climate change

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 […]

Hans Ohanian: Middlebury’s energy summit a muddled comedy

Most of Vermont’s energy policies are uninventive, injudicious, poorly suited to local climate conditions, and extravagantly expensive; and some do more harm than good, when all the collateral damage is considered.

Bob Stannard: The virus

Think of yourself as being the earth and people as the virus.

Barrie Dunsmore: The GOP and climate change

Now just why is it, that nearly every Republican presidential wannabe has decided that climate change is not real?

Bob Stannard: It’s only a matter of time

The news last week of the rapid melting of the glaciers in West Antarctica is an example of how fast things are changing around us.

Rebecca Foster: Speaking their minds, and their hearts

The people in Shoreham were, collectively and in effect, telling the PSB that the framework it is using to evaluate the gas company’s proposal is as outmoded as fossil fuels themselves.

U.S. Energy Secretary speaks at Middlebury College

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, seated between Sens. Patrick Leahy, left, and Bernie Sanders, answers a question about the use of natural gas during the Sustainable Energy Summit held at Middlebury College on Friday, May 16, 2014. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

The U.S. Secretary of Energy praised Vermont’s efforts in renewable energy development and defended the expansion of natural gas use at a panel at Middlebury College Friday morning.

Deb Markowitz: Vermont’s lessons from Irene influence national conversation

The National Climate Assessment, developed with help from hundreds of the nation’s top experts on climate change, tells us in unprecedented detail that climate change is not some future threat.

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