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A “Dramatic Photo Finish,” and a Tie for Top Honors

By John Rogers

Some people get excited about fall because of the beautiful foliage, the delightful blend of sunny days and crisp cool nights, and the bountiful harvests of apples and other tasty treats. I love all that, too. But I also enjoy this time […]

Littleton Food Co-op Expansion Promises Increased Energy Efficiency

3-D perspective drawing of Littleton Food Co-op’s energy efficient project, from the expanded parking lot. Image courtesy of GBA Architecture and Planning

By Hope O’Shaughnessy

The Littleton Food Co-op (LFC) held a groundbreaking ceremony this August to herald their store’s 9,500 square foot building expansion. The store’s General Manager Ed King explained in a […]

Kratom …

Kratom Tree Wikimedia Commons

By Larry Plesent

Kratom is in the news this month as the DEA announced its push for the tropical tree to join heroin, LSD, MDMA and marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. No prescription may be written for Schedule 1 drugs, nor may clinical trials be run to determine […]

Berries From Other Lands

by David Fried

It is now possible to grow delicious and nutritious berries in Vermont that people in other countries have been raving about for years.

In Sweden in the 1970’s, I worked on a farm where wooden clogs were worn in the kitchen where we enjoyed a meal of flatbread and a yogurt topped […]

Climate Change, Wine Industry, Apples and Bears with Wind Turbines

From Vermont Research Climate Change News: a summary of recent Vermont research related to energy and climate change.

Species’ ability to adapt to a warming climate has significant implications for future ecological systems. A study led by researchers at Yale University examined grasshopper populations in Vermont and Connecticut finding that species in regions where temperature […]

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The nation’s first regional program to limit carbon pollution from power plants

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By Catherine Corkery

By leading the nation in reducing climate disruption-causing carbon pollution, New Hampshire and the other Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) states have already achieved public health benefits exceeding $10 billion, more than $2.9 billion in new economic […]

Perfecting the Search for Green Homes

Home buyers may benefit from using the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Home Energy Score. This free tool enables home seekers to check the energy use and potential improvements for prospective homes. Photo: DOE Better Buildings Solution Center.

By Hope O’Shaughnessy

Today’s home buyers are becoming increasingly interested in a prospective home’s energy efficiency […]

Top Five Green Remodeling Trends for 2016

By Erin Vaughan

Let 2016 go down as the year of the green remodel! This year, homeowners are overwhelmingly opting to install products and materials that save energy and reduce their environmental impact. In fact, when the National Association of Home Builders surveyed homeowners this year, they found that green features topped the list of […]

Energy Savings and Comfort Go Hand-in-Hand

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By Bob Tortorice

Are you confident in your knowledge of renewable energy options for new and remodeled homes?

I ask this question because I meet people who are building or remodeling and are very excited to incorporate geothermal heat, which qualifies them for a 30% tax credit. What isn’t well understood, though, […]

Get the Facts: LED Street Lighting

Your community can join others which have significantly reduced their town’s electricity usage as well as saving tax-payers money with a smart move of replacing street lights with LED lights. Photo: www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) recently adopted community guidance on street lighting adds another influential voice to issues that have been discussed […]