UVM students against the fracked gas pipeline

Amidst a growing chorus of opponents, a group of University of Vermont students called on the Vermont Public Service Board to side with the state’s largest environmental groups and a majority of public comments and deny a Certificate of Public Good for the proposed fracked gas pipeline through Addison County.

Green Mountain Power partners with UVM

GMP President and CEO Mary Powell announces the signing of a a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership between GMP and the University of Vermont, on Tuesday at the university's Aiken Center. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

UVM students will have the opportunity to intern, job-shadow or research renewable energy projects with GMP at its new $2.9 million Energy Innovation Center in Rutland. In exchange, GMP will help students eager to learn and enter the workforce.

Labor activists to deliver petition to Sodexo offices in support of UVM workers

News Release — United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America Nov. 22, 2013 Vermont Contact: Kelly Mangan, Organizer Vermont Fair Food Campaign, 802-324-6560, [email protected] Massachusetts Contact: Peter Knowlton, President Northeast Region – United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), 774-264-0110, [email protected] On Tuesday, Vermont Sodexo employees will be receiving support from Massachusetts-based […]

Zakrzewska: Stressed kids apt to have unhealthy behaviors

Health statistics are alarming. Our kids are getting overweight, they use nicotine products, and they might be the first generation in the United States that will live shorter lives than their parents.

Vermont State Colleges won’t approve proposed Sodexo changes

The Vermont State Colleges has joined the University of Vermont in calling on food-service provider Sodexo to hold off on the implementation of changes in the way it classifies employees. In a letter to Sodexo issued Tuesday, VSC Chancellor Tim Donovan said the colleges could not approve Sodexo’s proposed changes in assessing the status of full-time […]

Students dissent for future of humanity

rally by students from the University of Vermont, under the banner of Student Climate Culture, culminated in a direct action in front of a concurrent Board of Trustees meeting.

A force of nature: Hub Vogelmann

Hubert "Hub" Vogelmann, a longtime professor of botany at UVM and a leader in conservation efforts in Vermont, died Oct. 11, 2013, at the age of 84.

A remembrance of the career of seminal UVM conservationist and acid-rain detective

Frustrated students confront UVM’s investing process

Members of the student activist group Student Climate Culture, along with allies from VSTEP, Students Stand Up, protested the lack of student voice on the issue of fossil fuel divestment at the University of Vermont.

UVM, Vermont Law School to partner on law degree

The Vermont Law School campus in South Royalton. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

Plan would allow students to earn undergraduate degree in three years, law degree in two.

Facing climate change: Collapse or adaptation? Biologist says humans can adjust to warmer world

Amy Seidl is a lecturer in the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont. Photo by Audrey Clark/VTDigger

We don’t just have a signal of change, like more precipitation, we have multiple and varying signals, with a lot of noise.

SCOV Law Blog: UVM vs. student over in-state tuition

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The Legislature gave UVM the ability to define eligibility for in-state tuition, but it insisted that the school presume that a student who establishes a residence in Vermont to attend UVM does so for in-state tuition status and should be denied.

Deal sets stage for UVM purchase of the Taft building, Burlington School District’s acquisition of St. Joseph School

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The two institutions seem to have finally found a way around a stumbling block that’s long stood in the way of a deal — the will of a long-deceased Burlington philanthropist.

Facing climate change: Vermont’s biggest polluters

The J.C. McNeil plant in Burlington's Intervale generates electricity for Burlington, mostly from wood. Photo courtesy Burlington Electric Department

Vermont has the lowest emissions of any state in the country. Even still, its top six polluters release just over 849,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases annually, about 10 percent of Vermont’s total.

Biologist Paul Ehrlich gives dire prediction for global civilization

Paul Ehrlich spoke about the collapse of civilization due to environmental problems on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the University of Vermont. Photo by Audrey Clark

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.

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