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A firefighter surveys a forest fire at night.

04-27-2016

Insect Outbreaks Reduce Wildfire Severity

A surprising UVM study finds that insect outbreaks can dampen the impacts of forest fires.

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04-18-2016

Vermont EPSCoR Wins $20 Million NSF Award to Promote Resiliency in Lake Champlain Basin

What makes some parts of the Lake Champlain Basin and its watersheds resilient in the face of extreme weather events, increasingly common in a warming Vermont, while other parts fail to recover and rebound?

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Eric Roy

04-18-2016

Intensive Farming in the Tropics Could Require Huge Phosphorus 'Tax'

From the Amazon to Africa, tropical regions are widely expected to play a growing role in supplying food to the world. With global population on the rise, many policy experts and conservationists see agricultural intensification as a winning strategy to produce more food per acre while sparing tropical forests from being converted ...

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04-12-2016

How Cities Transform the Planet

Ruth DeFries, a MacArthur “genius,” explores the global impacts of urbanization. She will speak at UVM on April 14.

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Whole Foods Market Energy Team

04-12-2016

Entertaining Efficiency

Tristam Coffin ’08, sustainable facilities coordinator for Whole Foods Markets, walks through a hotel lobby flanked by two similarly hip Whole Foods colleagues and three button-down executives from the Hilton Hotel chain. They’ve just toured the Hilton San Francisco, studying the massive building from kitchen to guest rooms to ...

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John Todd

04-07-2016

Field Leader, Students Present on Ecological Design

Students buzzed with excitement on the fourth floor of the Davis Center on a Wednesday afternoon in late March. They had just heard John Todd, a leader in ecological design and engineering, present his latest plans to develop a research vessel/classroom/floating restorer to clean up pollution in the Gulf of Mexico following the ...

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