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Fair Trade Recycling Of E-Waste
Monday, 04/15/13
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.
VPR News
Regional Report: Bio-Methane Plant Proposed In Salisbury
Friday, 04/12/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
A 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.
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Commentaries
Luskin: Other People's Clothes
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Lee Luskin is repeatedly amazed by the creative ways her children have incorporated the Three R's of Reduce, Recycle and Reuse into their lives.
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Commentaries
Mares: Global Warming Challenge
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Bill Mares
It seems everyone's talking these days about what individuals can or can't do to mitigate global climate change. Bill Mares says it's a topic that even comes up at his local book club.
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VPR News
'Burn Local:' Officials Concerned About Emerald Ash Borer
Wednesday, 04/10/13
By Ross Sneyd
Earlier this week officials in New Hampshire said 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.
VPR News
Olympic Medalists See "Winter In Trouble"
Wednesday, 04/10/13
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."
VPR News
Senate Takes Up Shoreland Bill As Environmentalists Push For More Protections
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By John Dillon
The Vermont House passed a version of a shoreline protection bill last month. But the compromise disappointed both environmentalists - who want to see tougher restrictions - and property rights advocates, who oppose new state regulation.
BirdNote
BirdNote: Horned Lark
Saturday, 04/13/13
The Horned Larks habitat is disappearing.
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Commentaries
Northrop: Long Trail Reprise
Sunday, 04/07/13
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 Vermonters.
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VPR News
Shumlin Announces Release Of New Bird Atlas
Wednesday, 04/03/13
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.
Vermont Edition
Down By The Waterside
Thursday, 04/04/13
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.
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VPR News
Sustainability Of Springfield Biomass Plant In Question
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Susan Keese
The State Public Service Board is hearing testimony on a proposed wood-chip-fired power plant in North Springfield. The 35 megawatt project would be Vermont's largest biomass plant.  
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VPR News
Arkansas Oil Spill Raises Concerns About NEK Pipeline
Tuesday, 04/02/13
By John Dillon
An oil spill in Arkansas may add urgency to Vermont legislation that would regulate oil pipelines. Environmentalists point to similarities between the pipeline in Arkansas that ruptured and one in northern Vermont that could be used to ship tar sands oil. 
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VPR News
N.H. School Tested For Chemical From Nearby Lab
Monday, 04/01/13
By Charlotte Albright
A school in Hanover is being tested for the presence of a chemical that was used as a refrigerant at a nearby laboratory.
BirdNote
BirdNote: They Do Exist!
Saturday, 04/06/13
Ever seen a baby pigeon?
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VPR News
State Releases Plan To Manage Lake Champlain Bay
Friday, 03/29/13
The 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.
Commentaries
Kittredge: On Hibernating
Sunday, 03/31/13
By Susan Cooke Kittredge
Across the world Christians are celebrating Easter today. But as Susan Cooke Kittredge observes, this is a season of awakening and renewal for others as well.
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Commentaries
Fitzgerald: Dirt Farmer
Thursday, 03/28/13
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 commercial farm.
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VPR News
Hopes Dim For Passing Meaningful Climate Change Legislation
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Kirk Carapezza
For the first time this legislative session, the full Vermont Senate will debate renewable energy on Tuesday. In Montpelier, though, some lawmakers' hopes of passing meaningful climate change legislation that might reduce greenhouse gas emissions have already collided with the state's fiscal reality.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: Musical Inspiration
Saturday, 03/30/13
Birdsong has inspired many classical compositions.
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VPR News
Grid Issues Lead To Smaller NEK Wind Project
Monday, 03/25/13
By John Dillon
The developer of a planned Northeast Kingdom wind farm has decided to scale back the project by a third to lessen the impact on the transmission grid.
BirdNote
BirdNote: Young Birdwatchers
Saturday, 03/23/13
How did you get your start birdwatching?
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VPR News
Energy Bill Splits Environmentalists Over Role Of Act 250
Tuesday, 03/19/13
By John Dillon
A bill that would subject renewable energy projects to more regulation has bitterly divided environmentalists. Most mainstream environmental groups oppose the legislation, saying it presents unnecessary hurdles to clean energy projects.  
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Wildlife Officials Concerned About Wild Boar
Monday, 03/18/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials are increasingly worried about a new invasive species. This time it's a big one, wild boar. The invasive exotic species is found in 38 states.
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