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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

AWEB Supply, Geothermal Pioneer

A Slim Jim® 40 ton (HR) “POND LOOP IN A PACKAGE” consisting of four SJ-10T plates assembled with frame on skids, 3″ manifold and 3″ flange connections. Courtesy photo.

By George Harvey

Alan Watts had seven years’ experience in heating and cooling when he designed his first geothermal project in 1981. […]

A Defense Against Extreme Weather Is Underfoot

A soil scientist and a farmer inspect a Daikon radish cover crop grown as part of a federally funded sustainable agriculture research project. This plant’s roots penetrate soil deeply, reducing compaction and increasing water infiltration. (SARE.org)

By Andrea Basche

If you have read The Grapes of Wrath, you’ll remember the catastrophic dust storms […]

The Farm at Eastman’s Corner

A Shining Example of Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: How One New Hampshire Farm Is Using Good Food and Good Practices to Do Good for the Community

An aerial view of The Farm at Eastman’s Corner and all of its solar arrays. Image © Farm at Eastman’s Corner

By Chris Gillespie

Mettowee Valley Farm, Vermont

Mettowee Valley Farm, Vermont, by Peter Huntoon

Painting by Vermont Artist Peter Huntoon. “I don’t know how many times I’ve driven by this beautiful farm on Rt 30 just north of Dorset and said I’ve GOT to paint that someday. Well, someday finally came.” – Peter Huntoon. See more of his work at: […]

Burlington District 2030 Challenge

By Barbara Whitchurch

What is the 2030 Challenge (also known as the 2030 District Movement)? Well, the premise is actually quite simple. Buildings account for over 40% of the CO2 emissions and over 45% of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) created in the U.S. each year. (Urban environments emit 75% of GHGs globally.) Therefore, improving the […]

Ecological Economic Growth – An Imperative Policy Path

Antarctic sunset. NOAA photo.

By Roy Morrison

The fact that it was warmer in parts of the U.S. and Europe in February 2018 than at the North Pole should get more than our passing attention. It is time to pursue a global agenda for dramatic and healing change an emergency basis. It is […]

Dairy Air Wind Farm

Vermont’s last hope, for now

This photo simulation shows the proposed Dairy Air Wind turbine from the Holland Congregational Church at 693 Gore Road in Holland, VT, 1.8 miles away. Photo credit: VERA Renewables.

By George Harvey

Holland, Vermont, a rural community on the Canadian border, is the home of the […]

Wind Power on the Farm

Image: Pixabay.com

By George Harvey

Yale Climate Connections, which refers to itself as “a nonpartisan, multimedia service,” produced a recent video, “Wind Turbines Supporting Rural Economies, Keeping Young People in Agriculture” (http://bit.ly/wind-and-agriculture). It looks at how local people have responded to wind turbines in the two Michigan areas with the greatest […]

Gravity Renewables Expands Operations in Vermont

On February 21, 2018, Gravity Renewables, a leading national owner and operator of small hydroelectric projects, announced that it has acquired three generation projects totaling just less than five megawatts (MW) in Vermont. In addition to two hydroelectric facilities located on the scenic Clyde River in Orleans County, VT, the acquisition includes a 150- kilowatt […]

New Hydropower Inventions

Early drawing of vertical installation of GoHydro low-head hydro system. Courtesy photos

By George Harvey

Two hydropower inventions currently going through the patent process could have far-reaching consequences. Both could enable smaller-scale hydro power projects by making them cost-effective where they had not been previously.

Closed-loop hydroelectric pumped storage