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Researchers Track Golden Eagle’s Path
Monday, 05/16/11
Scientists released a Golden eagle in Connecticut about a month ago outfitted with a GPS tracking device. Researchers say by following the journey of birds like this they can make predictions about where to build wind turbines that are not on migration routes. Today we have an update on the eagle's path since it left the state.
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Golden Eagles Still Rare In Northeast
Monday, 04/18/11
By Nancy Eve Cohen
It's not that unusual to see bald eagles in parts of the Northeast, but golden eagles are rare here. In all there are only one to two thousand in eastern North America. As part of a collaboration of Northeast public radio stations, WNPR's Nancy Cohen reports from a windswept hilltop in Connecticut where a rescued Golden eagle was released into the wild.
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Three States Consider Leaving Carbon Trade System
Tuesday, 04/12/11
The nation's first carbon trade system, which started in the Northeast may be in trouble. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10-percent by 2018. But now, three of the 10 states in the initiative are considering withdrawing, in part because of the cost to electric ratepayers.
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NH Activists Fight Power Line
Monday, 02/21/11
By John Dillon
In northern New Hampshire, local activists are fighting a power line that would send the electricity south. And questions are being raised about whether big hydro is really green.
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Winter Farmers Markets Expand In Northeast
Wednesday, 02/16/11
By Nancy Eve Cohen
Farmers markets have seen huge growth in the past three decades. They give consumers access to local food, sometimes at a lower price. And farmers can sell without a middleman getting a cut.  Now, some markets run through the entire winter. The number of winter-long markets have doubled, tripled... even quadrupled in some states.
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Cities Looking For Places To Dump Snow
Thursday, 02/10/11
The extreme snowfall has pitted disposing snow against protecting the water. Many cities in the Northeast have run out of space to put the snow and are asking for permission to dump it in waterways.
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NY Stalls On Hydro-Fracking
Monday, 12/27/10
One of the world's largest reserves of natural gas --enough to supply the entire U.S. for more than two years-- lies buried deep below southern New York and nearby states in an area known as the Marcellus Shale. But the method used to extract it, called hydro-fracking, is sparking a contentious debate.
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VT Tree Farmers Head To NYC
Friday, 12/24/10
December is typically a good time for business. And one of the best places to sell things is New York City. That's why every year a number of hardy tree farmers make the long trip south and stay for several weeks --- to sell Christmas trees.
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Raising Money By Making Polluters Pay
Friday, 12/17/10
A "cap-and-trade" climate-change proposal is stalled in Washington. But a similar program has been up and running in ten states from Maine to Delaware for two years  
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Effort Underway To Save New England Cottontail
Wednesday, 12/01/10
From east of the Hudson River and up through New England, efforts are under way to save what's become a rare species of rabbit - the New England cottontail.
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States Develop Strategies To Decrease Moose Collisions
Thursday, 11/25/10
States farther north have launched educational programs to try to reduce moose collisions. New Hampshire may have something to teach the rest of the region.
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Hard Cider Makes A Comeback
Monday, 11/08/10
By Nancy Eve Cohen
In Colonial times, making hard cider - the kind with alcohol in it - was a way to preserve the apple crop. It was even used as currency. In recent decades, there's been a quiet resurgence of craft cider making in New England and New York.
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Republicans Campaign Against Cap-And-Trade
Monday, 10/18/10
Many Republicans in the region once backed climate change legislation, and embraced a policy known as "cap-and-trade" to reduce greenhouse gases. But a lot of Republican candidates in the Northeast are now campaigning aggressively against cap-and-trade.
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City Dwellers Create Alternative Swimming Holes
Monday, 08/23/10
Across the Northeast, people have been cooling off wherever they can. On Cape Cod, it's the National Seashore.  In Vermont, it's backwoods swimming holes or Lake Champlain. And in New York City this month, people are taking a dip right on the street.  In special pools made out of Dumpsters. 
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Farmers Experiment With Oil Crops
Wednesday, 08/04/10
By Susan Keese
Some farmers in the Northeast are in the midst of an experiment in energy independence. They're growing crops that produce the fuel to run their tractors and equipment.
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More City Dwellers Raising Chickens
Friday, 07/16/10
A century ago, raising your own chickens wasn't unusual. Now, even in Vermont, most people get their eggs in cartons, and their chicken wings wrapped in plastic. But there are a growing number of people nationwide who are reviving the art of chicken rearing.
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Companies Give Organic Gardens A Try
Monday, 07/12/10
These days, companies are more likely to be cutting employee benefits than adding any perks. But even in this down economy, some businesses are offering an unusual new benefit that doesn't cost a lot, but that some employees are really "digging".
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Efforts Under Way To Track Migrating Birds
Monday, 07/05/10
As the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues, scientists and wildlife conservationists are warning that large numbers of birds could be lost, and there are concerns about other shorebirds nesting in and around the northeast. Efforts are underway to track these birds and to mitigate for a far-reaching disaster.
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Gulf Researchers Gather Information On Migrating Birds
Monday, 07/05/10
A conservation group in the Northeast is helping wildlife groups, along with state and federal agencies figure out the location of shorebirds that may be hurt by the Gulf oil spill. But gathering that information isn't easy. Researchers in Louisiana are spending long, hot days counting small birds.
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Researchers Looking For Ways To Save Butternut Trees
Tuesday, 06/01/10
By Jane Lindholm
The butternut tree, which is native to the Northeast, is difficult to find these days. Like with Dutch elm disease and the chestnut blight, an invasive fungus is killing the species.
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Volunteers On Lookout For Frogs And Toads
Wednesday, 05/12/10
Frogs and toads and other amphibians are breeding and laying their eggs. Most of the action is happening in places that might normally be overlooked.  But citizen scientist volunteers are on the lookout for them.
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New Federal Lead Laws Take Effect
Wednesday, 04/21/10
Federal regulations designed to eliminate childhood lead poisoning go into effect this month. The change brings strict new requirements for building contractors, property owners, renovators and a host of others who work with lead paint.
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Northeast Environmental Reporting Hub
Monday, 05/16/11
VPR joins other NPR stations in the Northeast to bring listeners coverage of environmental issues affecting the region.
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Study examines waterflow effect on dams
Wednesday, 10/07/09
By Nancy Eve Cohen
A new study on the river is investigating whether water could flow more naturally without hampering dams.
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The Search for Pharmceutical Waste In Northeast Ponds
Thursday, 12/24/09
Researchers are studying rivers and ponds across the Northeast for traces of pharmaceuticals not just from dumping, but from human waste. As part of collaboration with northeast public radio stations Nancy Cohen from WNPR reports.
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