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Montpelier has been named as one of 16 U.S. Communities Recognized as Climate Action Champions for Leadership on Climate Change.
It will take sustained effort to help our waterways regain health and become more resilient to severe storms.
The new agreement, signed by President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing last week, could well be a game changer.
Given the predicted storm events of a rapidly changing climate, what more can be done on less to protect our water commons?
The population of vertebrate species – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish — on this planet has plummeted by 52 percent just since 1970.
Can Vermont be a national leader in incubating small businesses that answer climate change? The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) thinks so.
Many Vermonters, including state pension holders, are calling on Peter Shumlin, Beth Pearce and the Vermont Pension Investment Committee to divest from fossil fuel companies.
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.