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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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

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

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 […]

San Francisco Bans Fossil Fuels

An exemplary city solution to avoid climate catastrophe

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved legislation prohibiting new fossil fuel leases on city-owned property in an effort to combat climate change. istock image

By Center for Biological Diversity, EcoWatch

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved legislation on November 13, 2016 prohibiting the […]

Vermont Research Climate Change News

Let Me Tell You ‘Bout the Birds and the Bees, Lakes, Maples … And The Climate!

Lake Champlain. Photo by Ammunation, Wikimedia Commons

By Kirsti Blow

Recent research has pointed to cause for worry about the long-term health of Lake Champlain. According to Vermont researchers, the lake is more susceptible to […]