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Monadnock Food Co-op Announces 2022 Farm Fund Grant Recipients

The Wooster family of Picadilly Farm is one of the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund grant recipients. (Scott Hussey)

The Monadnock Food Co-op of southwestern NH announces six grant recipients for the 2022 Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund: Picadilly Farm, Partners’ Gardens, Grow a Pear Farm, Flying Cloud Dairy, Brookfield Farm, and […]

Sheep Keep the Farm in “Solar Farming”

Agrivoltaic Solutions’ flock of sheep graze near St. Michael’s College’s solar farm. (Photos: Agrivoltaic Solutions)

Michael J. Daley

The typical “solar farm’ with large swaths of – to some – beautiful glistening blue solar panels may look like a monolithic ground cover when glimpsed from the highway, but in fact there […]

Oil and Humans, Part 2

Little spinner in Globe Cotton Mill, Augusta, Georgia. Overseer said she was regularly employed. (Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine, January 1909, U.S. Library of Congress)

Janis Petzel, M.D.

How did we go from tens of thousands of years of simply collecting pitch from naturally occurring tar pits, to the mass extraction […]

Warm and Cool Homes – Part Two:

Wallace-Brill Home

The Wallace-Brill net-zero home is a post and beam construction. (Wes Golomb)

Wes Golomb and Bob Irving

Our society’s well-being is dependent upon our ability to move from a fossil-fuel economy to an economy based on sustainable energy. A path to this goal can be described as the “three-legged […]

Concrete Decarbonization:

The Cement Industry’s Decarbonization Plan Is a Good First Step

Matt Power

Uncoupling concrete use and production from the tangled chain of materials and processes required to make it will require more than good intentions.

As recently as September 2021, several news articles, including one in Nature, seemed to take a sudden […]

Groundbreaking Technology Provides Lower Cost Option for Geothermal

A diagram of a home with a double hybrid heat pump. The heat pump heats a hot water storage tank and supplies hot water to the building through the same pipes that the boiler once used. New ductwork (in red) is added for supplemental heat and air conditioning. (Source: Energy Catalyst)

G.E.T. […]

Global Climate Challenges

Alan Betts

Much is happening on a global scale as climate breakdown accelerates and new climate extremes are reached everywhere. Record temperatures in South Asia, reaching up to 120oF, have made life desperate for millions in India, where few can hide inside with air conditioning. Spreading droughts are increasing wildfires. In the U.S., […]

Do the next right thing

Rev. Fred Small, former environmental lawyer, climate activist and Policy Director for Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light. (Photo by John Bos)

We are reaping the consequences of an interpretation of the words set forth in Genesis that God said “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; […]

Flying with Electrons Over Vermont

BETA’selectric aircraft, ALIA, flies over the Vermont mountains during a test flight. (Credit: Brian Jenkins/BETA Technologies)

Michael J Daley

What takes off and lands like a helicopter, flies like an airplane, emits no carbon dioxide or pollution, and looks like a bird? It’s the Alia, a cutting-edge electric vertical takeoff and […]

Hannaford Commits to 100% Renewables by 2024

Hannaford’s Cony Street store in Augusta, ME is North America’s first LEED Platinum supermarket with solar on the roof. (James Helms, Hannaford’s multimedia specialist)

Jessie Haas

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, has announced a plan to be fully powered by renewable energy by 2024. The announcement was made in April, […]