climate change

George Plumb: Are we facing near-term human extinction?

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.

Environmental lobbying group endorses lawmakers

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 […]

Vermonters join 400,000 marchers in NYC climate march

NYC Climate march, Sept. 21, 2014. Photo by Don Hooper

More than 2,000 Vermonters participated, many riding the more than 20 full Saturday and Sunday buses from the Green Mountains.

Rebecca Foster: An open letter to Vermont’s climate marchers

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.

George Harvey: End life support for fossil fuels industry

The fossil fuels industry gets its own life support from governments, and that is a huge multiple of what is given to renewable power.

Mark Whitworth: A moral response to climate change

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.

Climate conversation slated for Wednesday in Middlebury

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 […]

Bob Stannard: Sands of time

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.

Elizabeth Courtney: The Millennials — you gotta love ‘em

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.

FEMA won’t fund culvert plan for Vermont roads washed out by Irene

Floodwaters from Irene tore away sections of roadway on Route 100. such as this section in Lower Granville. VTD/Josh Larkin

State wants to use FEMA money to upgrade culverts and take other storm-damage prevention measures, but the change was not included in an early set of goals by the president.

350 Vermont receives grant from the Vermont Community Foundation for annual Climate Change Cabaret

News Release — 350VT July 8, 2014 Contact:Ivy Bardaglio 350 Vermont 802-444-0350 [email protected] 350 Vermont (350VT) recently received a $2,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will help further 350VT’s local climate action by sponsoring the organization’s annual Climate Change Cabaret. “Through this event, we hope to challenge […]

Whitworth: Vermont’s Rumsfeld strategy on climate change

Greenhouse gas chart

Why is it that we obsess about electricity’s 5 percent share of greenhouse gas emissions? It’s because electricity has better targets.

UVM climate change study projects snow, followed by rain

Green Mountain Power’s 21-turbine wind project on Lowell Mountain. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Warmer temperatures will lead to more snow in the short-run, but then fade to rain, according to a UVM study on the effects of warming on Vermont.

Climate change, national security focus of Vermont Journal of Environmental Law symposium edition

News Release — Vermont Law School June 10, 2014 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Media Relations, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., June 10, 2014––On the heels of the Obama administration’s climate change plan announced last week and a recent government-funded report on climate change’s threat to national security, Vermont […]

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