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environment http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/121/all en Author Rick Bass schools writers in environmental activism http://addisonindependent.com/201406author-rick-bass-schools-writers-envirnomental-activism <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23953" style="width: 67px;"><a href="/201406author-rick-bass-schools-writers-envirnomental-activism"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Author activist Rick Bass by simison-8129 CMYK.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Author activist Rick Bass by simison-8129 CMYK.jpg" title="Author activist Rick Bass by simison-8129 CMYK.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="67" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AUTHOR RICK BASS talks to others interested in his craft during the Middlebury College’s inaugural Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ conference in Ripton on Thursday. Photo by Brett Simison/Middlebury College </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Weyland Joyner </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">RIPTON &mdash; Acclaimed writer and activist Rick Bass sparked a lively discussion about activism, the environment, and the justice system when he gave a lecture titled &ldquo;The Joy of Being Arrested&rdquo; at Middlebury College&rsquo;s Bread Loaf campus this past Thursday morning.</span></p> <p> Bass told the story of being arrested when he zip-tied himself to the gates of the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline the day after President Obama&rsquo;s State of the Union address in February 2013.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23954">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406author-rick-bass-schools-writers-envirnomental-activism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton environment Featured Middlebury College Ripton Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:21:36 +0000 Weyland Joyner 23954 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: What about the environment? http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-what-about-environment <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">In today&#39;s other editorial, the win-win scenario refers to the state and Vermont Gas getting a pipeline to Rutland in the fastest manner and with the least amount of political and legal consequence.</span></p> <p> Environmentalists opposed to the pipeline might rightly ask: But what about the environment?</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19369">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-what-about-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial environment pipeline Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:32:31 +0000 Zach Despart 19369 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: 'It's good to respect the land' http://addisonindependent.com/201304editorial-its-good-respect-land <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p>Marci Hayes couldn&rsquo;t have summed up the meaning of Green Up Day better: &ldquo;I&rsquo;m motivated by the idea of taking care of the environment where you live. It&rsquo;s good practice to respect the land. And it looks better after.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16672">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304editorial-its-good-respect-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial environment Green Up Vermont Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:38:20 +0000 xian 16672 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Overcoming the Neanderthals http://addisonindependent.com/201302editorial-overcoming-neanderthals <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>New York Times</em> columnist Joe Nocera represents the guy environmental activist and author Bill McKibben, former NASA scientist James Hansen and 350.org supporters around the world have to debunk and then re-educate. Shockingly, his editors at the <em>Times </em>still allow him to write on energy topics as if he has a clue.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15607">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302editorial-overcoming-neanderthals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial environment Tar Sands Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:48:16 +0000 15607 at http://addisonindependent.com Book explores fate of giant fish http://addisonindependent.com/201210book-explores-fate-giant-fish <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13874" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201210book-explores-fate-giant-fish"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/mattringey4469.thumbnail.jpg" alt="mattringey4469.jpg" title="mattringey4469.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AUTHOR MATT RIGNEY was at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury last week to promote his new book, “In Pursuit of Giants,” which ex- plores the over-fishing of the world’s biggest fish. Independent photo/Trent Campbell. </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Matt Rigney developed a passion for fishing during many years of solitary angling in a small boat off the coast of Maine.</p> <p> Along with the thrill of catching some hefty bluefish, striped bass and other species, Rigney learned about what he called the &ldquo;power of solitude, about what you see when you sit quietly and observe nature.