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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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LANDS students

12-03-2014

Living on the LANDS Semester

UVM’s new LANDS Program Field Semester is the only program of its kind in the United States. Similar to a study abroad program — but staying on campus — 15 undergraduate students signed on as the first team in the spring of 2014. Then they worked — full-time, all fall — on field-based alternatives to traditional classes ...

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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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12-03-2014

'Planetwalker' John Francis to Speak Dec. 4

For 17 years, John Francis didn’t speak. During his silent years, he earned a master’s degree in environmental studies and a doctorate in land resources. And during those years, he traveled the width of the lower 48 states by foot and walked to South America, earning the nickname planetwalker.  

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climate change summit

11-19-2014

UVM Shares Expertise with Policy-Makers at Climate Change Summit

The top floor of the Davis Center was a hive of activity on Nov. 18 as 55 members of the Vermont House and Senate and 11 state agency representatives rubbed elbows and exchanged ideas with more than 50 University of Vermont faculty and a half dozen administrative leaders. The occasion was the second annual UVM Legislative Summit, ...

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Tony Lehouillier and Yolanda Chen

11-12-2014

The Midge that Eats More Kale

Three years ago, Tony Lehouillier began to worry about some of his purple kale. “It was just weird looking,” he says, cupping his hands around a tall stalk on his farm near Johnson, Vt. “Then the top would start to die. Plants would fold over.” Others had strangely puckered leaves and brown scarring. The blighted kale ...

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