In a 5-0 vote, the Richmond Water and Sewer Commission voted Monday night to remain in the Vermont Fluoridation Program, meaning the town must raise its fluoride levels to those required by the state.
After residents voted against selling their local utility to Vermont Electric Cooperative, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority has coordinated contracts with other municipal electric companies and line workers while the local government weighs options.
The batteries act like generators, providing a backup when the grid goes down and kicking in during periods of high energy usage, which lowers prices for ratepayers.
Professor Elena Conis argues the current science denialism movement — led by anti-vaxxers, climate deniers and Covid-19 skeptics — has its roots in efforts by industry and right-wing think tanks to cast doubt on science.
Melany Kahn’s new children’s book, “Mason Goes Mushrooming,” celebrates a family tradition of foraging seeded by her late parents, Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason.
“We're used to our rich hardwood, northern forests — that's the landscape we're really familiar with in Vermont,” The Nature Conservancy’s spokesperson said. “This is so different.”
Together, a number of programs could give drivers thousands of dollars in incentives toward an electric vehicle — but not everyone can stack those perks.
A member of the public initially spotted a “milky, frothy discharge” in the stream underneath the bike path at Leddy Park on Wednesday.
“Parents and caregivers can take comfort in knowing that the water their kids are consuming at their school and child care is now safer,” said Health Commissioner Mark Levine.
“Every part of our policy program is infused and concentrated on climate change and environmental justice — the most modern and relevant environmental issues that people who want to make change need to study,” said Jennifer Rushlow, dean of the new Vermont School for the Environment.