Atrazine has been found in streams at many times the levels that kill aquatic plants, a study says. The Agency of Agriculture calls the risk overblown and says farmers use atrazine properly.
Members of a dozen town energy commissions demanded greater leadership from state policymakers and asked specifically for their support for a tax on carbon dioxide pollution to replace or reduce other taxes residents currently pay. Lawmakers have proposed several bills this year in hopes of accomplishing this, including one that would eliminate the state’s sales […]
Organizers say efforts to address climate change have stalled locally and nationally.
Gov. Phil Scott hopes to compete this weekend at Thunder Road, which was recently sold by Ken Squier and Tom Curley to Pat Malone and Chris Michaud.
A company spokesperson said the rate request will be subject to a “robust regulatory review.”
Supporters say the forest fragmentation bill would protect big tracts crucial to the industry and wildlife, while opponents say regulation makes it hard for large landowners to hold onto their parcels.
A bill would make it easier to regulate toys and envisions a database where consumers could look up the contents of products. An administration official says Gov. Scott may oppose the bill as written.
The energy developer advocates a “Vermont way” of doing rail for less money, using refurbished secondhand equipment.
Lawmakers heard concerns from farmers about unpredictable milk prices and from public officials about the possibility of deep cuts to the federal food assistance program, SNAP.
Conservationists are raising money to buy the final piece of the parcel at Exit 4, while the owners have agreed to sell most of the land to another group to be run as a farm.
The most dramatic reductions were seen among species that live off flying insects. A number of factors are believed to contribute, scientists say.
Salt in the lake can promote the spread of blue-green algae, according to scientists.
“It’s our future that’s really going to be paying” for inaction, said Kassidy Abair, a senior at Harwood Union High School. “It’s important that legislators who can make these changes realize that the youth want something to be done.”
“It’s been a big challenge,” said CEO Don Rendall. A legal action by opponents is still pending, and a federal safety agency is investigating the pipeline’s construction.