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01-26-2015

Got Bees? Got Vitamin A? Got Malaria?

A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals — like bees — continue to decline.

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01-23-2015

UVM Students Find Local Food Hub Inspiration in Vermont

The temperature was 12 below when a busload of UVM students arrived at a nondescript business park off Route 100 in Waitsfield.

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Diplomacy on Ice

01-20-2015

Book Launch: Diplomacy on Ice

The polar regions are thawing. Numerous newspaper and TV stories present a brewing Cold War in cold places, as major nations scramble for oil and mineral resources newly accessible beneath melted seas and shores. It’s a compelling story.

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12-20-2014

Big Data Arrives on a Small Lake in Vermont

UVM alumna Lisa Borre visited Shelburne Pond this past summer and received a firsthand look at ongoing undergraduate research. Lisa herself conducted an undergraduate research project on Shelburne Pond in 1985, when a massive fish kill severely altered the fish community to this day. 

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Youth Climate Summit

12-10-2014

Sen. Sanders, UVM Host First Youth Climate Summit

Sen. Bernie Sanders and the University of Vermont joined forces last week to host the first Vermont Youth Climate Summit. The summit, which sprawled over most of the fourth floor of the Davis Center, provided an opportunity for more than 150 Vermont high school students and dozens of teachers from 26 high schools around the state ...

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Lake Champlain

12-03-2014

New Report: Vermonters Willing to Pay for Lake Champlain Clean-up

Vermonters rank water quality as a top public policy priority and are willing to pay to improve the health of Vermont’s waterways, according to survey data published in a new report by the Vermont EPSCoR Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin (RACC) project. The findings are based on two surveys of Vermont ...

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