Projects Include Rural Water Infrastructure for 2733 Rural Residents and Businesses Across New Hampshire and Vermont
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2020 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $891 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in 43 states.
“Upgrading water infrastructure provides a path to economic growth and protects the […]
This is a reminder about today’s public hearing about a new proposal from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) to regulate only a small subset of PFAS chemicals in our drinking water, rather than the thousands of chemicals that fall within the PFAS class of chemicals.
The hearing is today, October […]
The new film, Dark Waters, really brings the need for clean water throughout VT and every state! We encourage all to watch it.
Environmental Advocates Call for Implementation of Critical Clean Water Rule
Will achieve Vermont’s water quality obligations and protect state’s tourist economy
The Conservation Law Foundation, the Connecticut […]
Climate Activists to Stage Rally and Die-in at Cuomo’s State of the State Address. Climate activists from the Hudson Valley and the Capital District will hold a die-in in the War Room of the State Capitol at noon. The groups are urging Governor Cuomo to declare a Climate Emergency, starting with a halt to […]
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced that the State of Vermont has taken a major environmental action to protect Vermont’s drinking water and natural resources by filing two lawsuits against companies for the manufacturing and distribution of PFAS chemicals and PFAS-containing products in Vermont. The lawsuits name the 3M Company (3M) and E. I. du […]
Do you know if the water at your kid’s school is safe from lead?
Check out the Back to School Toolkit to get the lead out of our schools.
Lead is highly toxic, especially for children. There is no safe level for lead in water—even small amounts can have major consequences. The only way […]
Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions to Hold Annual Summit in Poultney — Caring for Vermont’s Waters: What We Can Do!
The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) will hold its Annual Summit on Saturday, September 29 at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT. Caring for Vermont’s Waters: What We Can Do! is a day-long educational […]
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)
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 […]
Farm along the Connecticut River. Runoff from chemicals like Round-Up®, with known carcinogens, run off into the river wreaking havoc on the environment and are threats to human and wildlife health as well as to the health of our waterways. Image: Flickr.
By Jessie Haas
This spring I watched a beautiful cover crop of […]