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13875">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210book-explores-fate-giant-fish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury environment Featured Middlebury THT Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:41:07 +0000 John Flowers 13875 at http://addisonindependent.com Commuter Challenge a success http://addisonindependent.com/201208commuter-challenge-success <p> VERMONT &mdash; The results are in. In an attempt to find more economical and environmentally friendly alternatives for getting to work, the 2012 Way to Go Commuter Challenge was a success and saw growth in participation across the state. And one Addison County municipality was singled out for its extraordinary efforts to save gasoline.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12825">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208commuter-challenge-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont energy environment transportation Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:55:26 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12825 at http://addisonindependent.com Phosphorus runs through local rivers http://addisonindependent.com/201208phosphorus-runs-through-local-rivers <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Data released earlier this year showed that in 2011 the Otter Creek poured more than 206 metric tons of phosphorus into Lake Champlain &mdash; almost twice the 18-year average of 121 annual metric tons.</p> <p> An increase in phosphorus, which fuels growth of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, is not viewed by staff at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) as a positive harbinger in their effort to clean up Lake Champlain.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12795">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208phosphorus-runs-through-local-rivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County agriculture environment Featured Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:10:01 +0000 Andrew Stein 12795 at http://addisonindependent.com 'Earthship' sets sail in Huntington http://addisonindependent.com/201207earthship-sets-sail-huntington <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12659" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207earthship-sets-sail-huntington"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/greenhouse2334.thumbnail.jpg" alt="greenhouse2334.jpg" title="greenhouse2334.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE EARTHSHIP, A home being built in Huntington, is nestled into a berm to maximize its energy efficiency and will generate all of its own heat and electricity needs — except for a small amount from the grid to power a Jacuzzi. Independent photo/John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> HUNTINGTON &mdash; &ldquo;One man&rsquo;s trash is another man&rsquo;s treasure&rdquo; is more than an old proverb for Amitava Biswas. It is literally the foundation of a new ultra-green home that he and his wife, Phetcharat Saelim, are building into the side of a hill in rustic Huntington.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12649">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207earthship-sets-sail-huntington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Huntington architecture energy environment Featured Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:32:34 +0000 John Flowers 12649 at http://addisonindependent.com Riverwatch volunteers discover E. coli increase http://addisonindependent.com/201207riverwatch-volunteers-discover-e-coli-increase <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12529" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207riverwatch-volunteers-discover-e-coli-increase"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/River-E-Coli-Levels-Chart_0.thumbnail.png" alt="River-E-Coli-Levels-Chart.png" title="River-E-Coli-Levels-Chart.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE ABOVE GRAPH shows how E. coli levels in local rivers have shifted in the past year. The state data was derived from samples taken by the Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative, a volunteer group dedicated to monitoring the Otter Creek and its tributaries. </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Between golden rays of early morning light last Wednesday, three volunteers for the Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative weaved through patches of poison parsnip along the Lemon Fair River. Middlebury College professor Kathy Morse, Cornwall&rsquo;s David Anderson and Starksboro&rsquo;s Matt Witten were taking samples and running various tests to monitor the Otter Creek tributary&rsquo;s health.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12512">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207riverwatch-volunteers-discover-e-coli-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative E. Coli environment Featured Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:53:40 +0000 Andrew Stein 12512 at http://addisonindependent.com Algae blooms hit Champlain in wake of record phosphorus runoff http://addisonindependent.com/201207cyanobacteria-blooms-hit-champlain-wake-record-phosphorus-runoff <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12439" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201207cyanobacteria-blooms-hit-champlain-wake-record-phosphorus-runoff"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Lake-Champ-Header.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Lake-Champ-Header.jpg" title="Lake-Champ-Header.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LAST YEAR WAS a record year for phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain. Phosphorus loads are measured by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Water Management Division in three main tributaries: the Otter Creek, the Missisquoi River and the Winooski River. </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Jeff Severson has spent much of the past 50 summers at his family&rsquo;s Lake Champlain camp in West Addison. But it wasn&rsquo;t until two weeks ago that the born-and-raised Vermonter had ever seen blooms of the potentially toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, engulf his favorite swim and fishing spot.