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Earth Day 2021: Fighting Climate Change Around New England

For Earth Day 2021, NHPR reporter Annie Ropeik hosts a roundtable of reporters from around New England. They will be highlighting innovations and signs of progress in tackling climate change that they've noticed in their state, as well as the issues that are top of mind.  What have you seen in your community that gives you hope? Send a photo along with your  comments and questions This program is a part of NHPR's climate reporting initiative, By Degrees.

Airdate: Thursday, April 22, 2021


Earth Week 2021 runs from Friday, April 16, and concludes on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. As part of the global Covering Climate Now effort, NHPR and other member stations of the New England News Collaborative have marked Earth Week by airing and publishing stories relating to climate change, energy, and environmental challenges and solutions. For NHPR, the Earth Week effort is an extension of its regular, comprehensive environmental reporting, via the By Degrees climate change reporting project.

Reporting From Around New England

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Massachusetts & the Cape: 




Listener Malcolm Taylor emailed: For Earth Day, eyes are upon Livermore Falls. Efforts are underway to return Livermore Falls on the Pemigewasset River between Holderness & Campton to something near nature's original intent. Through the years it has evolved from a native fishing ground to saw and grist mills, to a small "Hollow" village, to a pulp mill, to the site of an 1886 wrought iron cross-gorge bridge, to railroad stop. Now local groups, Friends of the Pemi" - Plymouth Rotary Club - local conservation commissions, and other volunteers have been successful in getting the NH State Parks Division to take over management. But much needs to be done, especially on the west side. There are 400 million years of bedrock geology displayed at Livermore Falls. The river rushes through a narrow channel, and there are spectacular views up and downriver.



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