$500K UVM gift targets bee declines

Donation creates fund to protect and study vital pollinators
Images of a honeybee and two student researchers walking through a green field with bee nets.

University of Vermont bee researchers are buzzing after an anonymous $500,000 gift to support threatened pollinators.

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Farm Manure Boosts Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Even in Winter

Decisions farmers make over the spring and summer can dramatically increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions later in the winter.  

That's a key takeaway from a new University of Vermont study that shows, for the first time, that the impacts of farmers' manure use decisions extend beyond the growing season to influence emissions on warm winter days.

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Study Reveals Striking Decline of Vermont’s Bumble Bees

A new study examining 100 years of bumble bee records reveals that almost half of Vermont’s species, which are vital pollinators, have either vanished or are in serious decline.

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