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Resilience and Sustainability
Tuesday, 03/19/13
By Jane Lindholm
How can Vermont prepare itself to thrive in times of upheaval? What lessons can we learn from the new book Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back?
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VPR News
ANR Shuts Down Moretown Landfill
Thursday, 03/14/13
By Jane Lindholm
The Agency of Natural Resources announced Thursday that it's shutting down the Moretown Landfill. The decision to deny the operator's application for continued operation comes after hundreds of odor complaints were filed in the last year and a half. ANR says Moretown Landfill tried to control odor problems but was unsuccessful in reducing the number of complaints.
Vermont Edition
Renewable Energy Consequences
Wednesday, 03/13/13
By Jane Lindholm
A new report from The Wilderness Society looks a range of different renewable energy sources that we might use in New England and details the impacts and consequences of each.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: Eggshells
Saturday, 03/16/13
Walking on eggshells
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VPR News
As Legislature Reconvenes, Lawmakers Push for Energy Efficiency
Monday, 03/11/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Lawmakers reconvene for the second half of the legislative session on Tuesday. And, despite budget woes and federal cuts, some of them are hoping to stay focused on a goal set at the beginning of the session: fighting climate change and promoting energy efficiency at the same time.
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VPR News
Brattleboro Group Researches Innovative Fertilizer Application
Friday, 03/08/13
By Susan Keese
A small non-profit group called Rich Earth Institute is researching ways to safely use recycled human urine as a fertilizer.
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VPR News
NRC Gives Yankee Good Grades For 2012
Thursday, 03/07/13
By John Dillon
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant did a good job last year in protecting public health and safety. The nuclear agency released its annual assessment report on Thursday.
VPR News
Pollution, Property Rights At Issue In Lakeshore Bill
Thursday, 03/07/13
By John Dillon
A House committee will hold a hearing next week on a bill that calls for new protections for the shorelines of lakes and ponds, including buffer zones for new development to prevent polluting run-off. But some property owners are concerned that the bill would infringe on their property rights.
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Commentaries
Levin: Birding In Boston
Wednesday, 03/06/13
By Ted Levin
For a wild and wondrous birding adventure, Ted Levin says to grab your binoculars and jacket - and head for Boston.
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VPR News
Tar Sands Resolutions Send Message Of Concern Over Climate Change
Wednesday, 03/06/13
By John Dillon
Along with Town Meeting debates over school budgets and tax rates, some two dozen towns tackled oil companies and the global issue of climate change.
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VPR News
Monkton Shows Strong Opposition to Natural Gas Pipeline
Tuesday, 03/05/13
By Kirk Carapezza
On this Town Meeting Day, voters in one Addison County town have reiterated their strong opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline, hoping to boost their voice as the Vermont Gas Company seeks permission from the state to expand its service south.
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VT Garden Journal
Vermont Garden Journal: Award-Winning Plants
Friday, 03/08/13
By Charlie Nardozzi
Award-winning plants.
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VPR News
Vermont Gas Alters Pipeline Route, Again
Tuesday, 03/05/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont Gas has changed the route of the proposed extension of its natural gas pipeline through Addison County. The company filed a petition last year for a state permit to build a 42-mile pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury.
VPR News
State Looks To Cut Pollution From Farms, Sewage Plants
Monday, 03/04/13
By John Dillon
The state is looking to cut water pollution that reaches Lake Champlain by imposing new regulations on farms and by enforcing phosphorus limits on a sewage treatment plant in Waterbury.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: Owl Duet
Saturday, 03/09/13
Owl calls
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Vermont Edition
Indoor Gardening
Tuesday, 03/05/13
By Jane Lindholm
When the grey clouds are looming and icicles hang down from the eaves, it's nice to have a green plant on your windowsill. We'll learn how to grow salad greens indoors, and how to keep your potted plants thriving.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: The Knowing Crow
Saturday, 03/02/13
Crows can recognize faces...
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VPR News
Bennington Commercial Composting Operation Wins Approval
Thursday, 02/28/13
By Susan Keese
A Shaftsbury-based waste hauler has won state approval for a commercial composting operation in Bennington. Trevor Mance, the owner of TAM Waste Management, says the Act 250 permit granted last week was the last regulatory hurdle for the project.  
VPR News
Moratorium Removed From Wind Bill As New Poll Shows Support For Projects
Tuesday, 02/26/13
By John Dillon
Senators have removed a proposed moratorium from legislation regulating large-scale wind projects. But the bill would now require that wind developments be judged under the full criteria of Act 250. Both sides of the wind debate are disappointed in the latest version.
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Commentaries
Homeyer: Valentine's Flowers
Wednesday, 02/13/13
By Henry Homeyer
Henry Homeyer is going to consider the environment and other factors this week when he chooses cut flowers for his loved one - and ignore tradition.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: House Finch
Saturday, 02/23/13
The common house finch.
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VPR News
Oil Exec Says Line Could Be Used For Tar Sands
Monday, 02/18/13
By John Dillon
The head of a regional oil pipeline company says he's looking for new projects, including using the line to carry controversial tar sands oil across northern New England. The Legislature is reviewing the pipeline issue amid national protests against a project that would carry tar sands oil from western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
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VPR News
Make It Snow: Snow Guns Boost Resort Business
Thursday, 02/14/13
By Nina Keck
Ski resorts can have the most luxurious lodges, the fastest lifts and most exciting terrain. But if they don't have snow in the winter, none of that matters much.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: Annual Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, 02/16/13
This weekend, start counting!
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VPR News
Storm Blankets The State With Snow
Friday, 02/08/13
Hundreds of Vermont schools were closed Friday as a winter storm blanketed the state with snow.
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