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Two New Turtles

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest river turtle in North America, weighing in at up to 200 pounds and living almost a century. Now researchers from Florida and the University of Vermont have discovered that it is not one species — but three.

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Two UVM Students Receive Honorable Mention Recognition in Udall Scholarship Competition

University of Vermont students Katelyn Stoner ’16 and Claire Wiggin ’16 have received Honorable Mention recognition in the 2014 Udall Scholarship competition. Named for former Congressman Morris K. Udall and Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall, the Udall Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award given out by the Udall ...

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Greenland ice sheet


Science: There’s Something Ancient in the Icebox

Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything — vegetation, soil, and even the top layer of bedrock. So scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice.

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Examining and Innovating the Food System

Who should own and control the food system? How much additional food production capacity do we need and where? How do cultural values influence food practice? Food systems scholars and leaders will address these questions and more when they convene at the University of Vermont (UVM) this June for the UVM Food Systems Summit to ...

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RACC students on ice


Icy Research Drills Down on Summer Algae Blooms

We’ve walked a mile out on the frozen skin of Missisquoi Bay. Clouds, snow and ice blend into an abstract collage of white shapes. To the west, a thin grey line, the New York shore, cuts the world in two. To the south, a pea-size pick-up truck creeps over the lake toward a pinhead-size ice-fishing shack. Trevor Gearhart checks ...

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UVM Receives Prestigious STARS Gold Designation

The University of Vermont has received the prestigious STARS gold rating, the highest designation, from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. 

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