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UVM Biologist, with Falcon, Defends Endangered Species Act in D.C.

UVM wildlife biologist Joe Roman, flanked by a Peregrine Falcon, testified at a special briefing to the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee yesterday, calling on Congress to protect the Endangered Species Act. 

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Raj Patel


Food Systems Leaders Talk Power, Policy, Politics at UVM Summit

In the quest to address hunger and malnutrition, the success of some Malawi villages rests partly on another social cause often difficult to achieve: gender equality. In families where men cook and share chores with their wives, women can pay more attention to breast-feeding. That change, with other measures, brought about the ...

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Graduate students from the Economics for the Anthropocene program visit Choiniere Family Farm in Highgate, Vt, and hear from Guy Choiniere about the environmental practices the farm has adopted.


Economics for the Anthropocene Students Dive into Lake Champlain

A group of 15 students stood around a deep pile of cow manure and, between the cackles of roaming chickens and grunts of pigs in nearby pens, listened to Guy Choiniere describe the benefits of organic compost in nourishing the fields of his Highgate, Vt. farm.

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Surprisingly Few ‘Busy Bees’ Make Global Crops Grow

Saving bees is critical because surprisingly few species pollinate the world's most important crops, a UVM study finds.

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Flies Released to Attack Hemlock-Killing Pest

A tiny fly from the Pacific Northwest may provide new hope for towering hemlock forests dying along the East Coast.

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Palm Oil, endangered species, Sumatra, Indonesia, palm oil plantations


Palm Oil Price Change Could Save Tigers, Other Species

Consumers will pay higher prices for palm oil made by companies that help to protect endangered species, finds a study co-authored by Brendan Fisher of UVM’s Gund Institute.

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