lofty goal for some states – a reduction of carbon pollution of 32 percent by 2030 under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, but the Granite State is already ahead of the curve. State Rep. Bob Backus of Manchester says New Hampshire had a

PHOTO: A new poll finds 66 percent of Granite State voters want to see Senator Jean Shaheen support legislation to address the effects of climate change. Photo credit: U.S. Senate.

CONCORD, N.H. - Fresh off the midterm elections, a new poll finds broad support among Granite State voters - regardless of political stripe - for lawmakers to take action on climate change. Melissa Williams, national political director with the Sierra Club, says no matter which party those polled i

The EPA holds public hearings this week on proposed carbon emission standards. Advocates say there could be significant health benefits for the one in 10 New England residents who cope with asthma. Photo credit: Wknight94 / Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings this week on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. Supporters of the new regulations say they could save thousands of lives each year. Sharo

PHOTO: A new “State of the Air” report finds three counties in the Granite State, including Hillsborough, have work to do to clean up their act. Proto credit: Wikipedia.

CONCORD, N.H. – A new State of the Air report from the American Lung Association finds three counties in the Granite State have work to do to clean up their acts. Perfect timing – that's how Catherine Corkery, chapter director of the New Hampshire Sierra Club, sizes up the report, whic

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Manchester recently made a list of the top 10 most bedbug-infested cities in the United States, and problems have been reported in Laconia and other parts of the Granite State as well. Bedbug expert Dr. Dini Miller says the resurgence of the biting pests worldwide is the most wide

CONCORD, NH - Recent cuts to the state's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) are generating concern among members of the medical and prevention community. They say children continue to be exposed to lead paint poisoning in New Hampshire. Most old homes built before 1978 contain some

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