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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Climate Prediction: Global Carbon Emissions Could Peak as Early as 2020

Please tell me the weather next month!

August lilies. Photo: Alan Betts

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

Much of the northeast is experiencing drought this summer. It is patchy because a lot of summer rain comes from scattered thunderstorms. Despite periods of drought and heavy rain, our garden here in Vermont is growing […]

Fossil fuel infrastructure targeted in NY State

Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton spoke about a moratorium on fossil fuel infrastructure in Binghamton in July, 2016.

By Sue Smith-Heavenrich

Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton spoke about a moratorium on fossil fuel infrastructure in Binghamton earlier this month.

Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D/WFP-125th District) and 21 other state lawmakers are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to impose […]

Shopping for Greener Furniture

Due to increased consumer awareness and demand, there are more “green” choices in furniture available than ever before. Pictured is a Savvy Rest organic crib mattress distributed by Furnature. Photo courtesy of Savvy Rest

By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss

While we now opt often for greener cars, appliances, household cleaners and food […]

Imagine this: Painting With Milk

Manufacturing natural milk paint. Photo by William Grandordy: public domain.

By Jessica Barber Goldblatt

One may think that using milk to paint with is a very strange concept. But think of this- just try drinking a glass of milk and then leaving the glass on your bedside table or next to […]

A “Walk in the Woods” Movie

A “Walk in the Woods” on the Appalachian Trail Becomes a Movie

By Roger Lohr

An AMC Outdoors Magazine article referenced the coming movie version of Bill Bryson’s 1998 bestselling book “A Walk in the Woods,” a comical ill-fated attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT). The recent success of Reese Witherspoon in the movie […]

The People’s Pint

By George Harvey

The Peoples Pint is a restaurant and brew-pub on Federal Street, in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It is definitely a different sort of place to eat. It gives the feeling of being an upscale brew-pub that takes humorous pride in being subtly funky, but there is more to it than that. Discerning […]

Summer Hiking in the Northeast

A family hiking at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Courtesy photo.

By Roger Lohr

There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family […]

Ingredient of the Month:

Outdoor Summer Fun and Comfort with Pets

By Larry Plesant

Pets are in the news! And also in our stores, offices, cars, laps, camping grounds and hiking trails. How about some actual straight talk about natural pet products for a change?

Herbal bug repellent sprays last about a half an hour, so […]

Good Plastics? Really?

The cap of this fountain pen was made of galalith, a milk-based plastic invented in the 1890s. At one time, it was one of the least expensive plastics available. Photo by 76Winger. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

Deny it or not, most of us really […]

Lowell, VT School Appreciates Wind-measuring Tower

Donated Wind-Measuring Equipment Allows Innovative Learning for Lowell Graded School’s Students and Teachers

The wind-measuring tower that was donated to the Lowell Graded School from GMP. Photos by Dotty Schnure, GMP.

By N. R. Mallery

In June, 2015, Green Mountain Power announced that it has donated a tower to measure wind speed to students […]