Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing

Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing

"I remember putting a dime and a penny on the dashboard of the car in the sun. My mom would reach for the dime, and I'd tell her to wait, that I was conducting an experiment. The copper penny would get warmer faster than the shiny dime."  And thus Liz Burakowski dates her fascination with the "albedo" back to when she was 5 or 6 years old.

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How One Student Went from Great Bay Community College to Researching Vibrio at UNH

How One Student Went from Great Bay Community College to Researching Vibrio at UNH

Sometimes it just takes a nudge, a suggestion, a gentle push in one direction for a person to find their way. For Jackie Lemaire, it was an invitation.

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Tea Partiers and traditional Republicans are split on science

Tea Partiers and traditional Republicans are split on science

It is very common these days to hear references to Republicans having conflicts with science. But if a new study just out in the journal Environmental Politics is correct, the conflict between "Republicans" and the scientific community may really boil down to a conflict between scientists and today's so-called Tea Party. The paper suggests that on a large array of scientific topics, members of the Tea Party diverge markedly from more traditional members of the GOP.

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Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats

Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats

With fecal bacterial contamination and naturally occurring Vibrio pathogens on the rise, there’s a lot working against the economic viability of Maine and New Hampshire’s shellfish flats. And the growing problem raises the specter of serious public health consequences.

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Stream Safari gets kids (and teachers) into NH rivers

Stream Safari gets kids (and teachers) into NH rivers

NH EPSCoR's Stream Safari program made the cover of Nashua Telegraph's November 2nd paper.

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Students Find Common Ground, Language Through STEM

Students Find Common Ground, Language Through STEM

NH EPSCoR's Faculty Seed Grant program helps NH students find common ground, language through STEM this summer in the EXCELL program at UNH Manchester.

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The Oyster is Their World

The Oyster is Their World

UNH's research associate professor Steve Jones is looking at environmental conditions that favor Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a pathogenic strain commonly found in oysters. He hopes to one day be able to tell fisherman when it is safe to harvest and when not to.

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Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp

Teens Investigate New Ways to use Smartphones at Camp

This summer, in the Stem Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester, 14 New Hampshire high school students were doing something extraordinary- using computer science to build their own mobile applications.

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News

  • Feb 27 2015 - 11:28am

    Snow Research, Snow Albedo, and Picture Post

    The Snow Group watches how the surface albedo of the snowpack changes over time. We may not think about it, but pollutants are carried with the air and deposited in and on top of the snowpack, where they may impact albedo. Having a day-by-day 360-degree view of the sample sites will hopefully provide enough visual clues as to what has happened over the last day, and assist in interpreting changes in the data.


  • Feb 18 2015 - 11:40am

    Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing

    Albedo? Sounds like a Puerto Rican marinade involving garlic and vinegar. Wait, no, that's adobo, which helps make pulled pork delicious but has nothing to do with reflectivity. Cuban sandwich, anyone?


  • Jan 22 2015 - 2:12pm

    Blending Natural Resources and Economic Development

    New Hampshire’s natural beauty—from our coastline to the forests to the thousands of rivers and lakes that connect it all together—not only supports NH's critical tourism economy, but is also why so many visitors end up moving here. However, NH faces a significant challenge in the future. Can we maintain robust economic development and associated population growth while retaining the natural beauty and resources that are the foundation of the state’s quality of life and the real NH advantage?


  • Jan 13 2015 - 4:00pm

    The Economic Impact of NH’s Community Colleges

    Adding annually to the pool of highly educated and skilled labor is among the most important benefits higher education institutions provide. New Hampshire’s ability to retain and attract businesses that will keep the state’s economy strong is reliant on the state’s capacity to generate a skilled workforce. The most significant role of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) is in preparing state residents with the education and training they need to be successful.


Events

  • Mar 11 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Spring 2015 Environmental Colloquium Series: Reconstructing lake thermal structure in a changing climate.

    Plymouth State University
    BOYD Science Center
    Room 001

    Jasmine Saros (U.Maine)
    Associate Director & Professor
    Climate Change Institute & School of Biology & Ecology


  • Mar 18 2015 - 12:00am - Mar 20 2015 - 12:00am

    The 39th Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Environmental Biologists
    In 2015, the New Hampshire Water & Watershed Conference is changing format to coordinate with the New England Association of Environmental Biologists (NEAEB) on a joint conference on March 18-20, 2015 at the Attitash Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center in Bartlett, NH.


  • Mar 18 2015 - 6:00pm

    Portsmouth Science Cafe: From Concept to Commercialization
    Free two-hour gatherings with a panel of experts.  Held at the Portsmouth Brewery in the Jimmy LaPanza Lounge from 6 to 8 p.m.

    How can companies develop breakthrough technologies by collaborating with universities?


  • Mar 25 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Spring 2015 Environmental Colloquium Series: Cape Wind renewable energy project.

    Plymouth State University
    BOYD Science Center
    Room 001

    Charlie Natale
    President & CEO, ESS Group


  • Mar 31 2015 - 7:30am

    Maine Sustainability & Water Conference

    A session at this year’s Maine Sustainability & Water Conference will look at how changes in coastal water quality are affecting – or projected to affect – beaches and shellfish beds in Maine and New Hampshire. Led by NEST researchers Kathleen Bell, UMaine and Kevin Gardner, UNH, presenters will discuss what new tools, methods, data, and collaborative approaches are available to help anticipate changes, understand the impacts of these changes, and guide regional and local responses to these changes.

    The 2015 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME. Registration is $45 and includes lunch and admission to all sessions.


  • Apr 15 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Spring 2015 Environmental Colloquium Series: Resilience of New Hampshire's hydrology to disturbance.

    Plymouth State University
    BOYD Science Center
    Room 001

    Mark Green
    Associate Professor of Hydrology
    Plymouth State University


  • Apr 22 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Spring 2015 Environmental Colloquium Series: Growing granite...joys and challenges of farming in New Hampshire.

    Plymouth State University
    BOYD Science Center
    Room 001

    Suzanne Brown
    Executive Director at New Hampshire
    Institute of Agriculture and Forestry


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Whats New

Research Currents 2014 Edition
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The Data Discovery Center (DDC) is a digital library that provides access to a broad suite of data sets generated by the New Hampshire and Maine EPSCoR programs. Current holdings include atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial sensor data, imagery, model results, and survey data, in support of the Ecosystems and Society Project, the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST), and the Ecosystems Computing Challenge (ECC).




Want to help with science research on behalf of the environment? Citizen science projects need your help - counting species, monitoring water and weather and more. Sort by state, how much time you can spend, or topic to find the best project for you!

 


 

NH Science and Technology Plan

S&T Plan

Innovation and technological advances are the keys to economic prosperity for all New Hampshire residents.

 

 

2014 Data Toolkit for Key Indicators (including New Hampshire STEM Education Outcomes)

 


Strategic Economic Plan for NH

Economic Plan thumbnailThe Business and Industry Association’s new strategic economic plan for the state concludes that one of the best investments New Hampshire can make for a prosperous future is to develop a highly skilled workforce — one that is especially in tune with our burgeoning advanced manufacturing and high-tech sectors.

 


NH Environmental Literacy Plan

ELP