Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Who is Responsible for Recycling?

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Roger Lohr

Who is responsible for recycling to reduce plastic, cardboard and paper packaging waste – those who use products or those who produce products? Recent articles in the New York Times and Associated Press informed about the Natural Resources Council of Maine program to address the volatile […]

What Do Net-Zero Emissions Pledges Really Mean?

Ørsted’s Tunø Knob offshore windfarm ( RhinoMind. CC-BY-SA 4.0. (

George Harvey

There is some good news on emissions. According to, 136 countries, 111 regions, 235 cities, and 681 large companies have made net-zero pledges. That covers 90% of the gross domestic products and 85% of the people on Earth.


Ice Fishing 101

A little boy fishing on a frozen lake. (AdobeStock_191502048/Oleh)

Kenneth Reaves

Though factors such as climate change, pollution, and invasive species have long threatened the sport of angling, it looks like ice fishing is here to stay. As northern climates continue to welcome an abundance of prize-worthy catches, anglers from all over the […]

Gifts that Go Green for Your Holidays

Janis Petzel, M.D.

Looking for gift ideas this year that will not only please the recipient but will ease the path to a greener world, and which won’t create (much) pollution or trash? Here’s a list to inspire your creativity. The idea is to reduce consumerism as much as possible while keeping the environment in […]

Stratton Mountain, VT Signs On For Solar Power

Wallingford, Vermont Community Solar Array (Courtesy photo)

Stratton Mountain Resort (Stratton) has entered a power-purchase agreement to be the recipient of solar energy produced by Sea Oak Capital’s 500-kilowatt AC solar array in Wallingford, Vermont. Located 40 miles north of Stratton Mountain, the newly completed solar array has the ability to generate approximately […]

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs and Walnuts

Inside the green husk is a black walnut. Doesn’t it look like it comes from Mars? (David Fried)

David Fried

Black walnut trees were rare in northern Vermont when I first looked around in the late 70s. There were a few in a cemetery in East Calais, and two on an old […]

Ingredient of the Month: Don’t Blame the Cow

Larry Plesent

Twenty years ago, a young man took upon himself the mission of expanding inner city gardens. He wanted to do this for all the right reasons. He wanted to create fresh food, knowledge of where our nourishment comes from and a safe green neighborhood environment. What he envisioned was both a respite and […]

Late Breaking News

One thing that has stood out in recent news is a study by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University. He concluded that wind, solar, hydro powered grids, with energy storage, could meet all the demands for energy in the United States, without risks of […]

Nation’s First Student-Drafted CAP

The extinct species cemetery at Hanover High School makes the point about the Sixth Extinction now underway. (Jeannie Kornfield, Environmental Club Adviser)

Jessie Haas

Hanover High School (HHS) in Hanover, NH is the first high school in the United States to implement a student-designed Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP began with a […]

Green Street Commons

Residents of Green Street Commons in Lebanon, NH. This is an energy-efficient home for adults with developmental or similar disabilities. (Visions)

George Harvey

Many parents of children with developmental disabilities face a common problem. They love their children and provide for them. But as they age, they often see their children’s […]