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Vermont’s universal recycling law is working, according to a recent report from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The state has seen a 5% decrease in solid waste in landfills and a 2% increase in recycling and composting between 2015 to 2016. At the same time, the law has led to a 40% increase in fresh food ...

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New book on Patrick Leahy -- A Life in Scenes

Sen. Patrick Leahy's 1974 election changed modern campaigns in Vermont. Patrick Leahy’s stunning underdog election to the Senate in 1974 is a story that has not been told in any real detail, but it is in essence the story of Vermont’s entry into the postmodern campaign era. Leahy prevails – in spite of the damning facts of ...

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Trio of Researchers Mine Treasures Left by Vermont Historian

There might be a 50-year gap in their ages but watching this unlikely team at work is to marvel at the impact of the student-mentor model – a long tradition at UVM.

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