A storm delivered about 5 inches of rain in 24 hours in some parts of southern Vermont overnight Thursday. While July has been abnormally wet, abnormally dry conditions only recently subsided in the southern half of the state.
The Vermont Land Trust and the town of Hinesburg received a $225,000 grant from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board to expand and conserve the Hinesburg Town Forest.
State officials say municipal sewage treatment plants, where haulers typically take septage, are often stretched to capacity in a problem that doesn’t have easy solutions.
A string of fires burning thousands of miles away from Vermont is contributing to poor air quality throughout the state, and Vermonters shouldn’t expect much to change in the next few months.
The group responsible for planning ways to reduce emissions and to prepare the state for climate change gave preliminary recommendations Monday morning.
Wild native brook trout face competition for food from baitfish released by anglers. Vermont Fish & Wildlife hopes new signs will help protect the state’s cold-water fish.
Meteorologists say climate change is likely to bring more air quality degradation to Vermont as the western United States continues to be affected by heat, drought and wildfires.
“I can’t stress enough how significant this would be,” Gov. Phil Scott said at Tuesday’s press conference.
At a closed landfill in South Hero, a monitoring well reported nearly 3,600 parts per trillion of PFAS last year — 180 times the state’s safe standard for drinking water.
The study shows that Burlington’s city design causes significantly warmer conditions than necessary.
Cold Hollow to Canada wants to prevent forest fragmentation across land in northwest Vermont, which happens when large patches of forest get separated into smaller patches by roads, agriculture or other types of development.
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.
A new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists a slew of bird species that need greater protections, including a number that live in Vermont.
The Vermont Center for Ecostudies received a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to replace loons lost in an oil spill in 2003. The funds will be used to continue recovery efforts to protect the former state endangered species.