Climate Change is Hurting Children’s Diets, Global Study Finds

Rising temperatures contribute to child malnutrition and reduced diet quality
A farmer woman walks with her two children in a farming village outside Dodoma, Tanzania

A first-of-its-kind, international study of 107,000 children finds that higher temperatures are an equal or greater contributor to child malnutrition and low quality diets than the traditional culprits of poverty, inadequate sanitation, and poor education.

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Kesha Ram and Taylor Small

Shaking Up the State House

November 3, 2020, is a day that will undoubtedly make the history books. In Vermont this election day marks — aside from the obvious — a step toward a truer democracy that hears all voices. For the first time ever, Vermonters elected a woman of color to the Senate, Kesha Ram ’08, and an openly transgender woman to the House of Representatives, Taylor Small ’16.

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Four college students with face masks and binoculars in the woods

New Nature Lover? It’s a COVID-19 Side Effect

What does it take to get some people to go outside and experience nature? For some urban dwellers, it took the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say. 

The new study finds that 26% of people visiting parks during early months of the COVID-19 pandemic had rarely – or never – visited nature in the previous year. 

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