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Strafford To Vote On Constitutional Amendment
Thursday, 01/03/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Nearly a year after many Vermont towns supported resolutions calling for the reversal of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that gave corporations the same rights as people, a new grassroots effort plans to expand the idea by giving the Earth "rights."
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Strafford To Vote On Constitutional Amendment
Thursday, 01/03/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Nearly a year after many Vermont towns supported resolutions calling for the reversal of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that gave corporations the same rights as people, a new grassroots effort plans to expand the idea by giving the Earth "rights."
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Wind Moratorium Demanded As Debate Intensifies
Monday, 12/31/12
By John Dillon
State regulators have approved wind testing towers in southern Vermont, despite opposition from the host towns. The decision comes during an intensifying debate over renewable energy projects in Vermont.
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Climate Science Is A Challenge For Ski Resorts
Tuesday, 01/01/13
On a sunny day at Shawnee Peak, a family-sized mountain about an hour northwest of Portland, Maine, faithful early-season skiers carve their first turns on a good choice of trails thanks to the numerous snow-blowers going full tilt to cover the otherwise brown slopes. Ski patrol, in their tell-tale red jackets, say something's changed about winter.
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Newscast: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Thursday, 12/27/12
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Storm Drops More Than A Foot Of Snow On Vermont
Thursday, 12/27/12
By Ross Sneyd
Plow operators had plenty of work as the snow kept piling up Thursday when the big winter storm that hammered the South and Midwest arrived in New England.
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The Social History of "Champ"
Thursday, 12/27/12
By Peter Biello
History teacher Robert E. Bartholomew dives into the history of Lake Champlain's elusive "monster."
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Winter Storm Begins Dropping Snow Across Region
Thursday, 12/27/12
A winter storm that raged through the South and Midwest began dumping snow overnight in New England. By sunrise, 3 to 8 inches had fallen across Vermont - with plenty more on the way.
BirdNote
BirdNote: A Year's Worth Of Birds
Saturday, 01/05/13
A year's worth of birds.
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BirdNote
BirdNote: Gyrfalcon
Saturday, 12/29/12
Winter brings wondrous bird visitors.
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Strafford Ponders Future of Copper Mine Site
Monday, 12/24/12
By Charlotte Albright
It's taken more than a decade, but the Superfund clean-up of an abandoned copper mine in South Strafford is almost finished. The EPA has sealed 45 acres of tailings-which are finely ground sulfide ore-that had been leaching into local waterways.
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With Solid Gains In Cutting Carbon, Region Considers How To Do More
Monday, 12/24/12
By John Dillon
The Northeast has made big gains in cutting carbon pollution. But a regional program to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions is struggling with how to build on that success. Environmentalists want governors keep up the pressure.
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High Winds Cause Widespread Damage Across State
Friday, 12/21/12
As of nightfall, some 20,000 power outages were still being reported across Vermont after strong winds buffeted the state, causing more damage than did the remnants of Superstorm Sandy.
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ANR Plans To Deny Permit To Moretown Landfill
Friday, 12/21/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources says it intends to deny a Moretown landfill's request to recertify two areas where it disposes of trash.
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Amid Protests, Vermont Gas Files For Permit To Build Pipeline
Thursday, 12/20/12
By Kirk Carapezza
On Thursday, Vermont Gas Systems filed a petition for a state permit to begin construction of its underground pipeline project, which has already collided with opposition from local residents who don't like the route.
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Researchers Hope Beetle Will Eat Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
A tiny insect is damaging Vermont's hemlock trees. The hemlock wooly adelgid eats the trees and subsequently kills them. And there's no known enemy of the insect, until now. Researchers have been releasing a type of beetle that feeds exclusively on adelgids to try to stem their spread.
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Vt. Among States That Push For Tightened Soot Regulations
Tuesday, 12/18/12
The state of Vermont is among eleven across the country that successfully pushed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten standards for airborne soot.
BirdNote
BirdNote: Eagle
Saturday, 12/22/12
Each winter, North Central Washington becomes home to thousands of water birds and Bald Eagles.
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Vermont Edition
Circumpolar Vermont
Tuesday, 12/18/12
By Jane Lindholm
What does Vermont have in common with the Arctic? It turns out quite a few scholars who study the arctic make their home in Vermont. We'll find out about the Center for Circumpolar studies and discover what we can learn by studying the arctic.
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Hose Failure Causes Gasoline Leak Near Downtown Barre
Wednesday, 12/12/12
Environmental officials and emergency responders say a failure in hose at a Barre gas station led to the leak of as much as 3,000 gallons of gasoline into the ground.
BirdNote
BirdNote: Bird's Diet
Saturday, 12/15/12
Birds' changing diet.
Vermont Edition
Take Out the Papers and the Trash:
Thursday, 12/13/12
By Jane Lindholm
Officials at the Agency of Natural Resources have given the owners of the Moretown landfill an ultimatum: clean up the smell, or shut down. We'll look at how the state deals with its solid waste, and what will happen to the Moretown landfill.
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Moretown Landfill Tackles Odor Issues
Friday, 12/07/12
By John Dillon
The operators of the Moretown landfill have responded to a state ultimatum with a plan they say will address odor problems at the facility. The state has put the landfill on notice to resolve the odor issue quickly, or face a shutdown order.
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Vt. Issues Towns New Stormwater Permits
Wednesday, 12/05/12
By John Dillon
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is working to reduce water pollution in the Lake Champlain watershed by requiring a number of municipalities and other groups to do more to control storm water runoff.
BirdNote
BirdNote: The Dodo
Saturday, 12/08/12
BirdNote explains the Dodo bird's extinction.
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