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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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UVM researcher takes a photo outdoors in Vermont.


What’s Nature Worth? Count the Selfies

Pioneering study calculates the economic value of outdoor recreation with social media. 

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