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State treasurer releases report on sustainability and issues of climate change

*+-News Release — Vermont State Treasurer’s Office April 27, 2015 Press Contact: Beth Pearce (802) 828-1451 Lisa Helme (802) 828-3706 [email protected] MONTPELIER, Vt.—Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce today released a report that documents a long-term process of constructive engagement efforts to address environmental, social and governance issues related to climate change. The report details actions […]

Eli Dandurand: The next level of action

*+-While Vermont initiatives on climate change are a commendable step, support is also needed at the national level for a broader solution.

Senate votes to recognize man-made climate change

Brian Campion

*+-Senate votes 23-5 that climate change is real and that humans are mostly responsible. Opponents say the resolution is “meaningless.”

Vermont Law School presents ‘Climate Change and Land Use Law, a Strategy to Avoid the Worst Impacts’

*+-News Release — Vermont Law School April 3, 2015 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., April 3, 2015––Columbia Law School Professor Michael Gerrard will discuss potential changes to land use and environmental laws to prevent the most dire climate change outcomes during a free […]

Senate committee passes resolution affirming climate change

Climate March in New York City, Sept. 21, 2014. Photo by Don Hooper

*+-Lawmakers acknowledged that climate change is real and human-caused in a resolution that also calls to reduce Vermont’s reliance on fossil fuels.

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.

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