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Mad River and Climate Change

Content information from Vermont Research Newsletter of September 21, 2018

Mad River, Vermont. Image: stage.saltandwind.com

A recent study published in Science Direct (sciencedirect.com) focused on the effects of climate change on the Mad River in Vermont. The study found that watershed discharge and sediment yield are expected to increase with warming temperatures, and that […]

Dartmouth Takes Solar to the Mountain

Nature’s Power Hits Moosilauke!

Nancy Rae Mallery, publisher of G.E.T.

There is a new sight to see on Moosilauke Mountain. The Class of 1978 Bunkhouse of the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, in Woodstock, NH is now powered by nature. The directional orientation and pitch of the newly renovated roof was ideal to allow Norwich […]

Sustainable Apple Orchards

Apples at Scott Farm Orchard. Courtesy Kelly Carlin.

George Harvey

As we all know, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And though that proverb apparently did not come from Benjamin Franklin, as I had thought, it has been shown by medical researchers that apples have significant health benefits. Of course, […]

Microplastics in Our Fish

Bait fish

George Harvey

We have seen a number of articles about microplastics, or microbeads, in Green Energy Times before. Two examples are Larry Plesent’s article, “Microbeads are in the News!” which appeared in December 15, 2015 (bit.ly/GET-microbeads), and “Garbage Patches in our Oceans,” which appeared in August 15, 2015. (bit.ly/GET-ocean-trash)

Vermont Needs a Clean Water Commitment

Lake Champlain hosts blue-green-algae blooms that close beaches every summe. Image:www.vermontbiz.com

By Mark Curran

Vermont faces numerous environmental challenges, but there are two that need our immediate attention. Greenhouse emissions and resulting climate changes are things all Vermont businesses need to address. Unfortunately, Vermont cannot go it alone, and it requires an […]

The Outside Story: Emerald Ash Borers

By Declan McCabe

Jim Fuller, a former park ranger at Vermont’s Grand Isle State Park, described this interaction with a tourist from New Jersey, when he confiscated their out-of-state firewood.

Ranger Jim: “We are trying to keep the forests clear of invasive insects.”

Tourist, as beetle fell from firewood: “you mean like that one there?”

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Sequestering Carbon in Our Forests

Carbon Sequestration: A Community-Based Project to Reduce Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming

View of forest in the Green Mountains. Photo: Lynn Peterson.

By Lynn Peterson

Vermont’s hillsides are bursting forth in brilliant green! And the green color comes from chlorophyll, an enormous tool for removing carbon dioxide from the air, combining it with water […]

Climate Truth: A Plan for Sustainability

Metric Ton Depiction: Flickr, animation by A-Productions.

By Roy Morrison

There is a practical path for tackling climate change, for organizing from your house to your neighborhood, city, state and beyond. It’s clear. It’s simple. It’s three tons of carbon dioxide emissions per person per year as a goal and a measure […]

A Defense Against Extreme Weather Is Underfoot

A soil scientist and a farmer inspect a Daikon radish cover crop grown as part of a federally funded sustainable agriculture research project. This plant’s roots penetrate soil deeply, reducing compaction and increasing water infiltration. (SARE.org)

By Andrea Basche

If you have read The Grapes of Wrath, you’ll remember the catastrophic dust storms that […]

The Farm at Eastman’s Corner

A Shining Example of Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: How One New Hampshire Farm Is Using Good Food and Good Practices to Do Good for the Community

An aerial view of The Farm at Eastman’s Corner and all of its solar arrays. Image © Farm at Eastman’s Corner

By Chris Gillespie

If […]