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Public News Service - NH: Water

On the same day thousands marched in the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, about 50 locals held a vigil in solidarity with the march. (Joshua Lang).

CONCORD, N.H. – The Native Nations Rise March received major news coverage over the weekend. New Hampshire Native Americans and their supporters held a candlelight vigil in Concord Friday evening. And New Hampshire indigenous organizer Sterling Chase says more than 50 people were in attendan

New England tribal and peace activists raised money in Concord this week to help fight the Dakota Access Pipeline and prevent water contamination. (E. Zulaski)

CONCORD, N.H. – While the Dakota Access Pipeline is being built thousands of miles away, tribal and social justice activists in New England have been busy this week, organizing and raising funds to protect the water supply from contamination. Chief Wompimeequin Wampatuck with the Mattakeeset

New Hampshire fishing guide Ron Sowa gives some fishing tips to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. Today he is among those crediting the lawmaker for her vote this month that blocked Senate Bill 1104, which would have blocked protection of small rivers and streams. Courtesy: E. Orff.

CONCORD, N.H. - Plenty of Granite Staters make a living in the wildlife recreation industry, and some say a vote earlier this month on the Clean Water Act is worthy of Thanksgiving gratitude. Ron Sowa, a licensed New Hampshire fishing guide, said his business depends on clean water. A 2011 study fr

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

A new National Wildlife Federation report says climate change is stressing the nation's waterways and causing hot spots in Granite State rivers, brooks and streams that are too warm for fish such as eastern brook trout to survive. Photo credit: Eric Orff

CONCORD, N.H. - "Wildlife in Hot Water" is the headline of a new report on the nation's waterways and local experts say the warming of New Hampshire's rivers and streams is bad news for native brook trout. Tom Ives is the New Hampshire council chair for Trout Unlimited and says Eastern Brook Trou

New Hampshire conservationists say streams such as this one in Epsom should return to cooler temperatures under the new EPA Clean Power Plan, which will benefit native brook trout and other local fish and wildlife. Credit: Eric Orff/National Wildlife Federation.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire biologists, sportsmen and conservationists are giving "thumbs-up" to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan announced by President Obama this week. Art Green, a New Hampshire sportsman and volunteer coordinator for Trout Unlimited, said climate change 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: The Portland-Maine pipeline, shown here crossing Coos County, NH, is cited in a petition calling on the federal government to issue stricter regulations for transporting tar sands oil from Western Canada across New England and the Midwest. Courtesy NWF.

LITTLETON, N.H. - More than 55 groups and individuals are petitioning the federal government to halt the planned pumping of corrosive tar-sands oil from Canada to American ports for export. Current regulations are inadequate, they say, and raise the risk of catastrophic spills. Petitioners are out

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