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Former Vice President Al Gore, who received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work addressing climate change, will present his solutions to addressing global warming at the University of Vermont next week. The sold-out event, entitled “The Climate Crisis and the Case for Hope,” is scheduled for Tuesday morning at UVM’s Ira Allen Chapel […]
DEC plan commits $19 million over three years for water quality improvements. Critics question the funding.
After hedging for months, Hillary Clinton took a stance last week on the controversial Keystone pipeline.
A proposal to build a large development off Exit 4 in Randolph would need to conserve 110 acres of agricultural land, a state agency says, which is more than is available at the site.
At a Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing Wednesday, Rep. Peter Welch drilled regulators about having more state and local input in Vermont Yankee’s decommissioning.
Despite calls for a wastewater treatment plant, the creamery is expected to win an extension of its state permit to discharge 200,000 gallons a day of untreated liquid.
The Climate Change Economy Council launched a series of regional public forums this past week. But it spent much of its first listening session telling an audience of nearly 75 people just what it was — and wasn’t.
Farmers in the Missisquoi Bay area will be expected to reduce their contribution to the lake’s phosphorus levels by 82.6 percent, according to figures from the EPA.
Rowley Fuels agreed to pay $11,250 for a five-day cleanup in South Hero that involved demolition of a new bunkhouse, removal of 425 tons of contaminated soils and foundation to remove kerosene from the water.
Several streams near Jay Peak have not fully recovered in the past decade from water pollution caused by development runoff. The pollution is in part due to a wave of expansion at the ski resort that began in 2009.
“It relies on an enormous amount of assurances from the state, some of which they can’t really promise they can deliver at this point,” said James Ehlers, of Lake Champlain International.
A new Vermont Climate Change Economy Council — composed of two-dozen business, public policy and environmental leaders — is aiming to simultaneously grow the local “green” job market and crop global warming. To do so, it’s about to tour the state to ask a question: Any ideas?
Stephen Perkins, a project manager at the EPA’s Boston office, said it could take 10 to 15 years for the new standards to impact the overall water quality of the lake. The EPA is taking public comments on the plan through Sept. 15.
Soils the city moved from a waterfront brownfield and left exposed in Leddy Park were found to have various levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), lead, arsenic and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), tests now show.