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Vermont lawmakers applaud EPA effort to reduce emissions

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency, under the direction of President Obama, this week proposed new carbon emissions regulations on power plants across the country.

The new rules would mandate plants to reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 emissions levels as the benchmark. This is the first time the federal government has attempted to regulate carbon emissions. According to EPA estimates, the regulations would target some 600 power plants across the nation.

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Climate report: Vermont agriculture is at risk

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series.

ADDISON COUNTY — Climate change has forced Addison County farmers and sugarmakers to rethink the way they do business, amid worries that increasing temperatures and precipitation threaten Vermont’s backbone industries.

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Climate Change report: Vermont will get warmer and wetter

Posted on May 29, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont is getting warmer. And wetter. And without significant global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, that trend will continue, according to a comprehensive report on climate change released by the White House this month.

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U.S. Energy Secretary talks climate change at Middlebury College

Posted on May 19, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — The U.S. Secretary of Energy praised Vermont’s efforts in renewable energy development and defended the expansion of natural gas use at a panel at Middlebury College Friday morning.

Secretary Ernest Moniz was flanked by the state’s Congressional delegation and Gov. Peter Shumlin, as well as state business and academic leaders.

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White House official to talk climate at Middlebury College on Friday

Posted on May 12, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Congressional delegation will host a White House cabinet official at Middlebury College on Friday.

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch for a panel on energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change.

The panel will be held at the McCullough Student Center at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is open to the public.

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First Middlebury College divestment panel set for Jan. 22

Posted on January 14, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College next week will hold a symposium to discuss the college’s endowment policies and practices. The 90-minute panel, to be held on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCullough Social Space, is to be the first in a series of talks about the endowment to address the possibility of reinvesting elsewhere the $32 million of the endowment that is currently invested in fossil fuel companies.

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Nationally acclaimed scientists to offer climate change insights locally

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — Climate change may have been largely absent from the national political conversation in 2012, but Addison County is kicking off the first month of 2013 with visits from nationally renowned climate change scientists. 

On Jan. 17, the public is invited to attend a presentation by Alan Betts, a Pittsford-based climate scientist who in recent years has been presenting his climate change research to diverse audiences around the state. Betts will present at the Salisbury Community School at 7 p.m.

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College open to discussion of divesting from fossil fuels

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College announced on Tuesday that it would take formal steps to consider divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

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Warming climate is changing everything

Posted on September 20, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



RIPTON — After 20 years of warnings from climate scientists, environmentalists and Al Gore, many would argue that the predicted consequences of global warming are being realized.

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Locals 'connect the dots' for climate change

Posted on May 10, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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HANCOCK — On Saturday, May 5, people across the globe held up dots — small, large, cut out or painted — asking their fellow citizens to “connect the dots” to climate change. Demonstrations went on underwater in the Marshall Islands, on the sides of cliffs in South Africa and on the last patch of snow on the Allen Trail at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in Hancock.

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