Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Overfishing, Conservation, Sustainability, and Farmed Fish

by Coty Perry

As with many other aspects of government policy, overfishing and other fishing-related environmental issues are a real problem, but it’s not clear that government intervention is the solution. Indeed, it might be one of the main drivers of overfishing and other conservation and sustainability issues stemming from commercial fishing. Much like […]

GMP Opens Nominations for 11th Annual GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award

Prestigious Award Honors Vermonters Making a Difference For State’s Wildlife, Natural Areas RUTLAND, Vt. – Seeking to honor a leading Vermont environmentalist and the legacy of a legendary wildlife advocate, Green Mountain Power (GMP) is calling for nominations for the 11th annual GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award. Named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom of Milton, the […]

West Newbury Sunday Forum – Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife

Please join us THIS SUNDAY!

West Newbury Sunday Forum – January 19th, 2020 at 5:00.

Please join us to hear John Austin, a wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. John will be discussing what we know about the effects of climate change on wildlife in Vermont and the northeast region, related challenges […]

From the Sierra Club:

Tell the State Department: Oil companies aren’t above the law! TAKE ACTION!

Dear Friends,

A shocking backroom deal between the State Department and a Canadian oil pipeline company just green-lit what amounts to a new Keystone XL.

Enbridge — the company responsible for the largest-ever oil spill on U.S. soil — has come […]

Dear EarthTalk:

How is it that migrating birds are being negatively affected by oil extraction in Canada’s Boreal forest? – Jennifer Chase, Fort Lauderdale, FL

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine

Each year tens of million of migratory birds “overwinter” in the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast tract of mostly uninhabited coniferous woodlands and wetlands stretching from […]

Alert: Results from CSWD’s expanded testing for herbicides in compost reveal wider picture

The Vermont Department of health has indicated that they would not expect that the presence of these herbicides would cause any harm to those who consume produce grown in affected compost. […]

Living with a Wind Farm in your Midst

What is it REALLY like, to live with an actual ‘Wind Farm in your Midst’? […]


“While many customers are reporting no evidence of the presence of persistent herbicides, we are concerned about the impact on those whose gardens have been affected,” said CSWD General Manager Tom Moreau. […]


A corridor of the Portland Maine Pipeline traverses Vermont, entering in the Northeast Kingdom and traveling through the towns of Jay, Troy, Newport, Irasburg, Barton, Sutton, Burke, Victory, and Guildhall before continuing on through the relatively unspoiled landscapes of New Hampshire and on into Maine. […]

Scientists discover Himalayan Glaciers Growing …Global Warming?

lower-altitude glaciers and ice caps are melting, to the tune of about 150 billion tons of ice annually, which the study predicts could lead to an overall rise in sea levels. He concluded that the higher altitude and therefore colder Himalayan peaks may be temporarily impervious to factors causing melting. […]