The illness has circulated around New England, but veterinarians still aren’t sure what’s causing it.
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Stakeholders debate controversial bill to ban chemical treatments for aquatic nuisances
The bill is unlikely to pass out of the House Environment and Energy Committee in its current form.
The EPA has proposed new drinking water standards for ‘forever chemicals.’ What does that mean for Vermont?
As many as 60 of Vermont’s roughly 700 public drinking water systems have detectable levels of PFAS that are below the state’s current standard but could be above a new national standard, according to state officials.
Winter storm sweeps through Vermont, causing power outages, road closures and collisions
According to the National Weather Service, the storm is expected to deposit over a foot of snow in some southern towns and up to 11 inches in northern counties.
Tensions high at Hinesburg meeting over contaminated drinking water
High levels poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances — or PFAS — were found in the drinking water of two more residential homes last month, about two years after the town and state first discovered two wells serving a private residence and the town garage had high levels of methylene chloride and PFAS.
Shaftsbury officials hope a new energy plan will give them more sway amid debate over solar siting
“The size of this project was kind of an eye opener,” said Dave Kiernan, Shaftsbury’s town administrator. “We just need to have the ability to have a stronger voice when these projects come up.”
Federal snow geese hunt will allow Vermonters to bag up to 15 birds a day
The Vermont snow goose hunting season runs from March 11 through April 23, coinciding with the birds’ migration toward the St. Lawrence River Valley.
Winter storm expected to move through Vermont beginning Friday night
The storm is expected to deliver between 6 and 14 inches of snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service of Burlington.
Clean heat standard moves forward on 19-10 Senate vote
Amid debates that have reached a fever pitch across the state, lawmakers advanced S.5, which aims to transform the way Vermonters heat their homes.
In search of ‘balance’: Conservationists wade into an age-old debate as they seek more protection for forests
As lawmakers and land trusts pursue conservation goals, new trends in the state mean Vermonters are having “a really tough conversation about what our forests are, what they mean to us and what we want from them,” one forester said.