Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

To Mow or Not to Mow is the Question!

Robotic Mowing — an Eco-conscious Solution

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Seth Deere

Robotic mowing, a topic that has only gained and will continue to gain popularity as time goes on. How many of you were aware of them two years, five years, 20 years ago? Yes, 20 years. […]

Nine Everyday Household Products That Keep Bugs Away

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Bugs are the household annoyance that you can never seem to conquer. While there are many insect-repelling products on the market, some of the best products to rid your home of these pests are already in your kitchen cabinets. From basil and hot sauce to dish soap and WD-40, check […]

Picnics and Pollution: Being Mindful of Your Waste This Summer

Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District

When planning summer activities, it’s important to be mindful of the waste you are producing and where it goes. Picnics in particular are a popular summer pastime, but are often accompanied by a multitude of single-use products. These disposable products require minimal cleanup, but aren’t recyclable and […]

Carving Out a Way of Life

Watercolor Painting by Joyce Dutka

David Fried

I found a path from my new place that led to a great humming. Apple trees in full blossom in rows smothered in white and pink heavenly clouds of great-smelling flowers filled the sky and the air around me. Heaven on earth. I was […]

Automobile Pollution Linked to Alzheimer’s AND Cardiovascular Diseases

Brake dust from semi-metallic brake pads have been attributed as a cause of Alzheimer’s cardiovascular disease (CD). (Image:

Larry Plesent

The verdict is in. We now have solid evidence from multiple studies that ultra-fine particulates emitted from coal burning power plants, diesel-fueled vehicle and semi metallic brake pads are at the root […]

A Focus on Outdoor Air Pollution

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Janis B. Petzel, MD

In this article, we will focus on outdoor air pollution, the health effects of breathing in bad air, and the ongoing legal battle to regulate human-caused air pollutants. The pending Supreme Court decision on Ohio versus EPA could drastically set back the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability […]

To Win the Race Against Climate Change, Embrace “YES IN MY BACKYARD”

Peter Dugas

“There’s no free lunch when it comes to energy. There are always costs and benefits. There are always impacts that some people think are terrific and other people think are not too good. There are always tradeoffs… but we are in an existential race against climate change,” said Senator Angus King […]

Time to Join Mother Nature

We must listen to Mother Nature to help in the fight against climate change. (Flickr/Philofoto)

Alan Betts

The Exxon senior scientist James Black modeled the impact of doubling CO2 on climate in 1978 and told management that they would have a period of only five to 10 years before they […]

The Global Temperature Is Still Rising

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James Hansen, Pushker Kharecha, Makiko Sato, 16 May 2024

Global temperature (12-month mean) is still rising at 1.56°C relative to 1880-1920 in the GISS analysis through April (Fig. 1). (Robert Rohde reports that it is 1.65°C relative to 1850-1900 in the BerkeleyEarth analysis.) Global temperature is […]

EPA Reminds New Englanders to Use Free Air Quality Monitoring Tools this Summer

With the onset of warmer weather, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urges New Englanders to be aware of the increased risk of ground-level ozone (often referred to as smog) and fine particle air pollution, especially when combined, and to take precautions when air quality levels are predicted to be hazardous. EPA and the New England […]