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10-06-2017

Global Kids Study: More Trees, Less Disease

Children in watersheds with greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for kids under the age of five.

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subdivision in forest

09-19-2017

Report: Vermont Losing 1,500 Acres of Forest Every Year

New England has been losing forestland to development at a rate of sixty-five acres per day—and Vermont is losing 1,500 acres of forest every year—according to a new report released today by the Harvard Forest and a team of authors from across the region including two scientists at the University of Vermont.

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Historic UVM buildings on University Row

09-06-2017

UVM Hosting National Summit on Emerging Climate Economy

The University of Vermont is hosting the Catalysts of the Climate Economy (cc:econ) September 6-8, a national innovation summit that will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders to gear up for the next stage of economic development and prosperity in a low-carbon future. The event's goal is to accelerate ...

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04-11-2017

Gund Family Donates $6 Million to Create Institute for Environment at UVM

A $6 million gift will establish the Gund Institute for Environment, UVM's first university-wide environment institute.

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04-10-2017

Deep in Cree Country

The packing list for professor Dave Massell’s History 395 field trip reads in part: “. . . long underwear; warm boots (Bean boots with extra socks OK; boots with felt liners good); TWO sleeping bags.” Certainly not luggage for a typical spring break itinerary.

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old growth forest

04-06-2017

New Forestry From Old Growth

New results from a fifteen-year study on Mount Mansfield and at the University of Vermont's research forest come to a surprising conclusion: imitating old-growth forests enhances carbon storage in managed forestland far better than conventional forestry techniques.

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