Scientists released a Golden eagle in Connecticut about a month ago outfitted with a GPS tracking device. Researchers say by following the journey of birds like this they can make predictions about where to build wind turbines that are not on migration routes. Today we have an update on the eagle’s path since it left the state.
not that unusual to see bald eagles in parts of the Northeast, but golden
eagles are rare here. In all there are only one to two thousand in eastern North America. As
part of a collaboration of Northeast public radio stations, WNPR’s Nancy Cohen
reports from a windswept hilltop in Connecticut where a rescued Golden eagle was released into the
The nation’s first
carbon trade system, which started in the Northeast may be in trouble. The Regional
Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, is designed to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions 10-percent by 2018. But now, three of the
10 states in the initiative are considering withdrawing, in part because of the
cost to electric ratepayers.
Farmers markets have
seen huge growth in the past three decades. They give consumers
access to local food, sometimes at a lower price. And farmers can sell without
a middleman getting a cut. Now, some markets run through the entire winter. The number of winter-long markets have doubled, tripled… even quadrupled in
of the world’s largest reserves of natural gas –enough to supply the entire U.S. for more than two years– lies buried
deep below southern New
and nearby states in an area known as the Marcellus Shale. But
the method used to extract it, called hydro-fracking, is sparking a contentious
is typically a good time for business. And one of the best places to sell
things is New
That’s why every year a number of hardy tree farmers make the long trip south
and stay for several weeks — to sell Christmas trees.