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Lini Wollenberg


Study: Paris Climate Agreement Cannot Be Met Without Cutting Emissions from Farming

A team of scientists has calculated, for the first time, the extent to which greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture must be reduced to meet the new Paris climate agreement’s plan to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

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Stars of the Seashore Under Threat

Scattered in tide pools, sea stars draw us out to the coastline to glimpse the life thriving just along the edge of our terrestrial world — their distinctive profiles, iconic symbols of the ocean beyond.

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AERO Delivers Unprecedented Performance at 2016 IEEE/SAE Formula Hybrid International Competition

Competing against teams from Georgia Tech, Michigan and Princeton, UVM’s Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO) once again delivered at the IEEE/SAE Formula Hybrid International Competition (FHIC) that took place this spring at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. For 2016, the team won the IEEE Excellence in Electric ...

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Madeline Short


A Day in the Dirt

Anna Herman puts her hands down into the dirt and pulls out a large clump of grass. Behind an old motel on Shelburne Road, she and a crew of about twenty UVM students from professor Dan Baker’s project planning course are chopping through the sod, laying out wood-chip paths, selecting pea and carrot seeds, and turning over a ...

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Students planting trees along steep banks of Lake Champlain


UVM and Burlington Parks Plant More Than 500 Trees in City's Newest Park

The last day of classes at UVM brought more than 45 UVM student volunteers and crews from Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront (BPRW) to improve the newly acquired 12-acre park space behind the former Burlington College property.

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EV charging stations


UVM, BED Unveil On-Campus Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The University of Vermont and the Burlington Electric Department today officially unveiled four dual-port electric vehicle (EV) charging stations positioned in strategic locations around the campus. During a joint news conference at the new Aiken Center charging station, UVM and BED representatives highlighted their commitment to ...

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