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Is Spring Getting Longer?

With the first day of spring around the corner, temperatures are beginning to rise, ice is melting and the world around us is starting to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from winter to the growing season as the “vernal window,” and a new study led by UNH shows this window may... Read More

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    - Finding Sustainable Solutions
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    - Bye Waste, Hello Warmth
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    - (Local) Flavors of Fall
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  • Jacqueline Gilbert professor Robin Sheriff
  • Flooded road in New Hampshire town
    - The Soggy Truth
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