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BirdNote
BirdNote: Birders and Hunters
Saturday, 02/09/13
Do birdwatchers and bird-hunters share common ground?
VPR News
Sanders Continues To Oppose Wind Moratorium
Thursday, 02/07/13
By Jane Lindholm
Senator Bernie Sanders is standing by his decision to speak out against a proposed moratorium on ridgeline wind development. Sanders believes that immediate and drastic action is needed to combat global climate change.
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VPR News
Culvert Conundrum: Towns Out $8 Million Because FEMA Won't Pay
Wednesday, 02/06/13
By John Dillon
The lowly culvert got a lot of attention in the Statehouse on Wednesday. The issue is whether the federal government will help towns pay to build bigger bridges and culverts to replace those destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene.
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Vermont Edition
Energy Efficient Design
Wednesday, 02/06/13
By Jane Lindholm
It can cost a lot of money to heat your house in the winter time. There are a few super energy efficient homes being built in Vermont right now that are so efficient they don't have to spend any money at all on heating.We'll learn all about the latest trends in energy efficient construction and how they can be used in Vermont.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: Thunderbird
Saturday, 02/02/13
Bird myths are common in Native American folklore and history.
VPR News
Norwich Sidewalks Turning Blue This Winter
Thursday, 01/31/13
By Charlotte Albright
It's said that, when it gets really cold, people turn blue. Nowadays in Norwich, so do the sidewalks -- after they've been treated with de-icer.
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Commentaries
Slayton: Birding Champlain
Thursday, 01/31/13
By Tom Slayton
The connection Vermonters have with nature flourishes in winter as well as warmer times. Tom Slayton proved that point recently when he spent the day birdwatching along the shore of Lake Champlain.
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VPR News
Grid Constraints Mean Less Power Output From Wind Projects
Wednesday, 01/30/13
By John Dillon
Some big wind projects in the region are not performing as planned due to constraints on the transmission grid. That news came as Vermont lawmakers focused on both climate change and a moratorium on new wind development.
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VPR News
Environmentalist To Vt. Lawmakers: Act Now On Climate
Wednesday, 01/30/13
Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben addressed members of the legislature at the Statehouse Wednesday, urging them to pass legislation during this biennium that might combat climate change in Vermont - and elsewhere.
VPR News
Environmentalist To Vt. Lawmakers: Act Now On Climate
Wednesday, 01/30/13
Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben addressed members of the legislature at the Statehouse Wednesday, urging them to pass legislation during this biennium that might combat climate change in Vermont - and elsewhere.
VPR News
Sanders Weighs In Against Ridgeline Wind Moratorium
Monday, 01/28/13
By John Dillon
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says the Vermont Legislature should reject a proposed moratorium on ridgeline wind projects.
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VPR News
Regional Report: Shoreham Farm's Distillery Stirs Controversy
Friday, 01/25/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
WhistlePig Farm in Shoreham has stirred controversy over plans to expand its distillery.
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VPR News
State Sees Big Bill To Clean Up Waters, But No Funding In Sight
Friday, 01/25/13
By John Dillon
The Shumlin administration says that cleaning up Lake Champlain and other waterways will cost $156 million a year in additional funding. But the governor in his budget address did not mention the pollution problem - or suggest a possible funding solution.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: Blame The Crow
Saturday, 01/26/13
How could a crow burn down a house?
Commentaries
Levin: The Bear Man
Tuesday, 01/22/13
By Ted Levin
A number of years ago, Ted Levin was passing through Miami International Airport, when he encountered an unexpected reminder of home.
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VPR News
Vt. Tech Sees Big Energy Savings
Thursday, 01/17/13
Officials at Vermont Technical College say a school competition and a grant from IBM helped reduce the school's electric bill by more than $40,000 in one year.
Commentaries
Weis: The Power Of Hope
Friday, 01/18/13
By Russ Weis
As we anticipate Martin Luther King Day and President Obama's second inaugural address, Russ Weis is thinking about the power of "hope," and how it relates to the future of our planet.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: Hawaii's Birds
Saturday, 01/19/13
The birds of paradise.
Vermont Edition
At The Intersection Of Public Recreation And Private Land
Tuesday, 01/15/13
By Jane Lindholm
We look at the rights of the public to recreate on private land and the liabilities faced by the property owner, hear about Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley's photographing a single snow crystal and we dip into our listener mailbag.
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VPR News
UVM Bottled Water Ban Begins Monday
Saturday, 01/12/13
By Kirk Carapezza
When students at the University of Vermont resume classes on the snow-covered Burlington campus Monday, something will be missing: bottled water. UVM is the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled water.
Commentaries
Gilbert: Blizzard
Thursday, 01/10/13
By Peter Gilbert
With the return of wintry weather, parents once again have to plan ahead for days when their children may be released from school early due to impending weather, out of concern for their safety.  It's a necessity that's reminded Peter Gilbert of how a tremendously powerful winter storm once swept across the northern plains - with the most dire of consequences.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: Crossbills
Saturday, 01/12/13
A crossbill's beak.
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VPR News
With Local Support, Environmentalists Hope To Stop Tar Sands Pipeline
Monday, 01/07/13
By Kirk Carapezza
In March, voters in Burlington will vote on a resolution that would oppose the shipment of tar-sands oil across northeastern sections of the state. Now, environmental activists want voters to put the issue on Town Meeting Day ballots in other towns.
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VPR News
Burlington Council Takes Up Gun Ban Resolution
Monday, 01/07/13
By Kirk Carapezza
The right to bear arms is the law of the land. But after an unprecedented series of shooting rampages last year, some state and local governments are now considering bans on assault weapons on their streets.
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VPR News
Developer Says Northern Pass Brings Clean Energy
Thursday, 01/03/13
By Jane Lindholm
Mike Skelton, spokesman for Northern Pass project, talks with Vermont Edition about why he feels the project, which would carry power generated in Quebec through transmission lines stretching 180 miles from the Canadian border to southern New England, will bring clean electricity to the region.
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