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Deb Markowitz speaks to UVM audience.


The Trump Transition and the Environment: Rumors and Realities

The first weeks of the Trump Administration have seen a flurry of executive and congressional activity aimed at rolling back Obama era environmental protections. This should not be surprising, since on the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to reign in the EPA, shrinking it in both size and scope. He promised to eliminate ...

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Save the Bees? There’s an App for That

A new mobile app will help farmers to make a business case for protecting endangered bees. 

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The Secret of Scientists who Impact Policy

Scientists have greater policy influence when they engage directly with stakeholders, UVM study finds.

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Reboot Gitmo for Science

Let's turn the military prison into a marine research lab and peace park, says UVM's Joe Roman. 

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Bee Decline Threatens U.S. Crop Production

The first national map of U.S. wild bees shows essential pollinators are disappearing in key farmlands.

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Scientific Road Trip: Boston or Bust

Five Gund researchers were handpicked to present at AAAS, the world’s largest general science conference.

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UVM's Stephanie Seguino is photographed between two police cars on a Vermont snowy day.


Vermont Police Data Show Racial Disparities in Traffic Policing

UVM study reveals notable disparities in how police officers from 29 departments across Vermont treat drivers by race.

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Study: Climate Change Could Outpace EPA Lake Champlain Protections

Powerful new model indicates that current pollution standards may be inadequate to ward off worsening algae bloom.

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UVM Experts on Trump’s 100-Day Plan

Experts evaluate the President-elect's 100-day plan, from boosting the ailing coal sector, to scrapping global climate commitments.

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An elephant observes zebras and other animals in Namibia's Etosha National Park.


Study: Elephant Poaching Costs Africa $25 Million Per Year in Lost Tourism

New research shows investing in elephant conservation is smart economic policy for many African countries.

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