</p> <p> While Severson and his son were fishing on June 29, his wife Lisa Windhausen, who teaches middle school science in Jericho, watched from above as Oven Bay turned from a pool of glistening glass to chunky green sludge within hours.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12438">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207cyanobacteria-blooms-hit-champlain-wake-record-phosphorus-runoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont cyanobacteria environment Featured Vermont Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:47:38 +0000 Andrew Stein 12438 at http://addisonindependent.com Orwell pupils use floating classroom http://addisonindependent.com/201207orwell-pupils-use-floating-classroom <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12386" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207orwell-pupils-use-floating-classroom"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/orwellcamp0292.thumbnail.jpg" alt="orwellcamp0292.jpg" title="orwellcamp0292.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NATE QUESNEL LOOKS into the water of Lake Hortonia during the Orwell Village School summer canoe camp last week. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> SUDBURY &ndash;&ndash; Fourteen kids and two teachers guided their canoes away from the shores of Lake Hortonia and paddled over to a small bay full of lily pads and milfoil, looking around at the different plants and wildlife and taking samples from the water.</p> <p> The group went out to the lake this past Thursday as part of the five-day East Creek Project, a canoe day camp for students from Orwell Village School that is sponsored by the Vermont Community Foundation&rsquo;s South Lake Champlain Fund.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12387">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207orwell-pupils-use-floating-classroom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell canoeing education environment Featured summer water ecology Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:42:55 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12387 at http://addisonindependent.com Ten months after Irene, fish stocks appear strong http://addisonindependent.com/201207ten-months-after-irene-fish-stocks-appear-strong <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; It&rsquo;s summertime, and that means more locals are heading out to local streams and waterways for recreation and fishing.</p> <p> Jesse Haller, a fishing guide for Green Mountain Adventures and president of the New Haven River Anglers, said so far many of those anglers have been happy at the end of the day.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12379">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207ten-months-after-irene-fish-stocks-appear-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County environment Featured fish fishing Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:36:19 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12379 at http://addisonindependent.com Lake Dunmore group taps weevils in fight against milfoil http://addisonindependent.com/201205lake-dunmore-group-taps-weevils-fight-against-milfoil <p> SALISBURY/LEICESTER &mdash; The Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association (LDFLA) wants to enlist the help of some tiny insects to accomplish a feat that has thus far eluded hail divers and heavy marine equipment: the eradication of Eurasian milfoil.</p> <p> The LDFLA has applied for permission from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to introduce thousands of <em>Euhrychiopsis lecontei</em> &mdash; aka milfoil weevils &mdash; as another weapon in removing the nuisance aquatic weeds that have been steadily encroaching on the lakes.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11948">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205lake-dunmore-group-taps-weevils-fight-against-milfoil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Salisbury environment Featured invasives Lake Dunmore Mon, 28 May 2012 14:00:07 +0000 John Flowers 11948 at http://addisonindependent.com Way to Go! sparks carbon reduction http://addisonindependent.com/201205way-go-sparks-carbon-reduction <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The eighth annual Way to Go! commuter challenge kicked off on Monday morning, as people around the state headed to work on foot, by bike and by bus.</p> <p> The weeklong event, which this year runs from May 14 through 18, invites participation from individuals, schools and businesses, offering awards to those who conserve the most. Last year, the city of Vergennes and the Goodrich Corp.&rsquo;s Vergennes office both won recognition.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11801">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205way-go-sparks-carbon-reduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County energy environment events Mon, 14 May 2012 18:20:43 +0000 Andrew Stein 11801 at http://addisonindependent.com Citizens rally for 42nd Green Up Day http://addisonindependent.com/201204citizens-rally-42nd-green-day <p> <em>For a town-by-town chart of Green Up Day events, <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/files/Green%20Up%20Info%202012.pdf">click here!</a></em></p> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; What does Vermont&rsquo;s 42nd Green Up Day on May 5 mean to you?</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11632">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201204citizens-rally-42nd-green-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County environment Featured Green Up Day Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:04:07 +0000 Andrew Stein 11632 at http://addisonindependent.com