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The EPA holds public hearings this week on proposed carbon emission standards. Advocates say there could be significant health benefits for the one in 10 New England residents who cope with asthma. Photo credit: Wknight94 / Wikimedia Commons.

CONCORD, N.H. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings this week on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. Supporters of the new regulations say they could save thousands of lives each year. Sharo...Read More

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PHOTO: The latest Kids Count Data Book ranks New Hampshire fourth in the nation for education, but shows there is room for improvement in other areas. Photo credit: Randen Peterson / Flickr.

CONCORD, N.H. - The Granite State ranks among the best places in the nation for education, according to a new report, but it also says many challenges remain. The latest Kids Count Data Book ranked the state in the top five for education, but Ellen Fineberg, executive director of New Hampshire Kids...Read More

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PHOTO: Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy sits on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which is expected to vote Thursday on a proposed constitutional amendment giving Congress and the states more control over campaign spending. Photo credit: Office of Senator Leahy.

CONCORD, N.H. - A key vote is expected Thursday on a constitutional amendment to return some control over political campaign spending to Congress and the states. Dan Weeks, the executive director of the Coalition for Open Democracy, says each state in the union has a stake in the vote, but he notes ...Read More

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PHOTO: Coastal storm damage, like the destruction pictured here in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, will become more frequent as sea levels rise through the remainder of the century in the Northeast, according to a new report. Photo courtesy of the Risky Business Project.

CONCORD, N.H. - While the Northeast is expected to experience an increase in temperatures and more extreme, hot days through the remainder of the century, a new study says the major climate impact to the region will come from rising sea levels and their effect on nearby coastal infrastructure. The ...Read More

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Photo: Help is now available for New Hampshire victims of domestic violence with local shelters offering Safe Haven for pets. Photo Credit: @mlcliff

CONCORD, N.H. - Domestic violence victims in the Granite State who may stay in abusive homes because of concerns about their pets' well-being if they leave now have a place to turn. People who commit domestic violence often also harm pets, and that can make victims of domestic violence feel trapped...Read More

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PHOTO: New Hampshire gets a D in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn’t support – new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The study’s release was timed for the White House Summit on Working Families. Photo credit: National Partnership for Women and Families.

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire gets a D in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn't support – new parents in terms of such things as leave time and job protection. Vicki Shabo, one of the report's authors, says the Granite State ranks near the bottom when it comes t...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds New Hampshire manufacturers have more to lose from disruptions caused by climate change than the costs associated with proposed EPA carbon standards. Photo credit: Taneli Rajala/wikimedia commons.

CONCORD, N.H. – A new report finds the cost of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon pollution standards is modest when compared to lost production due to severe weather caused by climate change. It's estimated the EPA’s proposed standards will raise electricity prices ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report shows New Hampshire could meet EPA carbon reduction rules, expected to be announced next week, through energy-efficiency policies. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CONCORD, N.H. - The Environmental Protection Agency’s new regulations to require carbon-pollution controls at existing coal-fired power plants are expected in about a week. There have been warnings about costs that would be passed along to consumers, but a study from the American Council for a...Read More

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