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UNH Researcher to Discuss Farming and Climate Variability at March 7 Event

John Aber, professor of natural resources at the University of New Hampshire and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will discuss future climate and land use scenarios and provide an overview of UNH's innovative composting and energy capture facility in his keynote address at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Spring Growth Conference Saturday, March 7, 2015.http://colsa.unh.edu/aes/article/nhaes/abermofga

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Rock Solid: Marble Scholars

The family of the late Marilynn Rumley ‘52 helped to establish the Marble Scholarship program in 2014, which provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Preference for scholarship awards, granted by Rumley’s estate gift of more than $1.1 million, is given to students from New Hampshire. Meet this year's Marble Scholars.

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UNH Recognized for University Research Farms in National Ranking

The University of New Hampshire has been ranked as hosting one of the top 20 sets of university farms in America. UNH has four horticulture, agronomy, and dairy farms, as well as greenhouses, which are centered on teaching, research and outreach. All are facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

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Bobcat Population Has Recovered Dramatically

A new study from the University of New Hampshire and Fish and Game finds that the state’s bobcat population has rebounded substantially.

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How New England could become Farmville again

In a new vision for the region, climate change gives local agriculture a big boost.

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Eelgrass could save the planet

Sea grass ecosystems occupy a small percentage of ocean area but account for 50 percent of ocean carbon storage. So why are we letting the beds die?

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Concerns raised over island’s dying beach grass

One of the beach's best defenses against erosion -- beach grass -- is itself under attack from a tiny creature, and the problem is spreading.

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Naturally UNH

Each turn of season highlights the pastoral campus at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), like a deliberate brush stroke on nature’s canvas. Throughout the year some of the most beautiful scenes take shape among the 250 acres that comprise UNH’s College Woods and encompass the woodlands, streams, and small fields that provide habitat for diverse wildlife. Bequeathed in 1891 by Benjamin Thompson, Jr., College Woods is the University’s oldest and most intensively used land, serving as a living laboratory for students and researchers alike. An equal access trail at the entrance to College Woods provides excellent recreational opportunities for the community-at-large. Story >>>

Biologists studying health of moose population

New Hampshire’s busiest moose checking station was conspicuously not busy Tuesday morning. The small outpost, nestled in the Kilkenny Valley in Milan, is one of six biologist check stations the state’s Fish and Game Department staffs during the annual nine-day moose hunt. With fewer permits issued than in years past, fewer hunters are bringing moose carcasses to the stations for testing during the week. The biologists are studying the carcasses to determine the population’s health and its prospects for survival going forward.

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Bobcats Prowl Among Us: Haunt Birdfeeders, Brooks, Boulevards

It’s on the prowl from three hours before sunset until midnight, and again before dawn ‘til three hours after sunrise.  Each night, it moves two to seven miles, mostly on the same route.

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