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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

We Have a Problem

By George Harvey

The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have all the solutions we need, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.

Populations of black-footed kittiwakes have declined nearly 80% since the 1980s. (RSPB photo)

We have a problem. The bad news […]

NH Electric Co-op Is First in State to Offer Off-Peak EV Charging Rate

To help its members realize the benefits of Electric Vehicle (EV) ownership, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) has become the first electric utility in the state to offer deeply discounted rates to members who charge their EVs during off-peak hours.

EV ownership is on the rise and most auto manufacturers are currently offering or plan […]

‘Tis the Season: Plant Your People, Plant, and Pet Friendly Grass Seed Now

As spring is upon us, we wanted to remind our readers that now and in August/September are the perfect times to seed your lawn. Here is a link to an article published in August 2017 about people, plant, and pet friendly seed needing less mowing and less watering, thus reducing our carbon footprint! http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2017/08/23/plant-a-great-lawn-and-save-the-planet/

 

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More on Joseph Mangum in Puerto Rico

The forests around Utuado, Puerto Rico, were largely destroyed by the storm. US Department of Agriculture Photo, Master Sgt. Joshua DeMotts | 1st Combat Camera Squadron

By George Harvey

I last posted on the Green Energy Times website about the work Joseph Mangum was doing in Puerto Rico in “Joseph’s First Two […]

Hundreds of Native Bee Species Sliding Toward Extinction

Pollinators in Peril

Landmark Report:

In the first comprehensive review of the more than 4,000 native bee species in North America and Hawaii, the Center for Biological Diversity has found that more than half the species with sufficient data to assess are declining. Nearly one in four is imperiled and at increasing risk of […]

The Foodscape Revolution – Finding A Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden

Foodscape Revolution

By Brie Arthur, published by St. Lynn’s Press, 2017, 189 pages, $21.95

Book review by N. R. Mallery

’Tis the season for gardening. You may have noticed that some people have been growing a few veggies in with flowers in the past couple of years. Perhaps you have even started to do […]

This Thursday – Seward Weber Lecture on the Importance of Old-Growth Forests with Tom Wessels

Old-growth forests are an important part of our natural heritage in the Northeast, and allowing old growth to return to the landscape is an essential part of our efforts to improve the ecological integrity of the region.

At this year’s Seward Weber Lecture, Tom Wessels, faculty emeritus at Antioch University New England and author of […]

Under-stories: Growing Fruits and Nuts in a Small Space

By David Fried

What if you could grow nine types of fruits and nuts in the space that you would need to turn around with your arms outstretched? If you have one spot in your yard where you can do this and it gets at least one half to three quarters of a day of […]

Residential and Community Scale Biogas – A Missing Link

Biogas generation. Here is a 52 °C thermophile anaerobic digestion system converting putrescible residual organic matter (i.e. brown trays), organic residues from slaugtherhouse activities and biosludge from wastewater treatment plants to energy. Image: http://bit.ly/biogas-power.

By Lonnie Coplen, LEEDAP, CPHC

Biogas is a combustible gas composed largely of methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide […]

Summer Fun for Everyone at Prescott Farm!

Open year-round Prescott Farm has much to offer both to local residents and those just visiting the area! This summer, in addition to our WildQuest Summer Camp (June 20-August 19), we are offering a variety of programs designed to encourage environmental exploration for all ages. Tours, Workshops/Talks, Family Programs and a 160 acre property (with […]