Saving Tanzania’s Forests Benefits Everyone—But Locals Pay the Price

Protecting Tanzania’s forests, a global biodiversity hotspot, would bring $8.2 billion in global benefits, but $2 billion in lost economic opportunity for local communities.
1.	The border between maize fields and standing forest in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania.

Protecting forests delivers enormous global economic and climate benefits, but new research shows these benefits can be unequal—with international stakeholders gaining most, and local communities bearing substantial costs.

That’s the takeaway of a new study on the costs and benefits of conserving forests, focusing on Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountains, a global biodiversity hotspot...

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Collage: people standing in front of a dairy farm building and a speaker at a panel

Global Leaders Convene in Vermont for New Agroecology Summit

The University of Vermont’s new Institute for Agroecology (IfA) held its flagship summit, Seeding Transformation, a global forum on food systems and agroecology last week to mark the launch of its global programs.

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An aerial photo of fall foliage in Vermont.

How Extreme Weather Impacts Fall Foliage

After a summer of extreme weather—historic rainfall, devastating floods, wildfire smoke—leaf peeping season has finally arrived in Vermont and New England.

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