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Researchers Track Golden Eagle’s Path
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.
Golden Eagles Still Rare In Northeast
By Nancy Eve Cohen
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
Three States Consider Leaving Carbon Trade System
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.
Winter Farmers Markets Expand In Northeast
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
NY Stalls On Hydro-Fracking
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
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
VT Tree Farmers Head To NYC
is typically a good time for business. And one of the best places to sell
things is New
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.
Hard Cider Makes A Comeback
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
Republicans Campaign Against Cap-And-Trade
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
City Dwellers Create Alternative Swimming Holes
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.
More City Dwellers Raising Chickens
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.
Companies Give Organic Gardens A Try
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".
Efforts Under Way To Track Migrating Birds
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.
Gulf Researchers Gather Information On Migrating Birds
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.
Volunteers On Lookout For Frogs And Toads
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.
New Federal Lead Laws Take Effect
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.