In 2014, a bid to divest state retirement funds from fossil fuel industries failed in the legislature. Activists plan a new push in the new year, and one state senator promises to reintroduce divestment legislation. State Treasurer Beth Pearce opposes the move, saying she prefers to have “a seat at the table” with the industry.
Consider the following ways climate change is making us sick: temperature-related illness and death; extreme-weather effects; air pollution; water-borne and food-borne diseases; food and water shortages; emotional impacts from both the weather disasters and the long-term outlook of climate change.
The year is 2393 and the writer is a scholar from the Second People’s Republic of China, documenting — on its 300th anniversary — the history of the Great Collapse.
It is now projected that due to overpopulation of homo sapiens, by the end of this century an estimated 50 percent of all plant and animal species on this earth will have gone extinct.
The Vermont Conservation Voters released a list of lawmakers they say have strong voting records on state environmental policy issues. The environmental policy lobbying organization says it endorses lawmakers who support addressing climate change and protecting Vermont’s communities, land, water and wildlife. VCV says it will soon release an Environmental Scorecard for the past legislative […]
Somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 of us are leaving our Green Mountain haven this weekend to join some 200,000 marchers from around the world in New York City. Hundreds more will hold solidarity rallies here in Vermont.
The fossil fuels industry gets its own life support from governments, and that is a huge multiple of what is given to renewable power.
Vermont has some substantial blocks of undeveloped land that will be essential to climate adaptation, but even the most remote parts of Vermont are experiencing development pressure.
News Release — Middlebury College Sept. 9, 2014 With about ten days before what’s expected to be the largest climate march in human history, a panel of local experts on global warming will provide Vermonters with an update on the status of climate change Wednesday evening Sept 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church […]
The little boy, who couldn’t have been more than 5, maybe 6, sat defiantly in the huge hole he dug all by himself in the loose sand.
The “heroes” of the new millennium must clearly grasp the urgency of the climate crisis and be ready to take important steps to address it.