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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The nation’s first regional program to limit carbon pollution from power plants
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]