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Second Deadliest Birthrate in India Affects All of Humanity

Sustainability issues exist among the filth in the Ganges River in India. Image: Wikispaces.com

Frosty Wooldridge

India expects its population to jump from 1.252 billion to 1.55 billion within 33 years. It adds 16 million, net gain, annually. Their human misery index explodes off the charts.

In 1960, India reached 500,000,000 people. Today, […]

Making it Real: A Forum on Energy and Climate – Vermont Event

While the governors of northeastern states meet with the premiers of the eastern Canadian provinces in a conference sponsored by big energy corporations in Stowe, community activists and experts will discuss the perils fracked gas pipelines, mega-dams and their associated long-distance transmission lines, nuclear power, biofuels, tar sands and other false climate solutions, and propose […]

Startup Business Growth In The Climate Economy

Accel-VT to Graduate First Climate Economy Business Cohort

Eight climate change innovation entrepreneurs participate in business accelerator to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric grid while honing business models for success in the marketplace

Accel-VT cohort convene at Burlington Electric Department to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric […]

New Record Levels of Carbon Dioxide

CO2 levels increased during the El Niño period (2015-2016) due the droughts causing less vegetation available to take CO2 out of the atmosphere. Photo: Pixabay.

By George Harvey

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere set a historic record in 2016. The same […]

Robbing Our Children’s Future

Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from tropical storm Harvey rise Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

The weather this past summer was a wake-up call. It was exceptionally warm across the western United States, and there […]

Vermont Climate Change Research: Transportation, Trout, and Regionalism in Sustainability

By Kirsti Blow, Center for Research on Vermont

As Vermonters begin to welcome fall, the state’s environment goes through its many visible changes – and as the legislative session looms, policy concerns are coloring the public discourse.

The prevalence of “fuel poverty” is a hotbed issue likely to be contested, especially following Efficiency Vermont’s recent […]

Tackling Transport this Spring

Alan Betts in his all-electric car that is charged with the electricity from his own solar array. Courtesy photo.

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

It has been a warm winter in New England. Burlington had no nights in January below 0 ºF, and the temperature reached a remarkable 70ºF on February 26th. The […]

Bernie Sanders’ “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In”

St. Martin’s Press, November 2016, 464 pages, $13.50

Book Review by Roger Lohr

During the Bernie Sanders run for president, the book “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In” provides perspectives of the progressive movement in the USA. Sanders gives us a brief biography, how his campaign for president was initiated, and an outline of […]

Vermont Research Climate News

Lake Champlain. Credit: Wikimedia

By Kirsti Blow, Center for Research on Vermont

In light of the uncertain political atmosphere that poses a threat to Vermont’s climate, a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists reveals how clean energy could work financially for the state. With the basis of existing wind and solar power, the […]

Lessons from Marrakech: It’s Time to Invest in Cities

Mulan Wind Farm, Heilongiang, China. Credit: © Land Rover Our Planet | Flickr.com

By Carl Pope

Despite the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, we no longer live in an era of climate doom and gloom. While 2016 will set yet another record as […]