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From left, sophomore Gina Fiorile and professors Asim Zia, Lini Wollenberg and Jennie Stephens


Meet UVM’s COP21 Team

World leaders, academics and activists and will gather in Paris for the UN Climate Change Conference. Learn how UVM scholars will impact COP21.

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Vermont Youth Climate Summit


UVM Hosts Second Vermont Youth Climate Summit

The top floor of UVM’s Davis Center was crawling with teens Nov. 20, as the university held its second Vermont Youth Climate Summit. More than 120 Vermont high school students and teachers from 14 high schools gathered at the student center to create climate action plans designed to reduce the carbon footprint of their high ...

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William Cronon


William Cronon’s Aiken Lecture: How Sustainable is Sustainability?

In the 1980s almost no one used the term “sustainability.” Today, it is as pervasive in political and economic conversation as billboards are in New Jersey. From elementary school curricula to corporate chief sustainability officers to United Nations commissions — it’s “a dominant foci in the modern world,” William ...

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Allen Brook, Vermont


Stream Study Raises New Questions About Lake Pollution

For decades, phosphorus pollution has been contributing to unwanted algae blooms in many lakes—including Lake Champlain. A raft of recent research has pointed a finger at eroding streambanks, suggesting that their washed-out soils are a major source of this phosphorus flow.

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Environmental Historian and Author William Cronon to Speak at 2015 UVM Aiken Lecture

Renowned writer, scholar, and environmental leader William Cronon will be the featured speaker at this year’s University of Vermont Aiken Lecture Thursday, Nov. 12..

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No Crap: Lost Giant Poop Hurts Planet

Global decline of large animals – and their scat – is damaging the planet’s nutrient cycle, UVM's Joe Roman finds.

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