The group responsible for planning ways to reduce emissions and to prepare the state for climate change gave preliminary recommendations Monday morning.
The study shows that Burlington’s city design causes significantly warmer conditions than necessary.
There is a shocking incongruence between American’s ability to identify climate change as an existential threat and our willingness to treat it as such in daily life.
“Lower-income folks often face higher costs for energy,” says Jared Duval, executive director of Energy Action Network. “It’s the exact opposite of what you would want.”
This is a growing public health crisis with no end in sight. Will we continue to allow big oil to sell the future of our planet, the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren, for its own profit?
While Vermont may not become Oregon anytime soon, it is vulnerable to extreme heat waves — and it may not be ready for them.
A Department of Financial Regulation report says severe weather events will increase in frequency, and so will insurance claims and losses.
Vermont Nature Conservancy staff say these kinds of projects address climate change doubly by adding protections for wildlife as they migrate and increasing the amount of carbon extracted from the atmosphere.
The plan will outline how Vermont, by 2025, can reduce greenhouse gas pollution to 26% below 2005 levels, with strategies to keep the percentage falling through 2050.
The best depth for a mulch layer is 2-4 inches. Any deeper, and it can be difficult for oxygen to reach the soil, which can cause your plants to suffer.
What is unique is that the change mandates will not come from the government, at least not for now, but from the banking industry.
The budget is unlike most in Vermont history because it’s built on a windfall of federal money and makes major investments in broadband, housing and other sectors.
Without radical action: More extreme droughts and heat waves and more wars over water. More extreme precipitation, more flooding and more intense hurricanes. More vector-borne diseases and more food insecurity.
Drastic changes are needed for Vermont to meet its 2025 carbon emissions reduction target.