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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Update from Bernie

Through the Looking Glass

During what Sen. Bernie Sanders called an “Alice in Wonderland” hearing, Senate environment committee Republicans today contradicted the nearly unanimous consensus by climate scientists that global warming is real and man-made.

With Vermont and most of the country in the grip of another summer heat wave, Republicans on the Senate […]

Energy Risk: Sharp Rise In U.S. Earthquakes Directly Linked To Fracking

Reposted from theenergycollective:

This double repost excerpts the releases for two new important articles in the journal Science. The first is “Enhanced Remote Earthquake Triggering at Fluid-Injection Sites in the Midwestern United States” (subs. req’d). The second is a review article, “Injection-Induced Earthquakes” (subs. req’d) by U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist William Ellsworth.

Read the […]

To Save Our Planet ? … People Power !

Peter H. Bauer June 5, 2013 ©

To relax for a few moments, a visit to the shore of Lake Champlain was an excellent idea. The setting sun was a gorgeous red/orange. The water was as smooth as glass, reflecting the magnificent sunset. The picturesque Adirondack mountains in New York state were […]

From the League of Conservation Voters:

President Obama announced a bold action plan to fight against climate change. Don’t let Big Oil and Dirty Coal block it. Send a message of support now >>

This is big. I mean, really big.

President Obama just threw down the gauntlet on climate change. Just minutes ago, I sat in the room […]

Why the U.S. Is Becoming Ground Zero For the Dirtiest Energy

Reposted from Global Possibilities:

Editor’s Note: Tara Lohan is traveling across North America documenting communities impacted by energy development for a new AlterNet project, Hitting Home. Follow her trip on Facebook or on Twitter.

A few years ago most Americans had never heard of tar sands. Now, thanks to mounting opposition to the Keystone […]

Pack the Paramount Food Drive Returns with 20,000-item goal

RUTLAND, Vt. – With local food shelves continuing to see high demand for their services, organizers from WJJR and Green Mountain Power today announced a 20,000-item goal for the 2013 Pack the Paramount Food Drive.

“While unemployment is down and things are looking up in a lot of ways, the demand on local food shelves […]

Skills-building Workshops for Local Leaders

Please join us for an inspirational, re-invigorating evening and day of networking and skill building to support your local energy work.

rootSkills a retreat for New England’s Grassroots

WHEN June 7 & 8

WHERE Northwood, NH

WORKSHOPS Personal Leadership Group Development Community Building

Join fellow […]

News from Renewable Energy Vermont

Renewable Energy Vermont Accomplishments for 2013:

H.131 – Forest harvesting practices — this bill amended some of the legislation passed last year regarding forestry harvesting practices, including voluntary harvesting guidelines while also requiring the highest efficiency design requirements for instate biomass electric plants. More Info here:

H. 520– PV: Clarifies that all solar […]

The Homeowner’s Energy Handbook

Your Guide to Getting Off the Grid

by Paul Scheckel


“We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy–sun, wind and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I […]

Bernie Sanders: Let States Require GMO Food Labels

WASHINGTON, May 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today proposed an amendment to the farm bill that would let Vermont and other states require clear labels on any food or beverage containing ingredients that have been genetically modified.

“All over this country, people are becoming more conscious about the foods they are eating and […]