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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Ecological Economic Growth – An Imperative Policy Path

by Roy Morrison

The fact that it was warmer in parts of the U.S. and Europe in February 2018 than at the North Pole should get more than our passing attention. It is time to pursue a global agenda for dramatic and healing change an emergency basis. It is a time to seriously examine and […]

Help stop bee-killing pesticides in Vermont — Voting soon!

The Vermont House of Representatives needs to hear from you as soon as possible to ask for key improvements to H.915. Instead of protecting our bees and butterflies from bee-killing neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides — 10,000 times more toxic than DDT — it relies upon public service announcements, compiling survey results and passive measures for neonic-free […]

VECAN (Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network) News

This March, there are several grant opportunities, workshops, and other events planned. Read below to learn about what’s going on in the world of climate and energy in Vermont this month and beyond: Reminder: New England Grassroots Environment Fund Grant Applications Due this Week – Applications due by March 15, click here for more information […]

Extreme Weather and the Climate Crisis e-book

Every new year seems to arrive on the heels of another unfortunate climate record set. And 2017’s is among the most startling: Climate-related and other natural disasters caused a staggering $306 billion in total damages in the US, making last year by far the most expensive one on record for disasters in the country.

And […]

The Weather Listens to No Man

The damages to the infrastructure of Houston, Texas were massive and long-lasting from Hurricane Harvey. Image: transgriot.blogspot.se

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

The impact of accelerating climate change last year has been sobering. High temperatures and drought produced record fires in the western U.S., and the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was devastating. Preliminary […]

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Skiing, Winter Olympics, Healthy VT, Farms and Water Safety

SKIING AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The impacts of climate change on Vermont’s ski areas were modeled in an article in Tourism Management. The researchers looked at 103 ski areas in the Northeast, finding that many will not be viable by the middle of this century. See also […]

Startup Business Growth In The Climate Economy

Accel-VT to Graduate First Climate Economy Business Cohort

Eight climate change innovation entrepreneurs participate in business accelerator to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric grid while honing business models for success in the marketplace

Accel-VT cohort convene at Burlington Electric Department to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric […]

Tell Snowriders Your Story

Tell us your story! Climate change is such a big, and complex issue that it can be a challenging story to tell! But as skiers and snowboarders, we feel effects of climate change more acutely than others. We notice the shorter seasons, the fewer powder days, and the destructive storms causing mountains to close. Snowriders […]

Live webcast – Holding fossil fuel companies liable for climate change – Jan 25

The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law invite you to a timely and stimulating conversation exploring whether and how the fossil fuel industry can be held liable for the harms climate change is inflicting on communities across the […]

We Are in Trouble

Museum specimin ( Didier Descouens, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

From an environment point of view, we are in serious trouble. Most people are entirely unaware of how bad things are.

Studies published in 2015 gave a peek into the situation. That year, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds […]