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Suzanna Jones: The business of climate change

How should Vermont respond to climate change? Few Vermonters would say, “Make money from it.” However, this was the theme of a recent conference.

Climate change may have economic potential for Vermont

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Gov. Shumlin and some 400 Vermonters attended the summit, discussing how large-scale innovations can help the state reap economic benefits that may come with climate change.

Vermont Commons student testifies at the Youth Climate Action Summit in Montpelier

Vermont Commons School senior NORA HILL of Jericho testified before the Senate Government Operations Committee at the Youth Climate Action Summit on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Nate Freeman: Vermont’s climate questions

The climate change conference this week provides a good opportunity to ask climate-relevant questions in context to driving factors such as population, governance and social attitudes here in Vermont.

Joe Fusco: Benefitting Vermont’s economy by rewarding innovative climate solutions

The Vermont Council on Rural Development is hosting the state’s first Summit on Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change on Feb. 18 at Vermont Technical College.

Rob Roper: Vermont should learn from Google

Vermont’s goal of reaching 90 percent renewable energy by 2050 is worse than worthless. It’s potentially damaging to our economy as well as our natural environment while providing nothing in return.

Sanders: Senate Republicans ignore science on global warming

Senate Republicans today refused to acknowledge the scientific consensus that global warming is a real, man-made threat to the planet and that time is running out to stop burning the fossil fuels scientists blame for worldwide climate change.

Benjamin Ryan: Climate change migration

Even as evidence surrounding anthropogenic climate change and its projected adverse impacts on human migration has grown to a substantial volume in the past couple of decades, it remains a peripheral concern in the policy discussions of the United Nations.

Vermont Humanities Council event: International climate researcher discusses changes in cold regions

Pam Pearson, director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, will discuss changes in the globe’s regions of ice and snow in a talk at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier on January 7 at 7:00 pm.

Elizabeth Courtney: Bold action on climate change

Today, we have the communications technology that can take a bold, local initiative to a global level in an instant.

Montpelier recognized as climate action champion

Montpelier has been named as one of 16 U.S. Communities Recognized as Climate Action Champions for Leadership on Climate Change.

Shumlin administration, task force make climate change recommendations

Waitsfield's Great Eddy Covered Bridge was one of many damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. VTDigger file photo

The authors of the report say they want to to eliminate “administrative obstacles” from FEMA that make it difficult for communities to adequately prepare for future storm events.

Ann Ingerson: Your watershed group to the rescue

It will take sustained effort to help our waterways regain health and become more resilient to severe storms.

Barrie Dunsmore: Good news – and bad – on U.S.-China carbon agreement

The new agreement, signed by President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing last week, could well be a game changer.

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