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Vermont’s annual carbon emissions are 4 percent more than the state’s 1990 levels, a far cry from the state’s goal of 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2012.
Posted in Energy & Environment | Tagged carbon dioxide, carbon emissions, climate change, CO2, Conservation Law Foundation, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Vermont Department of Public Service, VPIRG
NEWS RELEASE — Vt. Council on World Affairs May 10, 2013 BURLINGTON — The Vermont Council on World Affairs is hosting a group of eight visitors from Europe here to learn more about what Vermont is doing to address climate change and clean energy. There will be further discussions concerning energy policy issues in Europe [...]
In a speech at UVM, the 81-year-old Ehrlich, a professor at Stanford University, called attention to environmental problems on overpopulation, evolutionary biology, and conservation.
It’s not enough for anti-wind environmentalists to say we should practice conservation or drive cars that get better gas mileage. Of course we should do that. But those small steps insufficient to stem the literally rising tide.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate environment and energy committees and the sponsor of legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, issued the following statement on Monday’s observation of Earth Day.
University of Vermont – Student Climate Culture staged a die-in outside President Sullivan’s office to highlight the deadly effects of climate change and environmental destruction associated with the extraction and burning of fossil fuels. Students stood silently in the hallway, then began “dying,” sinking to the ground one by one. The theatrical demonstration coincided with a meeting between President Sullivan and Student Climate Culture spokespeople Kerry Wilson and Dan Cmejla.
Rep. Peter Welch today challenged Republican members of the Energy and Commerce Committee to debate climate change on the House floor.
The principled citizen has a duty to dissent when the rights of a minority are threatened by the majority.
A reading of current research suggests that Vermont’s leaders should promote adaptive as well as mitigation responses to climate change.
Following a spell of warm, spring-like weather, biologists at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department observed black bears out of their dens early in March. In recent years, mild weather has frequently driven bears to enter their dens later and to emerge earlier.