With tag: environment
Fair Trade Recycling Of E-Waste
By Jane Lindholm
We learn how e-waste is being
re-routed and where it's being put to use, get an update on a new Irene Recovery status report and look at the week ahead in the State Legislature.
Regional Report: Bio-Methane Plant Proposed In Salisbury
By Mitch Wertlieb
natural gas pipeline in Addison County is attracting attention of property owners along the
proposed route. And it's not Vermont Gas's proposal to extend its pipeline
south to Middlebury. A
Montpelier-based company wants to build a bio-methane gas production facility
at a farm in Salisbury and then build a pipeline to send that gas to Middlebury College.
'Burn Local:' Officials Concerned About Emerald Ash Borer
By Ross Sneyd
Earlier this week
officials in New
they had found infestation of emerald ash borer in
the Concord area. Now Vermont officials are reminding the public that the best way
to prevent the spread of the insect is to burn local firewood.
Olympic Medalists See "Winter In Trouble"
Two winter Olympics medalists from Vermont are among the signers of a letter to President Obama
saying that due to climate change "winter is in trouble."
Northrop: Long Trail Reprise
By Bob Northrop
Today we remember Bob
Northrop, who died last week at 92. Northrop was a retired teacher who
spent years working on civic causes ranging from the Vermont Electric
Co-operative to the Long Trail. He recorded this essay about the Long
Trail in 2003 as part of a series about notable ideas from leading
Shumlin Announces Release Of New Bird Atlas
A book that's a
resource for understanding Vermont's bird populations has just been published. "Second
Atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont," was produced with the help of 350
volunteers who donated thousands of hours compiling the information.
Down By The Waterside
By Jane Lindholm
Last week the House passed a bill which would
require all new construction within 250 feet of a lake shoreline to get a
permit. We'll discuss the pros and cons of
lake-shore development restrictions.
State Releases Plan To Manage Lake Champlain Bay
state of Vermont is hoping to improve water quality in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay basin, which has been the site of toxic
algae blooms, by reducing bacteria that flows into the bay and finding
solutions to suspected discharges in the towns of Enosburg Falls, North Troy, Richford and Swanton.
Fitzgerald: Dirt Farmer
By Kara Fitzgerald
With mud season under way throughout Vermont, farmers are eagerly
preparing for outdoor field plantings. Kara Fitzgerald, co-owner of Evening Song Farm in
Cuttingsville, says managing erosion is a key part of running a